Archive for the ‘Iditarod Information’ 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.

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.

The following information comes from Dr. Stu Nelson. Who is Dr. Nelson? I would like to take this opportunity to respond to the accusations made by Marjorie Glickman and her Sled Dog Action Coalition.  Before specifically addressing those on a point by point basis, I believe that some background information is appropriate. I have been […]