Get “Sleducated”:

The CCFSD is pleased to offer informative, legitimate links to sled dog specific studies, videos, articles and more!

Read a study confirming that arctic huskies have DNA related to the ancient, Siberian wolf:

http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2015/05/22/arctic-huskies-dna-related-to-ancient-siberian-wolf/

Watch a video by musher Dr. Arleigh Reynolds (DVM, PhD, DACVN with 30 years of experience in the sled dog sport) about the incredible athletic ability of sled dogs. Arleigh is also the Associate Dean at the

University of Veterinary Medicine in Fairbanks, Alaska.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?sns=fb&v=gAEJG93cR3g&app=desktop

Read about Denali National Park’s sled dog kennel set up and why they have chosen specific methods to house their amazing sled dogs:

https://www.nps.gov/dena/blogs/dog-yard-basics.htm

Read about one of Canada’s oldest and most authentic sled dog breeds, the Canadian Inuit husky:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Eskimo_Dog

Read an article by Gail Kuhl from Lakehead University in Thunderbay, Ontario who studied the elements and quality of musher/sled dog relationships:

http://www.mushing.com/articles/content.php?vw=2,,15,622

Watch a video about why sled dogs run featuring mushing icon, Martin Buser and some of his beautiful sled dogs:

https://www.facebook.com/IditarodTrailCommittee/videos/1541597315892903/

Read articles by author/musher Blair Braverman speaking to the importance of allowing dogs to engage in their primitive instincts while teaching them to be brave, how winning isn’t everything and the joys of the musher life :

https://www.outsideonline.com/2138096/how-teach-dog-be-brave

https://www.outsideonline.com/2172581/screw-finish-line

https://www.outsideonline.com/2147056/pure-joy-dogsledding-first-snow

Read a genetic dissection of breed composition and performance enhancement in Alaskan sled dogs by musher Heather J Huson:

https://bmcgenet.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2156-11-71

Read a genetic dissection of breed composition and performance enhancement in Alaskan sled dogs by musher Heather J Huson:https://bmcgenet.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2156-11-71

Read an article by journalist, author and teacher David Grimm about evidence supporting that dogs born on remote Siberian Island are bred for pulling/dog sledding:

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/05/earliest-evidence-dog-breeding-found-remote-siberian-island

Watch a video by Minute Earth speaking to the significant difference between sled dogs compared to any other mammal on earth. This video focuses on how sled dogs burn their fat, protein and carbohydrates making them superior athletes:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HDG4GSypcIE&feature=youtu.be

Read an article by Patti Strand founder of National Animal Interest Alliance focusing on how sled dog are part of human culture:

http://www.naiaonline.org/articles/article/sled-dogs-are-part-of-human-culture-and-history#sthash.yf79mJsa.dpbs