Picking the Right Sled Dogs

If you are trying to put a dog sled team together there are two different ways you can go about it, either you can raise a group of dogs and train them on your own or you can purchase the dogs from a professional trainer. Purchasing trained sled team dogs can be expensive but if you do not want to wait 2-3 years and train the dogs yourself or are unfamiliar with the training this is the way to go. Regardless of which option you choose you will also have to decide on what type of dogs you want to form your dog sled team. While the huskies are the most popular types of sled dogs, and the ones most often associated with dog sledding, there are also other dog breeds that have a reputation for making good sled dogs.

The Alaskan malamute for instance was originally bred as a sled dog and is quite similar to most breeds of huskies. The type of dogs you pick for your sled team will depend on what exactly you are planning to do. For instance, if you want to enter dog sled races you will need to do as much research as possible to find out which breeds will give you the best advantage. You should also make sure that you pick the right type of dog for your personality. Some sled dogs can be incredibly temperamental and stubborn during training so they require skilled owners with plenty of patience. Other dogs have a reputation for not working well in a group and can be incredibly hard to train to pull a sled. Obviously there are many different factors that go into picking the right sled dog and you should sit down and consider each and every once before you make a final decision.

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