DOG SLEDDING - Overview
Dog sledding began in Canada and Alaska where, in the far north, people were dependent on their dogs for protection, companionship, hunting, trapping and, most of all, transportation. Sled dogs enabled explorers such as Byrd, Peary and Amundsen to explore the frozen wastelands of two continents. They have helped men in two World Wars and, the Canadian Mounties owe much of their fame to their teams of sled dogs.
There are four different official breeds of sledge dogs, the most famous being the Siberian Husky, the others are the Alaska Malamute, the Samoyede and Greenland dog, they all have the same features in common, they are all hard working and resistant to very low temperatures. They are affectionate but also unfortunately prone to escape to hunt.
This is NOT a sit on ride! You are in charge of your own sled with three sometimes four dogs to pull it and you. The dog Sledding activity is an energetic, sometimes hard work experience that can be incredibly rewarding. This experience is not around a flat lake its through woods, up and down hills and occasionally under trees. You will have to help the dogs up hill only then to balance on, and brake the sledge at the same time coming back down.
British Mushers Association
The British Siberian Husky Racing Association