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Alaskan huskies and malamutes are chosen to run the Iditarod each year. These types of dogs are chosen because they are easy tot rain, have thick coats that protect them from the bone-chilling temperatures, and have a temperament that leads them to want to succeed, making them fierce competitors.

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They burrow into the snow because snow is a good insulator and keeps the warmth produced from the dogs body inside, keeping the dog warm at night when it sleeps.

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huskies are used in the iditarod because of their amazing speed and strength. the can last a long time on al little amount of food which can be very helpful for their mushers.

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