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.
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. (iditarod.com)
what is the maximum number of dogs in the iditarod?
The Maximum is 16 dogs the minimum is eight dogs.
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