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Contact: Sharon Stiteler, Public Affairs Officer, 907-683-9583
The live Puppy Cam is back at Denali National Park and Preserve! This year's litter was born on June 18, 2022. The sire is a park lead dog Steward, and the dame, Olive, comes from a well-respected partner kennel in Healy, Alaska. Arranged breeding and splitting litters with partners strengthens the health of the Kennel's lineage, as well as the health of all freight-style Alaskan huskies.
In commemoration of the 100th year of operation or #KennelCentennial, these puppies share their names with the first dogs acquired by Harry Karstens to patrol the park in 1922: Bos'n, Skipper, Dynamite, Mike, and Rowdy.
For one hundred years, the Denali Sled Dog Kennels has been the only sled dog kennel in the National Park Service and one of the oldest sled dog kennels in the country. While the role of the Kennels has evolved over time, human and canine rangers have worked together since 1922 to uphold the tradition of preserving the park’s vast wilderness by dog team. Denali’s dogs are authentic working dogs; they continue to haul materials in Denali’s two million acres of the federally designated wilderness area. The Kennels continue to embrace what works best for this land and share the region’s rich mushing history with visitors.
Visitors to the park can visit the Kennels and maybe glimpse the puppies daily from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. Free sled dog programs are offered at 10 am, 2 pm, and 4 pm. If you can't be in the park in person, please take a puppy break and watch our live web cam.
Last updated: July 23, 2022