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.

6 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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  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!

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  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!

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  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?

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