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Q: How many dogs do you need for the Iditarod?

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6 dogs is the minimum number of dogs that you have to finish with in the Iditarod.

16 dogs

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what is the maximum number of dogs in the iditarod?

The Maximum is 16 dogs the minimum is eight dogs.

They are suppose to have 16 dogs on each team.

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Kris Hoffman actually has 16 dogs total for the Iditarod race of 2011. All mushers start with 16 dogs

she has 16 dogs that are in the iditarod but all together...77 :)

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The maximum number of dogs you can run in the Iditarod race is 16 dogs

you have to start with at least 6 dogs and end with at least 6 dogs

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The thing that is worn by horses and Iditarod dogs is called a harness.

the bigest and the strongest dogs are hoock in the very back.

they drink water that is flavored

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A musher can have a maximum of 15 dogs to start the Iditarod race. He must have a least 5 dogs in the harness at the end to officially finish. Dogs can be dropped for many reason such as injury, illness, and attitude issue.

Dogs can be as young as one year and as old as 12. Generally they range from 2 -7 or 8 years of age. After retiring from racing many Iditarod dogs continue doing training runs as "teachers" for the younger dogs.

A contestant in the Iditarod usually has 12-16 dogs on their sled team at the beginning of the race. If less than 6 dogs are pulling the sled when they cross the finish line, the team will be disqualified.

iditarod begin to deliver mails on sled which is pulled by the dogs