Sled Dog Sites

History links Sled dogs have a history that dates back thousands of years, and their uses evolved with human advances from transports to mail carriers. The Iditarod was not just a race for competition’s sake. It helped to save the Alaskan Husky breed. A look at the Alaskan Husky and how its breeding has evolved and created a truly mixed breed. The story of Balto, an infamous sled dog, is what inspired the first Iditarod.

Racing links This musher story is from the Jr. Iditarod, a 150-mile race for children ages 14 to 17. The Yukon Quest is a life-changing, 1,000-mile dog sled race. Interesting facts about the Iditarod including an award for last place. The challenge of the race itself is worth recognition. The Iditarod and Yukon Quest are the most famous dog sled races, but races take place as far south as Oregon in The Eagle Cap Extreme.

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