Video: Mushing Explained – Meet the Dogs

As the 2016 Iditarod continues to unfold in Alaska, we get another video in the Mushing Explained series from Alaska Public Media.  Yesterday, we had a video that introduced us to the series, and another on designing the perfect dogsled. Today, we get an introduction to the dogs themselves, as we learn what makes a good sled dog, what mushers look for when selecting their teams, and which breeds are most common in the Iditarod itself. If you’ve ever wondered about these strong pups, you’ll learn everything you need to know in this 2+ minute clip.

Kraig Becker