The NPS 100th Birthday Litter

Born in 2016, the theme for this litter celebrates the 100th birthday of the National Park Service with names inspired by parties.
a husky with mostly dark gray and white coloring

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Piñata (m)

Born: July 23 2016

Piñata has expressive brown eyes and animated ears. He has a very unique personality and is very shy with strangers. He takes a little while to warm up to people, but that makes his relationships with the people he trusts that much more special. This loyal little fella has a steady gait and a good work ethic while running in team.

a black sled dog laying in the snow

Cupcake (m)

Born: July 23 2016

Cupcake is the biggest of the birthday litter. He is a solid, reliable dog who always has a good attitude. We can count on him to lead teams through some of our toughest winter conditions. He has even demonstrated an ability to lead a team through calf-deep overflow for miles up the Teklanika River! Such a good boy.
a mostly black husky with a white blaze on its chest

Happy (f)

Born: July 23 2016

Happy is a happy girl! As a puppy, she already showed potential as a future leader with her independent thinking and fearlessness to run in front of the lead team on new trails. She was also the dog yard bandit, notorious for sneaking around and stealing dog booties, bones and toys and stashing them in secret hiding spots so no one else could get them. As an adult, she's been replaced as the bandit by younger pups, but she has shaped up to be a great lead dog. Listen closely to hear her special happy grumbles while you’re scratching her behind the ears and rubbing her belly.
a tan and white alaskan husky

Party (f)

Born: July 23 2016

Although Party is the smallest of her litter, she has one of the biggest hearts. She knows when to work and when to party. While hooked up in team she keeps her tug line tight and is focused on the trail. She is our best lead dog for summer demonstrations. When running loose during puppy training runs in the winter, she was known to crawl onto our sleds towards the handlebar during breaks just to say hello to the mushers. It’s made for some pretty cute photo ops! Something tells me if we let her loose as an adult, she would do the same thing.

Last updated: June 5, 2022

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