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March 02, 2003


patricia sedota

To Whom It May Concern:Many believe that the lead dog is the dog at the very front of the sled. I remember once being told that this is a myth,its actually the dog closest to the sled that is the lead dog.
Please comment/correct me on this.


I believe your friend was confused. The 2 dogs just in front of the sled are the "wheel dogs". They are the ones that provide a lot of the power to get the sled moving.

The "lead dog" (or dogs) are in the fron tnad pick the trail according to directions from the musher and trail intelligence.

Here is the list of terminology used (and one of the places that I checked my facts at).

Cop Car

It's an education each time I read your blog. Thanks, Bogie!


well umm ok

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