Race around Alaska by: Issara Ounnarath, and Wesley Dzwonek
Different Breeds of Dogs
Mostly Siberian and Alaskan Huskies are in the race. But there are also other breeds such as cross breeds and Eskimos.
Restart of the 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
Features of Iditarod Dogs
iditarod dogs stand up to about 2 ft tall. The Alaskan Malamute is the largest and strongest dog of the pack. Malamutes weigh up to 85 pounds and resemble the Siberian Huskies. The wheel dogs are bigger and stronger than the dogs running ahead of them.
Leonard, Leroy E. "Husky." Encyclopedia Americana. Grolier Online, 2015. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.
What Iditarog Dogs Need During, Before, and After a Race
Dogs must be examined at every checkpoint.
Dogs must have pre-race blood work.
Dogs must have de-worming requirements within 10 days before the race.
Dogs must have pre-race physical exams within 14 days before the race.
"Iditarod Dog Care Measures." Iditarod Dog Care Measures - Iditarod. Iditarod Trail Committee, Inc., 2015. Web. 03 Mar. 2015.
Dogs must be smart to understand the mechanics and their role in the race. Dogs cannot be left alone in the checkpoint houses. Greenland calls them the Greenland Huskies. Dogs must have random drug testing as a precautionary effort. The dogs must keep the sled upright.
"Iditarod." Iditarod -Last Great Race. Iditarod Trail Committee, 2015. Web. 04 Mar. 2015.
Iditarod Dog Sled Race
Monday, March 9th, 9pm
Anchorage, Alaska, United States