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Dog Sledding Trivia
What types of dogs have been used for dog sledding?
a) Alaskan Malamute
e) All of the above. Dog sledding has become a popular winter recreation and sport in Saskatchewan. Several distinct dog breeds are used as sled dogs, however, dog drivers have a long history of using other breeds or crossbreeds as sled dogs. There are two main qualities that are expected in sled dogs: endurance and speed. Racing sled dogs will travel up to an average speed of 32 km/h (20 mph) over distances up to 40 km (25 mi).
Several breeds are in common use as sled dogs, including the well-known Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute, however, from 1988 through 1991, a team of Standard Poodles competed in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska. Information courtesy of Wikipedia.
Upcoming Saskatchewan Dog Sledding Events:
Mushers Rendezvous, Preeceville
Canadian Challenge Sled Dog Race 2012