Archive for the ‘Healthy Dogs Research’ Category

This article is reprinted with the permission of the document’s author, Dagny McKinley. Dagny McKinley spent three years working for Grizzle-T Dog & Sled Works in Steamboat Springs, CO. Grizzle-T promotes healthy and loving treatment of sled dogs. McKinley is a published author and photographer and her book, Wild Hearts: Dog Sledding the Rockies explores […]

Dropped Dog Care by Stuart Nelson, Jr., DVM I have often been asked about dogs that are dropped from the race. Long-distance sled dog races, such as the Iditarod, require mushers to finish with only those dogs who started the race. Although none may be added to the team after the start, they can be […]

Meet Dr. Davis and learn about the Super Dogs!  Sled Dogs! Click here! to read the full article.

Sled dogs are incredible athletes!  Some call them ‘Super Dogs.”  From the interesting article from a study: Athleticism of Alaskan huskies is superior to most other mammals How do they do it? New research suggests the canines are superior to most other mammals, including humans, in at least three key areas: They are unusually adept […]

How can sled dogs run a hundred or more miles in a day, day after day and finish a race such as Iditarod? Why is it that humans don’t have the ability to do this? It’s all about science! Read more at this link!

Read an interesting article: “Huson was interested in studying the genetics behind performance in her beloved animals. For this study, Huson visited eight kennels—four that specialize in distance races like the Iditarod, and four that specialize in sprints, races of 5 to 50 kilometers that last only a few hours. All of them use Alaskan […]

Genetic Study Uncovers Shared Breed Signature in Alaskan Sled Dogs July 22, 2010 Researchers from the National Human Genome Research Institute and the University of Alaska at Fairbanks used microsatellite analyses to explore the genetics of Alaskan sled dogs specialized for sprint or distance racing. Read more at this link.