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

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Educational and fun

It was great to learn about sled dogging and see the dogs. They hitched them up to a small jeep and gave the dogs a work out while we got to ride in the jeep. Glad we had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
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San Jose, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wish I'd checked TripAdvisor before we signed up for this experience. As mentioned in several other reviews, the owners are rude and not friendly. At all. When Kathleen arrived in a van to transport us to the kennels, she seemed annoyed. She didn't say hello and there was no conversation during the ride. Once we arrived at the kennels, some... More 

Thank Jill N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had no idea how interesting the Iditarod race history was until I did this tour. Kathleen's explanation of the preparation, training and racing was facinating! The dog's are thin but that doesn't mean malnourished. Race horses are thin too. These dogs are strong and conditioned. The owner's take care of their health with proper nutrition, hydration, training, medical observation... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was great to learn about sled dogging and see the dogs. They hitched them up to a small jeep and gave the dogs a work out while we got to ride in the jeep. Glad we had a chance to do this tour.

Thank rafa972
Anniston, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We were expecting dogs pulling sleds (with wheels) not an ATV with the motor running. They explain this at the beginning of the tour why they sue the ATV but still. We all expected sleds. There really isn't much to the tour? We expected to be able to let the dogs but you really only get 2-3 minutes of petting... More 

Thank Emilytravels1978
Weeki Wachee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We visited Sun Dog Kennels at the end of the land tour portion of our Alaska experience with Princess Cruise Lines. It was fun and educational. The kennel had 60 sled dogs being trained for racing by the owner, Jerry Sousa, who has participated in many Iditarod races. We got to interact with the dogs and go on a 5... More 

Thank ConnieSue6
Arden Hills, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

We got to ride in an ATV pulled by the sled dogs, pet the dogs after the ride, hold the puppies and saw moose up close from the van.

Thank Larry V
Bolivar, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

We had the opportunity to spend a little over 6 weeks (in Dec. - February) with our military family who were recently transferred to JBER in Anchorage, A K. While there we had the opportunity to spend a day in Talkeetna, AK and take the opportunity to check an event off of my wife's bucket list. She has wanted to... More 

Thank Jim - Sandi R
Quito, Ecuador
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

I visited Alaska with my wife in August. The Sundog Kennel tour in Talkeetna was the worst experience in this beautiful land. The owners are rude and do not try to provide any interesting explanation about the dogs and Iditarod. The ride with the dogs pulling the car is also not worth the time and the price.

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kathleen h, Handler at Talkeetna Sundog Kennel, responded to this review

Fabrizio The Tour begins with a safety speech and some critical facts about alaskan sled dogs. Then a ride on the ATV with the dogs pulling through our wooded trails. Then a musher with years of experience training these working dogs gives a 30 minute presentation about running races you are shown the required equipment and guests are able to... More 

Inchelium, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

You'll love this if you enjoy watching dogs run in front of an ATV. We were told that the dogs would be pulling a conveyance, which we assumed would be on wheels since there was no snow. Instead, the dogs simply ran in front of the motored ATV. I didn't find the staff rude, but the owner did hit us... More 

Thank Janet E
Millis, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

When people ask me what I liked the most about my trip to Alaska this past August, I quickly reply the visit to Sun Dog Kennels in Talkeetna. Jerry and Kathleen are true mushers and the love of their sled dogs show through and through and they share their dogs with visitors -- we were licked by the mature dogs... More 

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