Sled Dogs and Sled Dog Racing
Dog Racing - History
Makes Sled Dogs Run?
is the first image that comes to mind when you hear the word "mushing"?
Dog History - Fearless. Faithful. Diligent. Tireless. These are
just some of the words used by polar explorers to describe the dogs that
helped them on their treks across the frozen continents.
Yukon Quest - The 1,000 mile (1600km) Yukon Quest is a unique cross
border sled dog race, running between Whitehorse, Yukon and Fairbanks,
Alaska. There is no other race like the Yukon Quest. It is not a staged
race but a true distance race. Mushers cannot replace sleds during the
race and cannot have stoves and equipment flown into any of the checkpoints.
With distances between checkpoints sometimes over 200 miles, they must
carry many of their supplies with them. Mushers in the Quest must truly
challenge the northern wilderness on their own to brave "the toughest race
Dog Mushers Association (ADMA)
Mushing Tours & Guides
Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon
Dog Central - Online sled-dogs advertising and info source.
Wilderness Dogsledding Adventures
Trail Sled Dog Race - Alaska
Tails of the Trail with Mary Shields -
You may have met her in one of her books, on television or at the Riverboat
Discovery. Hear about her love of living in Alaska with her family of sled
dogs. Learn about Mary's thirty years of adventure in mushing, where a
dog team carries her to a quiet life in the wilderness. Her achievements
have been recognized and honored by the State of Alaska and international
dog mushing organizations.
Dog Sledding Association
Percy DeWolfe Race - Yukon -
Race start is in Dawson City, in front of the Old Post Office in memory
of Percy DeWolfe, a mail carrier whose route was from Dawson City to Eagle,
Alaska. The race follows most of Percy's original trail. The first musher
to leave carries a package of special envelopes to deliver to Eagle.
to the Sky - Now a 350 mile race, traverses the scenic Rocky Mountains
of Montana. The trail borders three nationally-designated wilderness areas
and climbs to almost 7,000 feet. It offers something for everyone:
hills, forests, mountains, stars, the moon, and the serenity that just
happens when you are viewing this trail riding on the 2 foot wide trail.
Dog.com - The site belongs to JM Littman, 5 Times British Sled
Dog Racing Champion and World Rank Sleddog Racer.
Lee's Page - Racing sled dogs
Femund500 - 500 kilometers sleddog race that starts and finishes
in the streets of colorful Røros, the renowned old copper town in
the mountains of mid-Norway.
With P.R.I.D.E. - P.R.I.D.E. stands for Providing Responsible Information
on a Dog's Environment. The relationship between sled dogs and humans is
one of the oldest bonds of its kind. Modern sled dog owners are proud of
their dogs as canine athletes that are bred and trained to do what they
love: run as part of a team.
International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race
Silent Way adventure dogsledding tours, Lapland,Sweden.
into the wilderness