Friday, March 11, 2011

Dog Sled Team

Working Dog week would not be complete without a picture of a classic dog team and sled. This picture was taken in the early 1900's. The picture shows Dr. Sutherland, and his party preparing to depart Fairbanks for Kantishna. I don't have any info on Dr. Sutherland.


  1. WOW!!!
    What a load for just 6 dogs, or should I say 6 super dogs

  2. By the way, congratulations on going over the 2000 registered followers.
    I wonder how many unregistered followers you also have.

  3. It appears that the good doctor is not well prepared for the trip. He has a suit coat and light hat. If something happened, he would be the first to freeze. Roger is right, those are some hugh dogs. I bet they are expensive to keep fed.

  4. Pope George RingoMarch 11, 2011 at 9:12 AM

    We have neighbors here in Pennsylvania who own 4 Huskies; whenever we have a huge snowstorm they hitch them up and take a ride around the neighborhood.
    The dogs love it!

  5. Definitely freight dogs. My daughter has over 30 sled dogs (racing dogs). And by the way, I always get corrrected if I say something like "dog sled team," or "dog sled race". There is not a team of sleds, and the sleds don't race. It's "sled dog team", or "sled dog race". Mushers are SO picky!

  6. Is this the first time that the theme of the week was changed in mid-term? 'Dirty dogs' became 'Working dogs'. I'm pleased you stuck to dogs. Enjoyed it much.
    I wonder which dogs are the happiest, the ones that pull or carry or the ones that perform on stage?