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  Sled Dogs : Dog Breeds - Dog.com
The idea of using dogs to pull a sled was borrowed by Alaskan settlers and gold miners from the Eskimos who had been mushing (driving) dog teams for thousands of years.
The mushers carry few supplies on their sleds -- a sleeping bag, an ax, snowshoes, dog booties, a headlamp for night running, and a race promotion packet to commemorate the days when mail delivery by dog sled was the chief form of communication.
Dog mushers and their dogs race for the joy and excitement of the trail -- not for the media recognition.
www.dog.com /breed/sleddog.asp   (1040 words)

 Sled Dog Racing at Dog Scouts of America. Dog camp, clicker training, and dog training!
The difference between amateur and professional sled dog races is that the pros are racing for prize money anywhere from thousands of dollars (in the long distance races) to hundreds of dollars or less (in the shorter, "sprint" races or mid-distance races).
Sledding collars are made so that they will go over the dog's head, but not come off while he is pulling on the line.
If you don't have leaders who will keep the other dogs doing their jobs, and you think the new dog may cause trouble (biting the lines, being a nincompoop), you could try putting him alone in the wheel position with two dogs in lead for him to "chase" (or to be pulled along by).
www.dogscouts.com /sled.shtml   (5843 words)

 Dog Owner's Guide: The Iditarod
Reddington wanted to revive sled dog racing and the culture it represented and Page was looking for an event to honor the mushers and the dogs who played a large part in the settlement of the state.
The wheel dogs— those closest to the sled— are often the heaviest on the team and bear the burden of the load.
Dogs that die on the trail must be taken to a checkpoint and the musher must file a report.
www.canismajor.com /dog/iditarod.html   (2277 words)

 NATURE: Sled Dogs - Making of a Sled Dog
The Alaskan husky is not a formal breed.
In particular, husky breeders are looking for dogs with an instinctive desire to pull long and hard through the toughest conditions.
The dogs are so strong and possess such an inherent drive to pull, that according to Runyan, even brakes have difficulty holding them back.
www.pbs.org /wnet/nature/sleddogs/making.html   (460 words)

 Mad about mushing -- Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine
Step on a dog sled and be carried away by the exuberance of a team in harness and the soft swish of sled runners on snow.
Sled dog teams are not allowed on the groomed ski trails or nature trails in state parks, but many other public trails including some hiking, bicycling, ski and ski trails are available.
Bradley started with some dogs she got from a pound: "I had a Giant Schnauzer and a pointer." As her interest grew and Breedlove was improving her team, Bradley started picking some of Breedlove’s dogs and they were no slouches.
www.wnrmag.com /stories/2001/dec01/sleddog.htm   (2455 words)

 Iditarod Race Information and Updates--Ultimate Iditarod
The LEAD DOG is always the two-legged member of the team, and the leaders in the team are the dogs that are willing to run in front, find and follow the trail, set the pace, and listen to their musher's commands.
Remember, a dog can be sent home from the trail if needs be, but it can not be put back in the team later on in the race or replaced with another dog.
If a dog were to go the wrong way around an obstacle or tree, the snap on the neckline is designed to break away, allowing the musher time to react and stop the team and move the dog to the correct side of the obstacle.
www.ultimateiditarod.com /Dogteam.htm   (1023 words)

 Sled Dog Action Coalition: Iditarod Information
A dog is being dragged on the ice.
Dog deaths and injuries are common in the Iditarod, and when they are not racing, the dogs live under inhumane conditions.
This dog's picture was taken at the kennel of a leading musher.
www.helpsleddogs.org   (248 words)

 Chinook Information, Chinooks, sled dog
These dogs should not be kept in a backyard and should always be considered a part of the family.
Chinook’s offspring, who inherited coloring, size and general characteristics, were bred to combine the strength of the large freight dog with the speed of the smaller racing sled dogs.
The Chinook used to be an outstanding sled dog; but in the 1980s the breed was almost extinct, with only 12 breedable dogs left in the world.
www.dogbreedinfo.com /chinook.htm   (1466 words)

 Dog sled - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The komatik is a traditional Inuit sled, used in Canada and Greenland, low-slung and on which the hunter or racer sits or lies down, facing forward.
The dog is hitched to the sled and the sled to the skier.
A dog sled race was included at the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York as a demonstration event.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dog_sled   (347 words)

 Sled Dog Training for Your Husky
Her new sled was about four inches too narrow, with a high centre of gravity that invited upsets on turns.
It's the dogs that you want to restrain, not the sled, so at the opposite end from the panic snap your snub-rope should have a spliced-in loop, which goes into the carabiner that also joins the sled bridle, the near end of the gangline, and the rope on your snow hook.
Your dog is not going to freeze because the window's too large; it should be big enough that a dog can't cover the whole window if he leans against it with his back or side.
www.seppalasleddogs.com /training.htm   (3423 words)

 Build Your Own Dog Sled
As part of the technology education program, an eighth grade middle school technology education class was given the task of designing and manufacturing a dog sled.
Yeager is a musher and dog handler for Mark and Jill Churchill of Gwinn, Michigan.
The dog sled is a basket sled and could be used for sprint races, short distance races or recreational mushing.
www.ooowoo.com /JUNIOR/doityourself/k12sled.html   (1950 words)

 Harnessing the Huskies: Dog Sledding in Montana
The popularity of dog sledding has been growing across the country in the last few years, and more and more companies in Big Sky Country are putting their winters on paws.
Montana has become an epicenter for high-profile dog sled races and events, including the Race to the Sky.
Since 1986, the race has been organized by Montana Sled Dog, Inc., a private non-profit group dedicated to commemorating the historical use of sled dogs in Montana.
wintermt.com /other/dogsledding.htm   (383 words)

 Dogsled.com : Mushing news, Iditarod coverage and more... - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
This popular sled dog race is open to all women 18 years and older.
Mushers Bruce Linton and Jason Mackey were recently involved in an accident while transporting sled dogs in the Kenai peninsula area (Alaska).
Sled dogs fine, mushers not so great after tumble in truck
www.dogsled.com   (959 words)

 NorSled Sled Dog Fun
You will need to know your dog well to do this, but it is well worth the effort (and the baths).
Sled Dog Cafe - See what Paco and Cisco the Sibes are doing now.
Sled Dog Central - the name gives you the idea; a central site of sled dog information.
www.norsled.org /fun.html   (508 words)

 Open Directory - Sports: Winter Sports: Sledding: Sled Dog Racing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Copper Basin 300 Sled Dog Race - One of the premier mid-distance sled dog races in Alaska and a qualifier for the Iditarod.
Mush With P.R.I.D.E. stands for "Providing Responsible Information on a Dog's Environment." Supports the responsible care and humane treatment of all dogs and is dedicated to enhancing the care and treatment of sled dogs in their traditional and modern uses.
Sled Dogs and Mushers - The Crooked Creek Observer uses musher interviews and photos to detail the love the mushers feel toward both their dogs and the sport.
dmoz.org /Sports/Winter_Sports/Sledding/Sled_Dog_Racing   (959 words)

 Alaska Dog Sledding: Alaska Adventure Travel and Dog Mushing Trips
Your lodge based dog sledding adventure with us is along the shores of the clear Golsovia river, nestled between the foot of the South River mountains and Norton Sound, a part of the Bering Sea in western Alaska.
Jerry has completed the world famous Iditarod dog sledding race 18 times, is an Iditarod charter hall of fame inductee, a fully insured, Alaska Master Guide with a lifetime of dog sledding, dog mushing, and alaska adventure travel experiences rivaled by few.
Clara, a Yupik Eskimo, was born and raised in St. Michael fishing and dog sledding with her family.
www.alaskadogsledding.com   (635 words)

 Dogsledding Vacations with White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures - Ely, Minnesota - Winter Trips in Superior National ...
Dog sledding is a great way to enjoy the winter wilderness.
Each of the hardworking sled dogs in your team has a unique personality you won't be able to resist.
The extensive training of both dogs and staff contributes to a safe and comfortable sled dog experience.
www.whitewilderness.com   (426 words)

 greatnorthwoods.org - Sled Dog Races
Sled dog rides will be available at the Lancaster Motor Inn, Lancaster, NH for anyone wishing to have a new adventure.
Being a part of a team fulfills their "pack" instinct, and to the sled dog's way of thinking, this is the most important, most exhilirating part of his life.
As members of Down East Sled Dog Club, Inc., we are very happy to be given the opportunity to be racing in the Town of Lancaster and surrounding area, and hope that this can become an annual event and a major attraction for the North Country.
www.greatnorthwoods.org /sleddog/races.htm   (1790 words)

 Flagstaff Arizona Sled Dog Inn Bed and Breakfast, AZ lodging accommodations
Flagstaff Arizona Sled Dog Inn Bed and Breakfast, AZ lodging accommodations
On the edge of the forest, the Arizona Sled Dog Inn Bed and Breakfast caters to guests seeking a cool mountain getaway, active north country vacation or while experiencing the incredible sights and vistas of Northern Arizona.
The Arizona Sled Dog Inn Bed and Breakfast is a custom built modern Mountain lodge with private bathrooms in each of the 10 comfortable bedrooms.
www.sleddoginn.com   (284 words)

 Pet Resources - Sled dog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
We raise standard working sled dog siberians for the loving c...
Lucky Husky, in operation since 1992, is a leader in Alaskan dog mushing tours and adventures.
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www.mightypets.com /links/sleddog.asp   (322 words)

 New World Sled Dog Rescue & Adoption - Available Dogs -
All dogs are heartworm free and either have been spayed/neutered, or will be soon.
He is like a Wal Mart meeter/greeter at the dog park and stands by the gate any time some body comes in with their dog.
She takes very good care of her dogs, has this dog's medical files at her house; he is groomed and free of parasites.
www.sleddogcafe.com /rescue/available.html   (961 words)

 Maine Highlands Sled Dog Challenge & Maine State Sled Dog Championship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
This is our 6th Maine Highlands Sled Dog Challenge and it brings teams from all over Maine, New England and Canada to this exciting mid winter event on February 18 & 19, 2006.
The event is sponsored by the Southern Piscataquis County Chamber of Commerce and hosted by The Piscataquis Valley Snowmobile Club and the Down East Sled Dog Club.
The Down East Sled Dog Club embraces the race not only because of the welcome that the Maine Highlands area extends, but historically all of the components for a great race are here.
www.mainedogsledraces.com   (508 words)

 Sled Dog Central  - Your No. 1 sled dog advertising & information source!
Sled Dog Central - Your No. 1 sled dog advertising and information source!
If you plan to carry dog food/meat across Canada/US borders check ahead...
Sled Dog Central does not testify to, sponsor or endorse the accuracy of the information provided on externally linked pages.
www.sleddogcentral.com   (273 words)

 Seavey's IdidaRide Sled Dog Tours Alaskan Dog Mushing Adventures in Seward, Alaska
We are home to three generations of top-20 Iditarod racers and fourteen generations of champion sled dogs.
IdidaRide Sled Dog Tours: Daily summer sled dog tours in Seward and winter dog sled adventure tours.
Sled Dog Racing Links: Informational links relating to Alaska sled dog racing.
www.ididaride.com   (208 words)

 Alberta International Sled Dog Classic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
There were a lot of extra entertainment between the races: Connie Arsenault, one of the race organizers and owner of the Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, introduced various dog breeds from her kennel to the spectators.
The sled dog races have been a favourite of many locals as well as visitors since its inception in 1983.
The mushers and their families plan on attending the Canmore sled dog races usually a year ahead of time.
www.canmoresleddograces.ca   (703 words)

 Alaskan vacation: Godwin Glacier Summer Dog Sled & Helicopter Tours
Please be sure to watch for Godwin Glacier Dog Sled Tours to be the opening show for the Travel Channel "Wide Open Spaces Alaska".
Alaska helicopter glacier tours - flightseeing, a glacier landing, and a dog sled ride makes this triple adventure a unique and unforgettable experience and the highlight of any Alaskan adventure tours vacation.
Imagine yourself standing on the runners of a dog sled with a team of huskies loping across the ancient snowfield nestled among the peaks of the Chugach range.
www.alaskadogsled.com   (511 words)

 Fourteen Angels Foundation: Sled Dog Racing for K-9 Search & Rescue
The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation reported that at least 22 FEMA rated K-9 SAR dogs and handlers were sent from California to New Orleans, to help with victim recovery efforts.
NDSDF dogs are rescued from shelters, and are trained to exacting specifications and the highest standards, then provided free of charge to fire departments, police forces, and SAR organizations.
The contributions sled dogs have made to our lives, both in wartime and peacetime, was presented with historic photos and artifacts from the collection of veteran musher and WWII sled dog trainer, Dave W. Armstrong, Jr.
www.arrowheadsleddograce.com   (740 words)

 Sled Dogs @ WorkingDogWeb links you to the sport worldwide.
From this tradition came sled dog racing, believed to have started among native peoples of Northern Asia.
Sled Dogs: An Alaskan Epic - from Nature on PBS
Sled Dog Expedition - Pam Flowers' trek from Barrow, Alaska, to Repulse Bay, NWT, the first woman to make the trip solo with sled dogs
www.workingdogweb.com /SledDogs.htm   (490 words)

 ISDI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Another association, located in Great Britain, call their wolf hybrids Northern Inuit although they now claim it is not a wolf dog.
Out of respect for the wishes of the Inuit people the term "Eskimo" has been dropped in favor of calling the breed the Inuit Sled Dog or Canadian Inuit Dog, the official designation by the government of Nunavut (Canada).
The Canadian Inuit Dog is the mammal emblem of the Territory of Nunavut.
inuitsleddoginternational.com   (153 words)

 Sled Dog Studio Photographic Arts
Limited North American Pedigree books contain detailed bloodlines for some of the fastest sled dogs from all over the world, the dogs that compete at the Limited North American Sled Dog Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska.
ADMA Sled Dog Symposium audio recordings are now available exclusively from Sled Dog Studio!
Copyright notice: all photos (gifs and jpegs) on this website, unless otherwise indicated, are ©Sled Dog Studio/Dave Partee, and are not to be used, copied, or distributed without asking.
www.sleddogstudio.com   (240 words)

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