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.
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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
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sled′ dog`


n.
a dog trained to pull a sled, usu. working in a team.
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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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Dave was wheeler or sled dog, pulling in front of him was Buck, then came Sol-leks; the rest of the team was strung out ahead, single file, to the leader, which position was filled by Spitz.
In Janice McAlpine's exciting picture book, Dogsled Molly, an energetic young dog becomes part of a life-saving, trophy-winning team of sled dogs.
The UK is quickly becoming not a good place for sled dogs.
Musher Dave King recounted seeing"a several foot high mound of dead sled dogs, dumped at the end of season in the Fairbanks shelter." Earlier this month, alarming accusations surfaced against musher John Baker and his brother, Iditarod board president Andy Baker.
A trip to Sirius Sled Dogs, situated at the edge of Murphy Dome, was long on the seventy-two-year-old Engel's bucket list and part of Young's love for travel--so much so that Young has visited Sirius Sled Dogs twice within three years.
The author's vivid depictions of her characters, the makeshift band of dogs, the community, and the surrounding landscape are clearly rooted in personal experience; she lives in a small cabin in a northern Canadian town where she has sled dogs and a close connection to the neighboring First Nations communities.
Seventy-one teams of sled dogs, usually about 16 per squad, (https://www.adn.com/outdoors-adventure/iditarod/2017/03/07/a-day-into-the-iditarod-mushers-strategies-begin-to-take-shape/) started  from Fairbanks, Alaska, and will wind nearly 1,000 miles and eventually finish in Nome.
All Seasons also treats its working animals like family, Byrne said--their sled dogs are also pets, and thus won't be abandoned or discarded after their working years are over, and one of their mushers runs a rescue for sled dogs.
Growing up in the United Kingdom, Lidia Dale-Mesaros had always dreamed of owning a team of sled dogs in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
It's when action and events woven into the story line spark a level of complexity that challenges and involves all ages, when human and spiritual connections embrace nightmares and positive possibilities alike, and when a book such as Arctic Storm focuses as much on the emotional development of each protagonist as it does on the wider story line of sled dogs in the line of fire.
Sled dogs can run up to 60 miles (96km) a day and need specialist exercise.