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.
6 dogs is the minimum number of dogs that you have to finish with in the Iditarod.
The maximum number of dogs you can run in the Iditarod race is 16 dogs
The fewest dogs you can run with is at least 10. At the start of the race you must at least has 12 dogs in order to start the race
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.
Kris Hoffman actually has 16 dogs total for the Iditarod race of 2011. All mushers start with 16 dogs
According to the Iditarod Rules for 2018: "A musher must have at least twelve (12) dogs on the line to start the race. At least five (5) dogs must be on the towline at the finish line." So a musher must start with at least 12 dogs on the line and must end with at least 5 dogs on the line.
to have dogs and race them to win.
because they want to go sledding with dogs
The least amount of dogs you can use in the Iditarod race is about 12 and the most is up to 46 XD
The average number of dogs in one of these races is 16
Vets check the dogs at the beginning of the race, for heart, hydration, appetite, weight, and lungs. Dogs must have all vaccination's, heartworm check, and they are microchiped. Plus, the dogs are evaluated during the race. These dogs are athletes and get top-notch care.
The tradition is racing with dogs
you can run with a minimum of 4 dogs in the iditarod race
Leads the dogs in the Iditarod race really. :-)
The Iditarod dog sled race is known as "The Last Great Race" and it is run each year in Alaska. The dogs pull the sleds from Anchorage to Nome.
Each owner is different. The best thing to do is to read some books that have been written on the Iditarod race. They will tell you lots about what these owners/trainers go through with their dogs such as the breeding, care of, feeding of, & how they care for their dogs during the race.
There are no more than 100 mushers in the Iditarod race.
WHAT THEY EAT IS SOUP THAT THERE MUSHER COOKS FOR THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!