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.
6 dogs is the minimum number of dogs that you have to finish with in the Iditarod.
I think the number is typically 16 dogs.Answer:12 to 16 dogs can start the race with at least 6 on the towline when they finish.
Kris Hoffman actually has 16 dogs total for the Iditarod race of 2011. All mushers start with 16 dogs
Mostly a lot because there are a lot of teams so i know that some teams start out with 18 to 16 dogs but there are some people that when they finish they end with only nine, ten, six dogs left.
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.
They are suppose to have 16 dogs on each team.
she has 16 dogs that are in the iditarod but all together...77 :)
12 to 16 dogs
12 to 16
12 to 16 days
max of 16 per person
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.
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
each team averages at 16 dogs each which means over 1,000 leave anchorage for Nome.