This title introduces readers to the adventurous sport of dogsled racing. Readers will discover the sport's unique, must-have equipment in the text and diagrams, from dogs and sleds to ropes, booties, harnesses, axes, snowshoes, sleeping bags, and proper clothing. Important safety practices for dogs and mushers are also covered. Chapters highlight dogsledding history, types of dogsled racing, and racing rules. They also cover dog breeds, diet, and training, and famous athletes, including Martin Buser, Jeff King, Doug Swingley, Rick Swenson, Libby Riddles, and Susan Butcher. Sidebars on the Iditarod and dogsledding lingo will put readers in the know. Readers can also find out how to get started in this exhilarating sport, from finding a club to physical and mental requirements. And, they can learn about popular racing spots, including the United States, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Germany, and France. Striking, colorful photos will put readers right in the middle of this action-packed sport. They'll have a blast getting ready for an Adrenaline Adventure! Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.