When most people think of Alaska they think of mountains and glaciers and jumping Orca whales and bears and moose. In Akiak there are moose and bears and foxes around, but you never really see them, mostly because they get scared off by all the dogs and vehicle noise. So Akiak is no wildlife paradise, it is more like dogville. It is no great life for dogs though, I think Sparty is probably the oldest dog in the village.
Alaska dog treat:
There are a few people in our village who race sled dogs competitively. Sled dogs aren't really used for travel, but there is money to be made in the sport.