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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.

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Q: How many dogs must be on the team at the end of the Iditarod race?
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The maximum number of dogs you can run in the Iditarod race is 16 dogs

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How many dogs do you need for the Iditarod?

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What is the maximum number of dogs in the iditarod At the start and at the finish?

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.

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What is the average dogs in th Iditarod race?

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What is the fewest number of dogs you can run the iditarod with start and finish?

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.

What was the purpose of the Iditarod?

to have dogs and race them to win.

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because they want to go sledding with dogs

What is the Least number of dogs you can race in Iditarod?

The least amount of dogs you can use in the Iditarod race is about 12 and the most is up to 46 XD

How many dog can be in Iditarod dog race?

The average number of dogs in one of these races is 16

What kinds of veteranary care do the dogs get before and during the iditarod race?

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.

What are the traditions from the Iditarod race?

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What is the race called when dogs run in Alaska?


What is the fewest number of dogs you can race with in a professional dog sledding team?

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What does a lead dog do?

Leads the dogs in the Iditarod race really. :-)

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Where is the Iditarod?

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.

How does a musher care for his dogs during the Iditarod race?

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.

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There are no more than 100 mushers in the Iditarod race.

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