Yukon King the Wonder Dog

Alaskan husky dog on the northwest adventure SERGEANT PRESTON OF THE YUKON/CBS/1955-58. Yukon King was often referred to as just “King.”

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“The swiftest, and strongest lead dog, breaking the trail in the relentless pursuit of lawbreakers in the wild days of the Yukon….Back to the days of the gold rush as Sgt. Preston with his wonder dog, Yukon King meets the challenge of the Yukon.” – TV Intro

The canine debuted on the 1947 radio program CHALLENGE OF THE YUKON where Yukon King was raised by a wolf named Three Toes and rescued from the attack of a wild lynx by Constable William Preston (Richard Simmons), a Royal Northwest Mounted Policeman assigned to the Yukon Territory of the 1890s. “On, King! On, you huskies!” was popular phrase on the series.

When Sergeant Preston captured the bad guys he turned to his faithful canine sidekick and said, “Well King, looks like this case is closed!”

Note: Yukon King (of Malamute breed) was trained by Beverly Allen.

See also Sergeant Preston and the Yukon – Intro @ YouTube

 

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Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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