Sled Dog Racing

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Sled Dog Racing
Comments by Frank and Mary Hoffman - 8 Nov 2005

Dear Jennifer:

Thank you very much for your follow-up story about your family and the dogs. The story about your Grandfather and Bridgett is truly amazing.

This is much different than most of the stories we have heard, which involve a lot of abuse, particularly in connection with the Iditarod.
Are you aware of these problems among other dog sled racers?

And, do your dogs suffer any injuries?

You spoke about adopting out the non-racing puppies, but you didn't mention what happens with the older dogs when they can no longer race or survive outside in the winter. Do you also bring them back inside as house pets?

You didn't say where you race, and anything about racing competition. Do you compete or is this just a family sport?

In the Love of the Lord,

Frank and Mary