Gold Rush Dogs


Dog lovers and history buffs will delight in Gold Rush Dogs, a celebration of some of the most notable and beloved dogs of the North. More than just pets, these dogs were some of the most heroic creatures of their time, offering protection, companionship, and hard work to their owners.


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Award-winning authors Claire Rudolf Murphy and Jane G. Haigh write about famous dogs of the Gold Rush Era. Packhorse, transit system, security guard, and pal all rolled into one- these dogs were truly worth their weight in gold! Included in this fascinating account are John Muir’s Stikeen, a small, scrappy Tahltan bear dog with incredible glacier climbing skills; Baldy of Nome, Scotty Allan’s All Alaska Sweepstakes mixed-breed sled dog of mythic accomplishments; Balto, a Norwegian reindeer dog of 1925 Serum Run fame, who has been immortalized by Disney and whose statue stands in New York City’s Central Park; and Nero, a St. Bernard that was reported to be a model for Jack London’s Buck. Readers will also find their favorite fictional dogs as well, including Buck, White Fang, and Sgt. Preston’s King.

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Weight .8 lbs
Dimensions 7 × .5 × 9 in