Dog Mushing

Musher, wheel dog, racing, and sled are some of the dog mushing terminologies that is used in this sport. A team of 6 to 8 dogs is typically used to pull a sled with a driver for races or to pull heavy loads from one place to another.

A race that is known in Alaska is the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. There are certain breeds of dog that are allowed to partake in the Iditarod, and it includes Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute, and Alaskan Husky. This race consists of 12 to 16 dogs for each team. The Iditarod race is also called the “Last Great Race on Earth” and rightfully so, with it having more than 1,000 miles from start to finish. This race can easily take from 9 to 20 days to complete while enduring freezing temperatures and tough terrain.

TheĀ Iditarod is taking place this year on March 4, 2023. There are other library resources that can be searched at the Consortium Library.

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