The sled dogs’ looks don’t matter as much as performance does. No matter the breed or whether they’re racers or freight-haulers, all sled dogs have an insatiable need to go.
A healthy appetite is essential. Long-distance sled dogs – those competing in events over 300 miles (483 kilometers) long – or freight-haulers are out for days or weeks at a time. They can’t be finicky about their meals or prone to digestive issues. Sled dogs also need very tough feet.