Sled Dog Breeds

The Siberian Husky is a medium size working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia, Russia. The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family. It is recognizable by its thickly furred double coat, erect triangular ears, and distinctive markings.

Malamutes are generally slower in long-distance dogsled racing against smaller and faster breeds, so their working usefulness is limited to freighting or traveling over long distances at a far slower rate than that required for racing.

The Samoyed is a large breed of herding dog, from the spitz group. It’s named after the Samoyedic people of Siberia.

Canadian Eskimo Dogs need a very large amount of exercise. They cannot just be walked, they need higher intensity work.

The Greenland Dog was brought from Siberia to North America by the Thule people 1,000 years ago, along with the CED.

There are other sled dog breeds that exist around the world, which are much lesser known.

Working

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Hugh Neff wins the 2022 Kobuk 440

After a tight chase between two experienced mushers on Sunday morning, Hugh Neff won the annual Kobuk 440 sled dog race, outrunning Richie Diehl by just 2 minutes. Neff, who

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Good Luck Team Can’t Stop

It’s that time of year again – the first Saturday in March, and in Anchorage Alaska, 49 teams of 14 dogs, get ready to take on one of the worlds

Showing

Mushing Matters

Faye was the subject of a Journalism students short film. It features Faye talking about how she got started with huskies and what they mean to her. She also introduces

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Championship Dog Shows 2022

The last year or so has seen many dog shows postponed or cancelled due to Covid 19. But a lot of the the championship shows are set to return for

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Crufts 2022

The worlds greatest dog show is back. After a controversial 2020, when most people disagreed that the show was too much of a Covid-19 risk, and the cancelling of the

Health

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Help Aries Come Home

This is Aries. Aries was just one day away from being 11 months old. He was boisterous and full of life, like only a young sled dog could be. But

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Help Stop Luna Going Blind

Sam Douglas from Hull needs your help. His one year old Siberian Husky, Luna has cataracts and may go blind without getting immediate surgery from an eye specialist. What started

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Which toys for a husky ?

Because most huskies are known for being destructive, the make of toy they have is very important.  Soft or squeaky toys will soon be shredded with ease by a husky.

Behaviour

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Separation Anxiety

Anxiety in dogs is just as it is in us humans. Not at all a nice thing to experience. Although there are different types of anxiety in dogs, the most

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Husky Bedding

Any form of foam filled bedding is not a good idea for a sled dog. It wont take long before the bed has been shredded and the filling is everywhere.

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Which toys for a husky ?

Because most huskies are known for being destructive, the make of toy they have is very important.  Soft or squeaky toys will soon be shredded with ease by a husky.

Diet

Long Distance Sled Dog Diet

Every wondered how much water a husky will consume over the period of a long distance race like the Iditarod ? Huskies need a lot of water, and they would

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Huskies Digestive System

Huskies are a breed that have a very delicate digestive system and therefore need to be kept on a strict diet. If you have just brought home a little bundle

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What shall I feed my husky ?

Siberian Huskies require a comparatively small amount of food for their size. They have a very high metabolism – a little food will usually last them a long way. Their

History

Interview with Pam Redington

Pam Redington lives in Manley Hot Springs, Alaska. She was married to Joee Redington Jr, the eldest son of Joe Redington Snr, who was the “Father of the Iditarod”. Together

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1907 Beaufort Inupiat Alaskan Malamutes

This photo was taken around 1907 of the Beaufort Sea Coast of Inupiat with their Alaskan Malamutes  Notice the width and thick bones. Perfect features for breaking trail and pulling

Training

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Husky Bedding

Any form of foam filled bedding is not a good idea for a sled dog. It wont take long before the bed has been shredded and the filling is everywhere.

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Which toys for a husky ?

Because most huskies are known for being destructive, the make of toy they have is very important.  Soft or squeaky toys will soon be shredded with ease by a husky.

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Walking Harness

Harness – Working not Walking !  One of the most frequently asked questions about huskies is, what type of harness is best for walking them ?   People see huskies in

Media

Mushing Matters

Faye was the subject of a Journalism students short film. It features Faye talking about how she got started with huskies and what they mean to her. She also introduces

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Talking to Mushers – The Book

Faye Louise Bailey loves sled dogs. She loves watching mushers racing their teams over the snow and ice in Alaska. Every March there is a race – perhaps the greatest

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Illustrated Puppies

Maria is a talented artist based in Florida. She creates these amazing illustrations of your animal friends from photos. You can find out more about Maria on her Facebook Page

Interviews

Interview with Pam Redington

Pam Redington lives in Manley Hot Springs, Alaska. She was married to Joee Redington Jr, the eldest son of Joe Redington Snr, who was the “Father of the Iditarod”. Together

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Interview with Libby Riddles

Libby Riddles was the first woman to win the Iditarod.  She was born in Madison, Wisconsin to Willard and Mary Riddles, and moved from Minnesota to Alaska just before her

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Interview with Brent Sass

Brent Sass, originally from Minnesota won the Yukon Quest in 2015, 2019 and 2020.  Brent is well known for rescuing other mushers along the trail. His lead dog, Silver lead