A dog sled is a sled pulled by one or more sled dogs used to travel over ice and through snow. A sled, sledge or sleigh is a Vehicle with runners for sliding instead of wheels for rolling Sled dogs, known also as sleightman dogs sledge dogs or sleddogs are types of Dogs that are used to pull a wheel-less vehicle Ice is a Solid phase, usually crystalline, of a Non-metalic substance that is liquid or gas at Room temperature, such as Ammonia "Snowfall" redirects here For other uses see Snow (disambiguation or Snowfall (disambiguation. Numerous types of sleds are used, depending on their function.
A basket sled has a bed raised several inches above the surface of the snow. This type of sled is used in dogsled racing. Dogsled racing, more accurately referred to as Sleddog Racing is a winter dog sport involving the timed competition of teams of Sleddogs that pull a sled Sprint sleds are often short-bodied basket sleds. A toboggan sled has a lower carriage and uses a closed bed, allowing the sled to slide or float over deep snow. A toboggan is a simple Sled used on snow to carry one or more people (often children down a hill or other slope for recreation Freight sleds, which are heavier and sturdier than sprint sleds, may be toboggan or basket sleds. Both of these types of sleds have runners which stick out behind the sled, on which the musher can stand. Mushing also means playing on a MUSH. Mushing also can be used to describe the kneading behavior of domestic cats For brakes, older sleds relied on hooks attached to the sled with a rope, modern sleds usually include drag and claw brakes built into the sled.
Dog power has been utilized for hunting and travel for hundreds of years. As far back as the tenth century these dogs have contributed to the culture of people. (Coppinger, L. )
Today dog sled teams are put together with great care. Putting together a dog sled team involves putting together a team of leader dogs, point dogs, swing dogs, and wheel dogs. The lead dog is very treasured, and seldom will mushers let these dogs out of their sights. Indeed, trained lead dogs become part of the family household. Important too is to have powerful wheel dogs to pull the sled out from the snow. Point dogs (optional) are located behind the leader dogs, swing dogs between the point and wheel dogs, and team dogs are all other dogs in between the wheel and swing dogs and are selected for their endurance, strength and speed as part of the team.
A recent innovation in sled design was introduced in the 2004 Iditarod by Jeff King, who used a split sled for the race. The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, usually just called the " Iditarod " is an annual Sled dog race in Alaska, where mushers Jeff King (born in North Fork, California) is an American long distance musher who is well known for winning both the 1049+ mi (1600+ This sled, the Tail Dragger, has a basket-style body with a freight-holding back end, and an open middle. The musher can sit on the back part or stand in the middle.
The komatik is a traditional Inuit sled, used in Canada and Greenland, low-slung and on which the hunter or racer sits or lies down, facing forward. Inuit (plural the singular Inuk, means "man" or "person" is a general term for a group of culturally similar Indigenous peoples inhabiting Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat meaning "Land of the Greenlanders" Grønland is a self-governing Danish Province located between the The runners do not stick out as in basket sleds.
A pulk is a short, flat sled used in the Scandinavian sport of pulka. Terminology and usage As a cultural term "Scandinavia" has no official definition and is subject to usage by those who identify with the culture in question as well A Pulka ( Swedish) / Pulk ( Norwegian) / Pulkka ( Finnish) from Sami language bulke, is a Scandinavian The dog is hitched to the sled and the sled to the skier. The pulk is used to carry supplies or equipment, but not usually a person.
The expedition led by the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen used dog sleds when they reached the South Pole before Robert Falcon Scott's party did. Norwegians See also History of Norway and Demography of Norway. Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (ˈɾuːɑl ˈɑmʉnsən ( July 16, 1872 – c The South Pole, also known as the Geographic South Pole or Terrestrial South Pole, is the southernmost point on the surface of the Earth.
A dog sled race was included at the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York as a demonstration event. The 1932 Winter Olympics, officially known as the III Olympic Winter Games, were a Winter Multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1932 Lake Placid is a Village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States.
Antique Dog Sled at the Adirondack Museum
Racing across snow
Dog sled in Quebec
Indian dog sled near Fort Clark. The Adirondack Museum, located on NY-30 in the hamlet of Blue Mountain Lake in Hamilton County New York, is a Museum dedicated to preserving Quebec (kwɨˈbɛk Watercolor by Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied 1833