Dogs in Antarctica
Tales from the Pack
Meet the canine characters who helped Antarctic heroes like Scott and
Shackleton explore the icy continent
Meet the canine characters who helped Antarctic heroes like Scott and Shackleton explore the icy continent.
From Kid the Courageous to Osman the Great, the dogs who pulled sledges and provided companionship on the great Antarctic expeditions all had tales of their own.
Dogs in Antarctica weren't just for pulling sledges – they also provided companionship for the humans living on the ice
Some dogs who survived the ice lived out their days in the relative comfort of New Zealand zoo enclosures
Some dogs were noted for their bravery in the face of Antarctica's freezing temperatures and savage winds
To work in Antarctica, dogs needed equipment ranging from harnesses to booties
Early video footage of dogs in Antarctica, plus Scott Base dog handlers tell stories from their time on the ice
A handy guide to the expeditions that took dogs to Antarctica