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How are Racers and dogs protected? Well keep on reading this and find out more about it.
First I am going to tell you about the check points for the racers and the dogs. When they pass the check point that have to stop and they also have to be check out and then they can keep on going with the race. The check point is also if they don’t feel good or stuff like that. The snow could give them a bad cold because in Alaska the degrees is 16 degrees and below.
The racers must carry 2 pounds of dog food for the dogs because the dogs are the racers that control the sled. The racers also have to bring food for them to. I think that the racers get a little bit more food them the dogs do, or maybe they get the same amount of food.
The 12 check point is when the racers stay there in a little cabin and they all have to stay there for 10 hours. The racers have to stay up because they have to make the dogs bed. The dog’s bed is made up of hay. The racer has to sleep in the ground in the cabin and the dogs also sleep in the cabin. In the morning they pack up all their stuff and then leave.
Before they racers and the dogs leave the racers have to check the dog’s feet to see if they have cracks in their feet or if there feet are cold or if there feet hurt. If there feet has that then they have to put on little booties on there feet.
Here are 3 facts about the Iditarod, 1. Did you know that the racers and the dogs have to travel 1 week in the cold weather. 2. The dogs could see into heavy snowstorms and the people can’t. 3. There are 16 dogs racing.
Now that you read this you learned about the Iditarod I hope you enjoyed it! Thank you!!
Article posted March 29, 2012 at 10:09 AM •
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