COMPETITIVE DOGS!

MORE THEN A SPORT!

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN DOG SLEDDING

  • Joe Reddington invented the competitive race called dog sledding
  • a typical sled dog is 2 feet and 40-80 pounds
  • dogsledders and their mushers have once travelled up to 1,00 miles away
  • Anthropologist have found evidence that humans have used dogs in a dog sledding manner for thousands of years

AMAZING SLEDS

  • wooden sleds are called komatiks
  • modern sleds may be conducted by hickory or birch they also included aluminum pieces
  • most early sleds had ridged wooden or iron runners and couldn't be steered
  • a fan hitch is what dogs are secured to on the sled

DOG SLEDDING PLACES

  • dogsledding is practiced in more than 100 countries in the world
  • dog sledding became popular in England
  • some dog sledding races or in artic places
  • Jr. mushers go on short trails for dog sledding

DOG CARE

  • Dogs in the Iditarod races must be chipped before the race
  • dogs must vaccinated , dewormed and take blood shots in preparation of the race
  • mushers must sign a dog care form for their dog before the race
  • nurse must English to be a vet to the sled dogs also they have to have 5 years of practice
  • nurse staff is approximately 35 people

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WORKS CITED

"Sled." Encyclopedia Americana. Grolier Online, 2016. Web. 1 Feb. 2016.

Forsberg, Will. "Dogsledding." Encyclopedia Americana. Grolier Online, 2016. Web. 1 Feb. 2016

"A Sled Dog Life." Iditarod. Scholastic Inc., 2015. Web. 04 Mar. 2015








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