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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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Q: What is the maximum number of dogs in the iditarod At the start and at the finish?
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In the iditarod what is the maximum number of dogs with witch you start?


What is the minimum and maximum number of dogs that are allowed to be on an Iditarod team?

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. (

Where does the Iditarod start and finish?

It starts in Willow And Finishes In Nome.

What is the maximum number of dogs a musher in the iditarod can start the race with?

a musher can only have 16 or up numbers of dogs

Why does the iditarod start with number 2 and not number 1?

Tart with number 2 because number 1 is reserved for the father of the iditarod.

How many dogs can you start and finish the Iditarod with?

you have to start with at least 6 dogs and end with at least 6 dogs

In the Alaska Iditarod how many dogs can the musher end up with at the finish line?

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.

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.

Can a dog in the iditarod be drug tested?

Yes, drug testing is conducted and urine samples are collected at the start, finish and throughout the race.

What is the highest number of dogs you can have at the iditarod?

You start with 12 dogs and the most is 16 dogs.

Were does the Iditarod start?


When does Iditarod start?

The first Iditarod race to Nome was in March 3, 1973

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