DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE'S
SLED DOG KENNELS CENTENNIAL EXHIBIT 2022
IN AUGUST 2022, DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE'S SLED DOG KENNELS CELEBRATED THEIR 100TH YEAR OF RUNNING DOGS IN THE PARK. THIS ART SERIES WAS CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS EVENT. NOTE THAT THE DOGHOUSE'S ORIGINAL DISPLAY HAS BEEN UPDATED.
VOLUNTEERING AT THE KENNELS, I INTERACTED WITH ALL THE DOGS IN THE YARD AND UTILIZED PERSONALLY TAKEN REFERENCE PHOTOS AND OFFICIAL NPS PHOTOS FOR IDENTIFYING FACIAL TRACKING AND COLORING PATTERNS TO MATCH EACH DOG'S NATURAL COLOR PROFILE. THE DRAWINGS WERE CREATED AND ARRANGED IN ORDER OF LITTER BIRTH YEAR.
Find Your Park Litter
Top Left: Summit; Bottom Left: Venture; Right Center: Disco
Top Left: Party; Top Right: Piñata; Bottom Left: Cupcake; Bottom Right: Happy
Denali 100th Litter
Top Left: Nepa; Top Center: Matrix; Top Right: Steward; Bottom Left: Story; Bottom Right: Topo
Alaska Youth Litter
Top Left: Nucha; Top Right: Kusko; Bottom Left: Gladys; Bottom Center: Behnti; Bottom Right: Elsie
Little Switzerland Litter
Top Left: Pika; Top Center: Munchkin; Top Right: Throne; Bottom Left: Jewel; Bottom Right: Royal
9/11 Search and Rescue Litter
Top Left: Jolie; Top Center: Gus; Top Right: Dargo; Center: Apollo; Bottom Left: Blitz; Bottom Center: Merlyn; Bottom Right: Boomer
Retired sled dog
The kennels' manager requested a drawing of a retired sled dog. This drawing was given to a longtime volunteer.
In 2022, the NPS Kennels Centennial Litter was born. At the exhibit creation time, it was not decided which puppies would become NPS sled dogs; this litter was drawn in 2023.
NPS Kennels Centennial Litter
Left Center: Bos'n; Top Right: Mike; Bottom Right: Skipper