Long-time park employees Clare Curtis and Jane Bryant named this litter after three mining claims in the Kantishna area of the park. The Mining Claims Litter was born May 3, 2012. Our five-part video series, "The Puppy Paws," follows the development and growth of these pups at an early age. The video series explains the reason and logic behind yearly breedings in the kennels and looks at the important training and development dogs go through during their first four or five months of life.
Lucky is a very handsome black dog with blue eyes. His stunning looks and good nature capture the hearts of visitors every summer. Lucky is also a hardworking and intelligent winter leader. He knows a trick where he lays on his back and puts his paws up in the air for cookies. This makes it easier to put booties on him in winter.
Polly is a very playful dog that loves visitors—especially children. Polly’s nickname is “Polly Wog” because she loves to jump up in the air like a frog. She is the smallest of her litter, but is still very strong and fast.
Last updated: August 21, 2018