Dog sledding in Japan

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In cold climates, such as the Arctic and Siberia, Canada, Alaska, Norway, that was developed as one of the major transportation means, is dog sledding. In particular sled dog that can determine to avoid the crack of the ice is useful, it was also used in the expedition to the North Pole as a safe means of transportation. In the past Antarctic expedition, Amundsen using dog sledding has been successful for the first time the South Pole reached. At present, as part of the race and events, dog sledding experiences and competitions have been held in various parts of the world. Dog species used well suited for sled dogs, Eskimo dog, Sakhalin Husky, Siberian Husky, Samoyed, such as the Alaskan Malamute, both body weight 45kg before and after the dog. Measure of weight that can be one animal-catching is the of the sled dog's own body weight, you can carry the luggage of the case about 400 ~ 500kg of pull 10 horses. The connecting way, and the tandem type that connects the dog to the column, there are two ways of fan type that connects directly to the sled by one animal.

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