Webcam: Sled Dog Puppies

 


Welcome to the Denali puppy-cam!

Meet Jewel. She was adopted into the Denali kennels from a kennel in Fairbanks that we have shared bloodlines and breedings with over the years.

Jewel was born on May 24, 2019 in a litter of 6 pups and she is the one lucky pup who was picked to join us and become a canine ranger in the park for the next 9 years of her life.

Jewel was named by retiring Denali NPS Rangers, Roger and Pam Robinson. Her name is taken from features in the "Little Switzerland" climbing area in the Alaska Range.

Because Jewel is a single pup you will see various adults come into the pen to play with her from time to time. Remember that you cannot see all parts of the puppy pen or dogyard on your screen. If you can't see Jewel she may be out on a walk (or ski in winter), in a different part of the pen outside the camera's view, or in the kennels building with our staff.

Enjoy watching her grow and know that she is getting all the love and care she needs to grow up happy, healthy and strong as our future canine ranger.

 
Image of sled dog pups in the 1930s
Waiting at a threshold in Savage Camp, 1936

Courtesy Candy Waugaman Collection

More Than Cute

Mushing is a cultural tradition across Alaska that dates back many thousands of years. It also provides the National Park Service the most effective available means to patrol vast areas of designated Wilderness during the long winter season.

Managers of the historic Denali sled dog kennels take great care in breeding for qualities suitable for the challenges and responsibilities of a Denali sled dog. Physical traits include long legs to break trail through deep snow, compact paws to resist build up of ice between toes, and sturdy coats and puffy tails to keep warm in the depths of sub-arctic winter. Character traits include tenacity, an unbridled love to pull and run as part of a team, and social skills that tolerate attention of many thousands of admirers to visit the kennels each summer.

 

Last updated: August 5, 2019

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755

Phone:

(907) 683-9532
A ranger is available 9 am—4 pm daily (except on major holidays). If you get to the voicemail, please leave a message and we'll call you back as soon as we finish with the previous caller.

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