Yesterday we went to the dog sled demonstration. The park service raises the dogs from pups and retire them when they are nine years old. They then put them up for adoption, only to folks that live in colder climates. Each dog has its own space and ‘dog house”. I will try to post a video later on our blog.
Here you see the dogs and their houses, Some are up barking to try to be one of those selected for the demonstration. In the foreground is the sled they will be hooked to for the demo. It has no wheels so the dogs get a real workout.
Here is a close up of one of the dogs. They are Alaskan Huskies and are bred for stamina and certain other physical attributes.
Another close-up, this one showing more of the harness the dogs were when hooked to the sled.