Dirty Dog – Dog Grooming

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Dog grooming is one of your dog’s basic needs and an important part of dog ownership. Just like people, dogs need physical maintenance to look and feel their best. Fortunately, dogs do not need to bathe as often as people, but you do need to learn how much grooming your dog actually needs and keep it on a schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

Dog boarding in Dallas

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You have to leave your dog at home while you take a cruise in the Caribbean; no dogs on shipboard. You’re going camping in a state park, and dogs are not permitted.  You’re visiting relatives, and Aunt Millie is allergic to dogs. Read the rest of this entry »

How many Eskimo words for ‘snow’? Maybe more than you think

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Anthropologist Franz Boas didn’t mean to spark a century-long argument. Traveling through the icy wastes of Baffin Island in northern Canada during the 1880s, Boas simply wanted to study the life of the local Inuit people, joining their sleigh rides, trading caribou skins and learning their folklore. Read the rest of this entry »

Changes afoot for re-born sled dog operation

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Four months after Outdoor Adventures Whistler (OAW) handed off its dog sledding operations to the newly-established Whistler Sled Dog Company the upstart is getting ready to wrap up its first season of operations and make a few changes to how things are done. Read the rest of this entry »

Expert dog racer missing for over a week vanished leaving washing, cell phone and her beloved animals behind

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Fears are growing for an experienced dog racer who has been missing for over a week – leaving her beloved animals behind. Read the rest of this entry »

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PETA renews attack on Iditarod

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Two of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race’s most accomplished mushers are defending the race that is now under renewed attack by animal rights activists after 100 sled dogs were killed at a tour business in Canada in an unrelated event. Read the rest of this entry »

Federal officials block plan to kill wolves in Alaska refuge

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Alaska wildlife officials said Tuesday they were appalled the federal government rejected their plan to kill wolves to protect caribou on a remote Aleutian Island. Read the rest of this entry »

Dog booties can protect against extreme conditions

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For the next few months, thousands of dogs will be running across Alaska and Canada in several long-distance sled-dog races. To compete, most will need to wear booties to protect their feet from rough, icy terrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Owner explains why Whistler sled dogs were put down

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The owner of a B.C. company connected to the slaughter of as many as 100 sled dogs says the cull wasn’t related to a post-Olympic drop in sales. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sled dog slaughter task force meets to review mass killing

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Kamloops Liberal Terry Lake says he’s put down hundreds of animals as a practising veterinarian, but he remains horrified about the reports of how 100 sled dogs died in Whistler. Read the rest of this entry »

Regina man loves his dog-powered rides

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It’s been a harsh winter for people in Regina, with stuck cars and snow-clogged sidewalks a common sight — but one man is keeping cool with the help of his trusty sled dog. Read the rest of this entry »

Dogledding demonstrations whoosh into Morton Arboretum this weekend

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In 1925, the children of a small town in Alaska were dying. A diphtheria outbreak threatened Nome and its surrounding towns, and the local doctor was desperate for an antitoxin. The problem was, it was January in Alaska, and the land was locked in winter’s deadly, frozen grasp. With a blizzard raging and temperatures plummeting to minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit, there was only one way to get the serum — sled dogs. Read the rest of this entry »

Noon Community Luncheon features Sled Dog Club

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The Wednesday, Jan. 12 Frazee Com­mun­ity Luncheon will be the first to start at the event’s new time of 12 noon. Read the rest of this entry »

Farmer goes mushing

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Fogelsville’s Scott Farmer tries sled dog racing Read the rest of this entry »

Neighbor appeals permit for sled dogs

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He says Silver Creek man should not be allowed to house animals at his home. Read the rest of this entry »

Appetite and Attitude: A Conversation with Lance Mackey

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Appetite and Attitude: A Conversation with Lance Mackey is perhaps as revealing about the past that brought him to this point as what drives him today. Mackey’s repeated refrain that his father Dick Mackey, who won the closest finish of the Iditarod ever, taking a win over Rick Swenson by one second, was viewed as something of a laughing stock amongst those involved in the sport when he started made me wonder given Mackey’s claims of not getting the respect he deserves. Read the rest of this entry »

Teacher chases Iditarod dream

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An elementary school teacher is embarking on a trail that she hopes will lead to fulfilling her Iditarod dream. Read the rest of this entry »

Jeff King to pay fine, restitution in Denali Park illegal hunting case

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Iditarod champion musher Jeff King was ordered to pay a $4,000 fine and another $750 in restitution to the National Park Service on Friday for illegally killing a moose just inside Denali National Park and Preserve more than a year ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Insure Pet Wisely – Policies often differ in cost and coverage

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The following was in The Post-Standard, Monday December 1, 2008, in MoneyWise.

Consumer Corner – Kathy Kristof, Syndicated Columnist

Justin and Brandy Besemer were newly married and trying to pay off their wedding debt when they decided their family needed a dog — an American bulldog named Kaila. Read the rest of this entry »

Alaska transplant goes from dog sleds to outhouses

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A former Alaskan and Iditarod organizer is taking over the city’s chilliest event, the Outhouse 500. Read the rest of this entry »

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