Dog Sledding in Action!

By: Jack McNeirney and Andrew Trinh Pd.1 and 5 2/4/16

Crossbreed Sledders

  • Mushers are strong leaders
  • Siberian huskies,Alaskan malamute,and the Samoyed
  • Huskies most popular
  • Dogs 40-80lbs

Useful Dogs


  • Natives need for hunting and transportation
  • Gold miners need for transportation
  • Deliver mail in 1800s

The History of Sled Dogs

  • 1908-first formal sled race
  • 1923-first major event
  • 1974-first Iditarod
  • Started in arctic region

Cold Climate Racers

  • Horses can't handle the extreme temperatures
  • 6 dogs can pull about 500-700 pounds
  • planes can't land in harsh climates
  • fast, good companion, positive, and hard working
  • A well trained team can go at a speed of 20 mph
  • Dogs are commited

Sled Dog Training

  • Train in the off season
  • They are trained as a team
  • Builds dogs stamina
  • Builds persons stamina
  • Locate items

Work cited

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Marley, Beth. "Fun with Fido." Chatelaine (Toronto, Canada). May 1998: 20. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 01 Feb. 2016.

Niemeyer, Robert. "Dog Racing." Encyclopedia Americana. Grolier Online, 2016. Web. 1 Feb. 2016.

"Sled dog." World Book Student. World Book, 2016. Web. 2 Feb. 2016.

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