"Three Alaskan sled dogs in French service were awarded the highest military honors, for actions in combat."
In the not-so-distant past, Alaska boasted the only military working dogs in the whole of the U.S. military.
Racing in the ACE Race with Tonya Helm
Robert Forto sits down to talk with musher, Tonya Helm of Chugiak Alaska to talk about her introduction to the sport and much more.
Lost Sports of the Winter Olympics: The fast and furry world of sled dog racing
Join host Michele Forto as she talks about dog mushing in the Olympic Games in 1932 on Mushing.
At the 1928 Winter Olympic Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland, demonstration sports – not part of the official program – were included for the first time. With demonstration events ceasing to exist after 1992, in this podcast, Mushing explores some of these ‘lost sports’ of the Winter Games. Dog Mushing was a demo sport at the 1932 Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York, and some very famous dog drivers competed, including Leonard Seppala and Emile St Goddard.