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Talkeetna Sundog Kennel

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Address: Talkeetna, AK 99676
Phone Number: 1-907-733-3355
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Dog sled disappointment

It was very interesting to see a typical cabin and hear about the great dogsled race and the dogs didn't seem unhappy but I found the dogsled pulling ( with a car) rather... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
Jacomina P
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

It was very interesting to see a typical cabin and hear about the great dogsled race and the dogs didn't seem unhappy but I found the dogsled pulling ( with a car) rather disappointing and the conditions for the dogs not so happy.

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

There are a lot of sled dog places you can visit, but none as personal as Sundog Kennels. We learned all about the Iditorod race, but also got to go on a 5 mi 4-wheeler ride being pulled by sled dogs. It was great!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very informative about the Iditarod sled dogs and race. Very well run place, clean and friendly. Couldn't help but laugh as the dogs barked it up to be hooked up for their turn to pull the ATV. Pretty exciting to be pulled around by the team and then followed up with a "class" on the makings of the race and... More 

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Penn Yan, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We learned a lot about the Iditarod and sled dogs. They have about 60 dogs, all barking and who want to be hooked up to pull the sled but once the team was chosen they all quieted down. Pretty amazing when you think about it--that they knew enough dogs had been picked. The dogs pulled the motor-assisted ATV with us... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This wasn't the real sled dog experience we really wanted..(would have to have snow for that.) But the experience of a real Iditerod musher was outstanding. Watching the dogs and their interactions with the owners as they were hooked to the sled. While they were pulling and motor assisted sled due to the weight of our group. The way they... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We just loved the dogs, their eagerness to run, their cleanliness. Sixty dogs live there and there is no smell and I saw no dog poop! You get into a jeep and it is helping the dogs of course. But they just love to run. It is a path through the woods and I loved the experience. Afterwards they let... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Kinda lame, but very interesting. Jerry does a nice job of explaining his craft and the sport. He has a large kennel and the dogs all seem happy and cared for. Amazing to see them want to run. Worth the visit - you get a pull on a large ATV which no way would resemble a sled ride - but... More 

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Chesterfield, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This was our son's favorite excursion on our recent cruise-land tour of Alaska. After reading the negative reviews, we were concerned, but we quickly discovered that those negative reviews were unjust. The owners were friendly but real; let's face it, they've chosen to live in a remote area of Alaska, so they aren't gushing with fake customer-service. The dogs were... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We want to thank you Jerry, for helping us set up our fishing trip in July 2013. It was a trip of a lifetime! We really enjoyed all you did for us. Our fishing was awesome! Your guys taught us how to fly fish and a few tricks on river fishing. Your wife cooked our catch for us at your... More 

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Biggleswade
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I wanted to dogsled, but of course no snow, but the motorised vehicle was fine, i know the dogs are not pulling it, but they certainly have to run (even to keep out of the way) and they knew the way to go. We had Gerry's wife telling us all about the race, and the preparation she does for meals... More 

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