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Talkeetna Sundog Kennel

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I read all the bad reviews to see what people didn't like before we took our tour. I felt the... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
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Great Experience!

We had a great time visiting Sundog Kennel. It was fun and educational. The ride with the dogs... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
Seekonk, Massachusetts
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“iditarod race”(9 reviews)
“dog sledding”(6 reviews)
“dogs run”(2 reviews)
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

I am truly a dog lover (I have 7), and was looking forward to this excursion on the land portion of our Alaskan trip!!! It was HORRIBLE! The owners were very unfriendly. I have read that the wife's name was Kathleen, but would not know...More

1  Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 6 June 2017

I have been to other kennels and this was by far in the worst shape of them all. it smelled terrible. I never smelled anything at the other kennels I have visited. Kathleen was less than friendly and actually said she looks at us as...More

Thank aerober
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This is the REAL DEAL! We visited Sundog Kennels while we were in Talkeetna at the end of April. My 8-year-old son is studying the Iditarod at school and was interested in seeing a real sled dog kennel and interviewing an Iditarod musher. The end...More

Thank carriesmcconnell
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

What an amazing experience with great host, Jerry Sousa himself, and Kathleen, who was simply wonderful. You couldn't ask for a better experience!

Thank sccycandi
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I read all the bad reviews to see what people didn't like before we took our tour. I felt the owners did a good job explaining their operating procedures and that this was a WORKING DOG KENNEL. They explained how they hook the dogs up,...More

1  Thank majdad04
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We had a great time visiting Sundog Kennel. It was fun and educational. The ride with the dogs through the woods was good fun and the dogs enjoyed it. It was great to interact with the dogs after the run. We have some great pictures...More

Thank 231edwardv
Reviewed 25 July 2016

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...More

5  Thank Jill N
Reviewed 13 July 2016

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...More

Reviewed 29 June 2016

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
Reviewed 16 June 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...More

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