A contestant in the Iditarod usually has 12-16 dogs on their sled team at the beginning of the race. If less than 6 dogs are pulling the sled when they cross the finish line, the team will be disqualified.
At the start of the Iditarod you may have a maximum of 16 dogs and a minimum of 12 dogs; minimum of 6 dogs are required to continue in the race and are mandatory as you cross the finish line. (iditarod.com)
Race a dog team on a thousand-mile course through Alaska.
you can run with a minimum of 4 dogs in the iditarod race
Up to 46 dogs are allowed in the race on one team.
they have to have had one 24 hour break and one 12 hours break through out the whole race
When running in the Iditarod race, there are a maximum of 16 dogs allowed on a team. When the racer crosses over the finish line, there must be at least a minimum of 6 dogs pulling the sled to win. They may begin with as few as 12 dogs.
There are currently 67 teams running in the 2009 Iditarod. Check the Anchorage Daily News website (www.adn.com) for the full listing of team names and standings.