Rough & Tough Dogs
- Dogsledding found mainly North and East Coastal Greenland
Sleds are light enough so it can travel ten miles per hour
- Run in fan formation
- Lead dogs leads the other dogs through obstacles
- Sled team has to at least have twelve dogs on the team
How Dogs Prepare
- Dogs must be chipped
- Dogs must be up to date on vaccines
- Dogs must be treated for diseases
- Health of dogs must be recorded at certain point
- Dogs must be in healthy conditions for races
History of Dogsledding
- Over 1,000 years ago dogsleds were used
- Originally used for hunting, mail services, and labor (work)
- Currently used for racing
- Diphtheria (disease) forced mushers to retrieve the medication (Feb. 1925)
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Febuary 4, 2016
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