The dogsled team
Each dog has a specific duty to keep the canine convoy moving across the snow
The musher calls out commands to the dogs to guide the team, either standing or running and pushing the sled to give it a boost of speed.
The team dogs provide most of the power required to pull the sled, and larger teams may have several pairs of team dogs.
The sled carries belongings and equipment in a basket raised from the ground to reduce friction and make it more manoeuvrable.
The strongest of the pack are the wheel dogs, and they play the biggest role in pulling the sled.
Swing dogs are responsible for ensuring the sled team follow the turns made by the lead dogs.
The most trusted and experienced dogs lead the team and respond to the musher’s commands to set the pace and turn in the right direction.