Dogsled Delight

Mya Michalik, Oivia Sears, Thomas Niblock, period 3&7

About The Dogs

  • Samoyed
  • Alaskan malamute
  • siberian husky
  • wolves
  • stand about 2 feet
  • 40-80 lbs
  • working animals
  • physical features help them survive-thick coarse coats dense undercoat for warmth
  • must be ages 14-17
  • burn 10,000 calories each race
  • survive in harsh conditions
  • enjoy the cold

About the Sleds

  • can pull 500-700 lbs.
  • komatic-sleds
  • transportation in snowy climate
  • pulls sleds across ice and snow
  • a sled team usually 12 dogs
  • team is attached from a 12 feet rope- pituq
  • they can hold up to 1,000 pounds of cargo
  • the musher controls the sled and dogs

Training/comands

  • hike-get moving
  • kissing sound-speed up
  • gee-turn right
  • ha-turn left
  • easy-slow down
  • whoa-stop
  • onby-pass another team
  • training is harder in the wilderness than training a house pet
  • takes a lot of discipline
  • train for tournaments
  • hall sleds around

History of Dogledding

  • used for delivering mail
  • supplies
  • news
  • patrolling unit
  • 1,000 years back from when it started
  • 1970 the tradition of dogsledding almost stopped
  • dogsledding holiday

Racing

  • race in more than 20 countries
  • people pay more attention to musher during races than the dogs
  • different teams-sledding dog teams
  • Alaska and Canada are the most popular for tournaments
  • winter Olympics
  • Iditarod is a kind of race

Sleds

  • light weight material
  • sleds can hold to 1000 pounds of cargo
  • a dogsledding tem is about 12 dogs
  • team is attached to a sled with a 12 foot rope
  • transportation is snowy and ice climates
  • can pull 500-700 pounds
  • kotimac-type of sled
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