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Sled Dog Books
If you know someone who enjoys watching or participating in sled dog racing, then you may want to consider some of our Sled Dog Books. We stock manuals to help you get started in dog sledding, as well as accounts by famous mushers about some of their achievements.
Born to Mush is the story of how Dallas Seavey becomes the youngest person ever to win the grueling Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Along the way, this tenacious and dedicated athlete learns to think like a dog - focusing on the moment, and finding the joy in every challenge - from blizzards to thin ice.Learn More
The All Alaska Sweepstakes is the oldest organized sled dog race in the world, with records kept by the Nome Kennel Club dating back to the first race in 1908.
Dozens of beautiful photos by Jan DeNapoli, Donna Quante and others tell the story of the sixteen Alaskan mushers who entered their teams, each hoping to have their name engraved on the Sweepstakes trophy beside the great mushing legends “Scotty” Allan and Leonhard Seppala; and, of course, they were racing for the richest purse ever offered for a sled dog race: $100,000.00 winner-take-all!Learn More
Along Alaskan Trails, Adventures in Sled Dog History, by Helen Hegener, is a collection of true stories about Alaskan sled dogs and the role they played in the development of the north, with dozens of historic photos from the archives of the Alaska State Library, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and other sources.Learn More
A natural-born storyteller as well as a gifted athlete, Jeff King shares a lifetime of adventure stories in these pages. Since the release of his first collection of trail stories, fans have been begging for “More!” And in this newly expanded second edition of Cold Hands, Warm Heart, they’re finally getting their wish – and a deeper look into a life well-lived.
Almost single-handedly, Redington rescued Alaska dog mushing from extinction. With ambition, an abiding love for sled dogs, and a refusal to accept "it can't be done", Redington created a legacy in a thousand mile race across Alaska that has thrilled the world for more than twenty-five years, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
The Yukon Quest Trail takes readers checkpoint by checkpoint from Fairbanks to Whitehorse, an extraordinary journey in which the author shares insights and details of the trail, along with the incredible history of both the race and the land it crosses.
Over 180 photographs by the author and by photographers Eric Vercammen and Scott Chesney provide an unparalleled look at the trail, the mushers, the dogs and more. Also included are Trail Notes for Mushers, compiled by two-times Yukon Quest Champion John Schandelmeier.Learn More
Joe Redington Sr. was an ordinary man with estraordinary dreams - and buckets of determination! This firsthand account is of the man whose love for the Alaskan husky and the Iditarod Trail evolved into the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.Learn More
Your Dog In Harness by Mel Fishback Riley. There are very few books that really tell a beginner how to make his or her dog GO....the booklet was written with the hope that it will help beginners starting out in the world of mushing.Learn More