Sled Dogs Documentary
Sled Dogs is the first documentary to look at what happens at sled dog operations and the Iditarod once the tourists go home. 

- World Documentary Award, Whistler Film Festival 2016 -
 - Best Documentary Director Award from the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, Whistler Film Festival -
 
Sled Dogs Film
"World Class" Kennel Conditions 
A telling look inside one of the world's top sprint racing kennels - proof that it is not only Iditarod dogs who are suffering.

Plenty of footage of skinny, uncomfortable dogs chained to dilapidated, urine-soaked houses. You also get a firsthand look at one of the careless, environmentally unsound ways that industry kennels handle mountains of dog feces.

This video also shows how dogs and growing puppies are provided with no constant source of water, and are instead provided with a slurry mixture periodically.

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Profiting off the Backs of Sled Dogs
A look at how a 22-time Iditarod veteran, 4-time Iditarod Champion, and Yukon Quest Champion keeps his dogs. Short chains, poor housing, and no constant water source. 

Also, if you listen to the clip, you'll hear an admission of how the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race allows him to make a living. All too many industry mushers profit solely off the backs of their sled dogs - resulting in factory farming of sled dogs for profit and mass chain warehousing, as seen here. When money is on the line, the dogs are the ones who suffer in the race - on average, only half the dogs who start the Iditarod are able to finish. At least 151 have died trying.

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Famed Iditarod Champion Kennel Conditions
A behind-the-scenes look at one of the numerous kennels from a multi-champion Iditarod family. Note the poor coat condition the dogs are in, the injured dog at seconds 17 and 34, and the two dogs trying frantically to interact with each other going into minute 3.

Chained dogs suffer from a type of psychosis due to their limited ability to move, and their understimulated environment. This psychosis shows itself in repetitive behavior seen here - where the dogs throw themselves at the end of their chains and circle incessantly.


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