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Traveling Dogs

     These are not really different dogs. They are often from the same kennels and breedings as dogs in the sprint races and some could be quite suitable for the faster races. They are sometimes larger, slower and have more fur as speed is not such a priority requirement and the ability to keep warm laying on snow is a big plus. Their training or use is quite different however.      “Distance” dogs are often allowed to do things that would raise a sprint musher’s blood pressure. Biting snow while moving is encouraged by some mushers as is allowing weaker dogs to run with slack harness lines to regain strength for hours of travel ahead. A trotting pace is sometimes preferred. There are many other examples
     Below are some pictures of dogs used in this fashion. Also we are looking for pictures of dogs from years past to put on this web site. Please contact us if you can help in this regard.
 

The following is a slide show of a dog sled trip starting out of Tanana through some awesome country using dogs. A Tanana musher helped set up this tour and while the text is in German the pictures are understandable to all.
Note: this is a very large file (20 MB), so best to right click on below picture and select save target as
and download to your computer first before trying to run (will take some time).
Christian's Alaska Trip redo

07 Serum Run Tanana1

07 Serum Run Tanana1

07 Serum Run Tanana2

07 Serum Run Tanana2

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07 Serum Run Tanana3

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07 Serum Run Tanana4

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07 Serum Run Tanana5

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07 Serum Run Tanana6

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07 Serum Run Tanana7

Dog Trail

Dog Trail

Few milies to go

Few milies to go

14 mile wind storm Alaska

14 mile wind storm Alaska

35 miles out of Tanana

35 miles out of Tanana

Camp kids and pups

Camp kids and pups

Chumper Flats

Chumper Flats

Crib fish to Tanana

Crib fish to Tanana

Dog flats no snow

Dog flats no snow

Dog lazy days

Dog lazy days

Dog travel food

Dog travel food

Dogs on flats

Dogs on flats

Dogs to fish camp

Dogs to fish camp

Dogs, wind, flats

Dogs, wind, flats

Dogs,back of 14 mile redone

Dogs,back of 14 mile redone

Early trail break, no snow

Early trail break, no snow

First trail to Tozitna trap camp

First trail to Tozitna trap camp

Fish Kids

Fish Kids

Goose hunt, dogs

Goose hunt, dogs

Harnesses and fur

Harnesses and fur

Joe dogs fixed

Joe dogs fixed

Kids To Kilo springs

Kids To Kilo springs

Marten in tree

Marten in tree

Marten trap and dogs

Marten trap and dogs

Puppies Brawl

Puppies Brawl

Pups on beach

Pups on beach

Raised with dogs

Raised with dogs

Ray Mountains

Ray Mountains

Rock island kennels

Rock island kennels

Stan Maten Trap

Stan Maten Trap

Tanana Top Dogs

Tanana Top Dogs

Team leaving  trap cabin

Team leaving trap cabin

Time to move to Tanana

Time to move to Tanana

Trail Break Dec 04

Trail Break Dec 04

Trapline dogs strung out

Trapline dogs strung out

Trapline trail break

Trapline trail break

beach fish rack

beach fish rack

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