sled dog

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sled dog

n.
A dog, such as a Siberian husky, used to pull a dogsled, especially in Arctic regions.

sled dog

n
(Breeds) any of various hardy thick-coated breeds of dog, such as the Eskimo dog, the husky, and the malamute, developed for hauling sledges in various parts of the highest northern latitudes

sled′ dog`


n.
a dog trained to pull a sled, usu. working in a team.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sled dog - a dog trained to draw a sled usually in a teamsled dog - a dog trained to draw a sled usually in a team
working dog - any of several breeds of usually large powerful dogs bred to work as draft animals and guard and guide dogs
Alaskan malamute, malamute, malemute - breed of sled dog developed in Alaska
Siberian husky - breed of sled dog developed in northeastern Siberia; they resemble the larger Alaskan malamutes
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Nothing compares to running a team of dogs and all the sleddogs are amazingly special animals.
Musher Alan has owned sleddogs for more than 14 years.
To Alan, 48, sleddogs are not pets, a source of income or a hobby.
What he's been left is a mischievous team of sleddogs who've really got it in for him.
Originally there were five other organisations which held races, but only certain types of sleddogs were allowed to race.
Now the couple are looking to transplant the sport into the unlikely environs of North West England and they have organised Cheshire's firstever sleddog championship race.
Later this month, they will be among up to 30 competitors taking part in a two-day qualifying event for the UK Sleddog Championships (UKSC) held at Delamere Forest.
Sleddogs aren't a hobby for them - it's a way of life.
Fiona has raced in Chile, Argentina, North America and Europe while their son John started running and training sleddogs at the age of six.