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Sledge dog kennels at Denali

We have visited the sledge dog kennels and watched the demonstration in the afternoon. They told about the history of the kennel which started in the 1920ies with 7 dogs. Now they help patrolling the park against poachers and carry a lot of building materials to the remote parts of the park.

The dogs were quite a character. We learned about their large paws, useful flurry tails to protect their nose during sleeping and the double fur coat: one thick water repellent and protective layer and another dense and fluffy heat insulator layer.


We have seen a short "test drive" of the training cart too.

Posted by divatmotoros 18:32 Archived in USA Tagged alaska

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