Origin

The origin of sled dogs did not start from long time ago. Dog sledding was found out  as  part of daily life of the Arctic people, Canada, Alaska, Greenland, Iceland, etc. The most common sled is a horse sled. However, in a place where there is no horse, they would use some animals that could bear to run a sled. Dogs are part of the life of the Inuit, an entertainment, helper and a pet. Just as skiing is a part of entertainment to people, dog sledding became very popular to humans since people are used to play on snow. The sled dogs are generally the dogs of the Inuit. Sleds are made up of wood so sleds do not last for a long time. However, sleds were upgraded so now, you find sleds made of steel, fiber, etc.

From the early 1800s, non Inuit people also tried to ride in a dog sled and there came the thought of having a race. Canadian popularized dog sled race. Aside from having dog sledding in winter, now people made a four wheeled sled for summer. Most people come to realize that dogs also can give us a ride. Actually, Inuit dogs are the general type of dogs for a ride. However, as not all people have this kind of dogs, riders also use dogs of different breed to go for a ride. in dog racing, they can go for 20, 40, and even 60 miles. Having your own dog for sledding is much fun since you can go on trail sledding which will give you much entertainment.

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