Check out these pictures and profiles of some of the Iditarod's top dogs!
This year's Iditarod started March 2nd, and is still going! The race kicks off from Anchorage, Alaska, spans 975 miles of snow-covered wilderness, and ends in the far northern city of Nome.
Siberian Huskies were imported into Alaska during the Nome Gold Rush and later spread into the United States and Canada. They were initially sent to Alaska and Canada as sled dogs but rapidly acquired the status of family pets and show dogs. Because of their efficiency as a working breed, most huskies are bred to be able to withstand long work days on little amounts of food. They can travel up to 40 miles per day!