On a first glance, it seems that many dogs can pull the sled, but if you really dig deep into this activity, you learn that dogs that pull the sleds go through a special regime to make them able to do this.
Another thing you will discover is the popularity of this activity that some consider to be a sport. Still, there are many secrets surrounding it that make it look quite mysterious to the general public. Dogs that are part of it need a very healthy diet that is loaded with calories.
- Journalist Blair Braverman’s new book sheds light on the world of dog-sledding.
- Braverman has competed in the Iditarod, a 13-day race from Anchorage to Nome.
- Alaskan huskies possess a double-layer coat of fur, webbed paws, and a special metabolism.
“At age 18, she returned to the Norwegian Arctic to go to a non-academic boarding school where she focused on dog-sledding, an experience she chronicled in her 2016 memoir “Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North.””