Dogs can be as young as one year and as old as 12. Generally they range from 2 -7 or 8 years of age. After retiring from racing many Iditarod dogs continue doing training runs as "teachers" for the younger dogs.
6 dogs is the minimum number of dogs that you have to finish with in the Iditarod.
therer is 63 people racing in the idearod race
They are suppose to have 16 dogs on each team.
Kris Hoffman actually has 16 dogs total for the Iditarod race of 2011. All mushers start with 16 dogs
she has 16 dogs that are in the iditarod but all together...77 :)
12 to 16 dogs
you have to start with at least 6 dogs and end with at least 6 dogs
12 to 16
A musher can have a maximum of 15 dogs to start the Iditarod race. He must have a least 5 dogs in the harness at the end to officially finish. Dogs can be dropped for many reason such as injury, illness, and attitude issue.
max of 16 per person
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.
15 to 18 p.s. I am 11
For going off the track or losing too many dogs.
The average number of dogs in one of these races is 16
Not much, most races are run with Alaskan huskies or Siberian huskies because those dogs are faster.