Dog Sled Races

If we see the history of the dog sledding then we came to know that at the beginning of its use it is use for traveling or as a mode of transportation and was not easy to use them but while the time with the addition of many years and the effort of many humans it because the part of a healthy activity or adventure and the history of use of dog sledding in the races is not so old it start in 1908 in Alaska but it came much fame with the passage time.
People usually think about dog sledding race, where a driver stands on the runs of the sled while a team of dogs pull the sled across the snow. But there is also fall dog sledding where a driver sits in a cart with a steering wheel and the dog pull him on the dirt instead of the snow.
Now a day dog sled is used just for entertaining or adventure very rare for travelling because its place taken by the modern technology in the shape of machines and if we categorized dog sledding races these are of three types, sprint, mid-distance, and long-distance. Sprint races are only about four to twenty-five miles per day and are usually 2-3 days events. Mid-distance races are anywhere from 100-300 miles and can either be run in stages of up to 80 miles per day or the whole 100-300 miles continuously. Long-distance races are 300 to over 1,000 miles can be either continuous or staged where a difference course is run each day.
There are different number of dog in a team maximum number of dogs are 20. Dogs are paired up and hooked together as a pair and then the pair is attached with the central line. It’s up to rules of the race that how many dogs are allowed to attach with the sled and it is now very popular game and encouraging in many other countries and this is the unique way to have fun with you dog in the snow and unlike any other game.
The dog leader is called “Musher”. Musher are trained to actually act as the Alpha dog of the pack and guide other dogs when to move or stop driver, together with the doges make the team what it is, a well organized team of dog eat together, sleep together, train together, run together, It build rapport and trust among the human and the dogs.
When sled dogs race them need 10,000 calories per day to keep them warm and give them energy to run, and in the off season they just eat 800 calories to keep them healthy and warm. Mostly dog eat dry food and musher is some time use supplement dry food with ground fish or other meat to add protein to their diets. Their training is start when they are puppies human trained them by pulling very small objective. The younger dog learns from mature dogs that’s why “Musher” is attached at the very front of the dog’s row because these are most trained dogs.

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