Webcam: Sled Dog Puppies

Welcome to the Denali puppy cam!

We turn on the camera when the pups are able to walk and move about outside the doghouse. The puppycam will remain on until it becomes too dark and cold for image capture at some point in the fall.

Please keep in mind that the puppycam does not provide a complete view of the entire double puppy pen. The pups or mom may move out of the camera range, water buckets, food dishes, and even kennels rangers may also be out of view even though they are right there in the pen. Not to worry, all of the pups and dogs are getting all the love and care they need and deserve every single day.

 
 

August 14 update: We are excited to announce that Clove gave birth to seven healthy pups on August 4th. There are 5 boys and 2 girls in the litter. Mom and pups are busy eating, sleeping, and growing right now.

We encourage you to watch "The Puppy Paws" video series to learn more about how we raise and train our pups. This video series answers some commonly-asked questions, like why do we breed our own dogs instead of adopting, and how do we prepare the pups for the work they'll do once they mature.

 
a sled dog in a dog house laying on her side, nursing seven tiny puppies
Clove and her puppies in early August, 2017.
 
Image of sled dog pups in the 1930s
Waiting at a threshold in Savage Camp, 1936

COURTESY CANDY WAGAMAN COLLECTION

Beyond 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 28, 2017

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PO Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755

Phone:

(907) 683-9532

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