• pond surrounded by green brush, reflecting a distant range of snow-covered mountains that are dominated by one massive mountain

    Denali

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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Sultana

closeup of a dog with a white muzzle, dark head and light blue eyes

Sultana, with an uncharacteristically patient expression, looms out of the darkness to say hello.

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Sultana (F)

Born
: 8/05/2006
Weight: 70 lbs
Climbing Routes Litter

Sultana was the only female from her litter, so as a pup growing up with eight brothers she quickly became the ringleader of the bunch. She is a cute, blue-eyed tom boy. Her tenacity and intelligence have made her a great lead dog since her first full winter in harness. Her only downfall is a lack of patience, which she will hopefully outgrow. In summer 2009 she gave birth to the volcano litter – some of the biggest pups the park kennels has seen!

 

Did You Know?

close view of bearberry, a small red-colored plant

In 1908, Charles Sheldon – a hunter and naturalist – described in his journal the idea of a park that would allow visitors to enjoy the beauty he saw while visiting Alaska. In 1917 his vision became reality, with the creation of Mount McKinley National Park.