Historical Hounds: Balto And The Great Race Of Mercy

In 1925, the city of Nome, Alaska was facing an epidemic of diphtheria. The only way to bring in medicine was a relay-style “race” against time; hence, Balto’s epic journey into history began.

by Beth Meadows
January 14th

A veterinarian’s sled dog experience

by Dr. Patrick MahaneyHave you ever heard the call of the wild? Well, I did on a recent trip to Park City, Utah, during Sundance 2011. I had the great opportunity to experience the instinctual prowess of sled dogs.Alaskan Malamutes, Siberian Huskies, and similar mixes made up the members of this close knit canine pack. […]

by dogtime
March 31st, 2011

Iditarod dogs face unthinkable suffering — you can help

The 2011 Iditarod begins March 5.Like dog fighting, dog sled racing is not a sport in which an animal chooses to take part. The conditions are brutal – unbearable cold, grueling physical demands, sleep deprivation. Yet each year, about a thousand dogs are forced to train for and participate in Alaska’s Iditarod. And each year, […]

by dogtime
January 31st, 2011
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