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Old 03-24-2009, 12:25 PM
 
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And on the subject of these dogs, I am very irritated by the stupidity of some military families up here. I live on one of the bases, and it is ridiculous how many huskies/malamutes you see being given away on our local for-sale board, saying "can't give him the attention he needs", or "too energetic".

People move here with the romantic idea that they're in Alaska, so they want these Alaska dogs... then stick them in a townhouse with a tiny fenced in backyard. These are running dogs, people! They need space and a ton of exercise! They are miserable in your itty bitty backyard.

I think the bases should do more to inform people. Because obviously they aren't going to do the research.
Well, if all the breeders in the state would stop all the unnecessary breeding of them it would not be a problem. The breeding of this breed in your state is way out of control. Sooo many are in shelters there already and people continue to breed them there! Bye the way, any home for these dogs is better than none. I would say some people are taking them in just because the poor things need a home!
There is too much breeding overall of all breeds all over!

 
Old 03-24-2009, 12:26 PM
 
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I don't like PETA, either, they are hurting the vegetarian cause.
 
Old 03-24-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Some humans shouldn't breed....
 
Old 03-24-2009, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK
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Well, if all the breeders in the state would stop all the unnecessary breeding of them it would not be a problem. The breeding of this breed in your state is way out of control. Sooo many are in shelters there already and people continue to breed them there! Bye the way, any home for these dogs is better than none. I would say some people are taking them in just because the poor things need a home!
There is too much breeding overall of all breeds all over!

Responsible breeders don't do this. It's the backyard breeders.
 
Old 03-24-2009, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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People Encountering Testy Alaskans
 
Old 03-24-2009, 12:40 PM
 
Location: um....guess
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I have nothing against PETA really, however I'm starting to wonder if some of the people on this thread are PETA members who are trying to get their message out there.
 
Old 03-24-2009, 12:41 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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I have nothing against PETA really, however I'm starting to wonder if some of the people on this thread are PETA members who are trying to get their message out there.
I've been wondering the same...I mean, what wood pile do these people come from?!
 
Old 03-24-2009, 12:43 PM
 
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Can anyone really speak with authority as to the amount of quality vet care these dogs get?

In a sport where time determines the winner, how long do the dogs stay at the checkpoints? Enough time for a few veterinarians to check all of the dogs' health? That seems impossible to me. In fact, it is impossible. The vets often simply ask the mushers if there is a problem with their dogs. Is this not true, have I been misled with this information?

There have always been great problems with the vet care. Any musher knows that. (I know this from a vet who actually worked for several Iditarods).

I hope this is OK to post (since Rebecca Keating's name is clearly on it and I am not misrepresenting it~~).

I absolutely LOVE this pic! Take that you moose! HAHAHA ~~~~

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn274/Blinka2351/MackeyvsMoose.jpg (broken link)
What is very cool about this is how the dogs' eyes are fixated on the dog-hatin' musher there. Wonder what they're thinking...like "you go first"???
 
Old 03-24-2009, 12:48 PM
 
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Dogs are never abandoned on the trail. That's not a vile rumor, it's downright malicious. A dog injured on the trail is carried in the body of the sled until the next checkpoint. Where it is turned over to the vet. Who treats the animal and it is then flown out on a plane (manned by volunteers called the Iditarod Air Force) to Anchorage for further treatment and rest.

If a dog team is too tired or cold to race or even walk, they will just huddle into the snow and refuse to move. If a musher mistreats his team, they will not work as a team and just continue to get entangled, refusing to move. The dogs set the pace of the race, not the musher. It is why dog teams are well known as champions in their own right. Most of the animals in Alaska live in the cold, and I don't see moose trying to get into my house to get warm at night. Ditto squirrels, porcupines, beavers, bears or birds. My biggest wild animal problem is a moose stripping the bark off of the chinaberry tree in my backyard and leaving presents for spring yard cleaning.
 
Old 03-24-2009, 12:48 PM
 
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Alaska must be a weird place. I remember when the photo of Palin shooting a moose was in the media over here, she was considered a stone-age monster
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