sledding around the world

By:Kaylee Vaughn, Andrew King, Sarah Garris

Different breeds of dogs

  • Breeds: many dogs characterize the dogs by strength, endurance and intelligence
  • Alaskan huskies- used highly by mushers in the Iditarod
  • Lead dogs- taught from puppyhood their leaders
  • Older- become more in charge and follow commands quickly
  • Senses- very useful tool to dogs. ( Five senses )
  • Large breeds- usually mixed breeds of dogs for sledding
  • Sled dog- can and will eat up to 10,000 calories a day
  • Average dog- eats up to 1,500 calories a day
  • Sled dog- stands about 2 feet high and weighs about 40-80 pounds

Races

  • Finishing the race- (dogs) rewarded with affection and the best food
  • Cold temperatures- dogs and the musher must look out for frost bite
  • Last great race- was during the gold rush era in the mid 1960's Alaska did not know of The dog teams importance of there settlement
  • Annul races- mushers and dog packs clash through the dangerous weather conditions
  • Race in action- centered at the Lakefront Anchorage ( official headquarters of the Iditarod trail dog sledding
  • Joe Redington jr.- started promoting long distance races using the trail to Nome
  • Past participants- countries like Canada, Italy, Norway, Great Britain, japan, Australia, Sweden and even Jamaica
  • Considered- a sport but for cultures around the world it is a way of life

People

  • Northern wilderness - culture celebrates races
  • People- tell the way the dogs attitude is by their body actions
  • Satisfactory- the person must give the dog clear commands for the dog to react
  • Musher- trains a dog during the off-season
  • Around the world- people will know about dogsledding

Sleds

  • Outdated- mostly by snowmobiles
  • rule over- other mainstream in the future
  • isn't likely- increase popularity
  • Past- gives a look before we had other transportation
  • different cultures- Europe and America continue their culture