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Q: How many dogs do the iditarod racers have at the beginning?

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It depends on how fast the racers get finished

A contestant in the Iditarod usually has 12-16 dogs on their sled team at the beginning of the race. If less than 6 dogs are pulling the sled when they cross the finish line, the team will be disqualified.

6 dogs is the minimum number of dogs that you have to finish with in the Iditarod.

16 dogs

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They are suppose to have 16 dogs on each team.

Kris Hoffman actually has 16 dogs total for the Iditarod race of 2011. All mushers start with 16 dogs

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she has 16 dogs that are in the iditarod but all together...77 :)

12 to 16 dogs

you have to start with at least 6 dogs and end with at least 6 dogs

12 to 16

A musher can have a maximum of 15 dogs to start the Iditarod race. He must have a least 5 dogs in the harness at the end to officially finish. Dogs can be dropped for many reason such as injury, illness, and attitude issue.

Dogs can be as young as one year and as old as 12. Generally they range from 2 -7 or 8 years of age. After retiring from racing many Iditarod dogs continue doing training runs as "teachers" for the younger dogs.

max of 16 per person

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15 to 18 p.s. I am 11

For going off the track or losing too many dogs.

The average number of dogs in one of these races is 16

each team averages at 16 dogs each which means over 1,000 leave anchorage for Nome.

in the iditarod you can have a maximum of sixteen dogs and a minamum of twelve dogs!!! most mushers will end up with anywhere from eight to twelve dogs in the end!!!! this is because many mushers will lose dogs when they run away on the trail and because some mushers will leave there dogs at the check point if they are hurt or if they are overly tired. people at the check point will then take care of the dogs at the check point. in the end of the race they are reunited when theyre musher crosss the finish line!!! the iditarod face is a very stressful race but can also be very exciteing and is something thet all great mushers want to do. they may also enter in the Yukon quest race. so wwwwoooooowwwww.................maybe you should try the iditarod.............it could be fun!!! couldn't you just imagine a little two year old mushing a dogsled!!!!!!!!!!ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha wouldn't that be funny!!!!!!!!!!!yyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeehhhhhhhaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not much, most races are run with Alaskan huskies or Siberian huskies because those dogs are faster.