Iditarod By Meg Bowman
Choice of dogs • Racing dogs are usually Huskies. • Huskies are bred to run and race. booted.jpg www.davidtotten.com/
Training of Dogs • Dogs are trained as puppies. • They train in all types of weather. • The trainer is usually the owner of the dog. • The trainer has many dogs he is responsible for. sled_dogs_denali_nat_pk_l... www.alaskanha.org
Care of dogs • Each dog has their own doghouse. • Straw is used for bedding. • Dogs need to be feed at the same time each day. • All dogs need to make frequent visits • to the vet. • On the trail the vet examines the dogs each day www.davidtotten.com/
The Race • The race starts the first Saturday in March. • It is 1,032 miles. • The race lasts net/.../ sled-dogs about 2 weeks. • The winning musher receives money and the winning dogs get love and a well deserved rest. www.photo.net/.../ sled-dogs-plaque.jpg www.photo. -plaque.jpg
Comprehension Questions • What dogs are good racers. • When will the owner start training the dog? • Does the Huskie need to visit the vet? • What is the big race called the dog will run in? /.../ sled_dogs_a.jpginsta www.alaskanha.org sled_dogs_a.jpg ar.coloradoedu .
Work Cited • www.ministore.at/ y.snowdogs.htmwww.ministore.www.alaskanha.org • Htpp://.www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/index.asp • instaar.colorado.edu/.../ sled_dogs_a.jpg • www.davidtotten.com/ • www.photo.net/.../ sled-dogs-plaque.jpg • www.thunderbay.ca/media/ hi_res/sled_dogs_hi.jpg • Iditirod Challenge • www.amaize.com/fame.htm