Webcam: Sled Dog Puppies


Welcome to the Denali puppy cam!

Each year, 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 2018 update: We are excited to announce that Annie gave birth to seven healthy pups on August 19th. There are 4 boys and 3 girls in the litter and all 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. You can also read more about the parents of this litter on our blog.

 
sled dog nursing her puppies

NPS Photo

 
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: October 11, 2018

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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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