A Dogsledding Life

Learn about the dogs sledding life!

Past and Present

  • In the past the sleds used to be made of hickory and birch wood.
  • Now sleds are made of plastic.
  • Used to use wolves
  • In the present they use Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, and Samoyeds.
  • In the past dogsledding was used for transportation but now it's used for a sport


Forsberg, Will. "Dogsledding." Encyclopedia Americana. Groiler Online, 2015. Web. 3 Mar. 2015.

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Transportation

  • Dogsledding is older than any modern vehicle.
  • The inuit used dog power to travel from one place to another.
  • Popular mode of transportation in historic expiditions in both poles.
  • The skier stands on the sled while the dogs transport them.
  • The dogs are able to pull sleds in the artic.


"Dogsled.com." Dogsled. Wordpresse & Atahualpa, 2015. Web. 04 Mar. 2015.

Dogs Life

  • Mushers spend months to train their dogs.
  • Training the dogs is a lot of work.
  • The Iditarod race is a test of endurance and battle against elements.
  • They have voice commands to tell the dogs what to do such as; Hike (go), Gee (turn right), Haw (turn left), Whoa (stop)
  • Loyal, brave, have endurance


Forsberg, Will. "Dogsledding." Encyclopedia Americana. Groiler Online, 2015. Web. 3 Mar. 2015.

Getting Ready For The Race

  • The dogs train many hours.
  • They are fed healthy food.
  • The dogs earn extra Attention.
  • The dogs are harnessed on sled.
  • Pack many Supplies for the long journey.


"A sled dog life." Iditarod. Scholastic Inc., 2015. Web. 04 Mar. 2015.