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Why Was Dog Sledding Invented?

December 10, 2021

Winter Dog Sledding with Huskies

Winter Dog Sledding with Huskies

Dog Sledding is a winter sport dating back to 1,980 B.C.  It was invented by people in Northern Canada.


Early European Explorers thought of it as the most efficient way to travel with goods across snow-covered terrain. Teams of 2-12 or more dogs are tied in pairs to a single rope. 


Is Dog Sledding a winter sport? Although cars, trains, planes, and buses have replaced dog sledding, it has become a popular winter sport. Sled dog trainers train their teams for a variety of activities from touring wilderness areas to racing for fun and cash prizes. 

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