Rolex, who’s ‘very full of himself’

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Lara Kittelson holds Rolex, her lead dog at the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in downtown Anchorage on Saturday, March 2, 2024. (Tim Rockey/Alaska Public Media)

Rolex is a two-year-old on rookie Lara Kittelson’s team. Rolex is part of “the fashion litter” and his siblings are named Prada, Fenty and Chanel. 

“He’s very, very sweet and very loving, but also very, very full of himself,” Kittelson said. “He knows he’s handsome.” 

Rolex often runs in lead, and he’s great at the job — until nature calls.

“He’s a great leader until he needs to go potty, and then he tries to stop everybody,” Kittelson said. “He’s very sweet toward the other dogs. He never tries to instigate any issues, and he’s always ready to give cuddles.”  

Kittelson is running three-time Iditarod champion Mitch Seavey’s puppy team to Nome this year. 

Rolex is part of our “Dog of the Day” Iditarod series. Previously we met Paul, Ralph, Mussel, Junior, Meg, Schooby, Mayhem and Skookum.

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Tim Rockey is the producer of Alaska News Nightly and covers education for Alaska Public Media. Reach him attrockey@alaskapublic.orgor 907-550-8487. Read more about Timhere

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