It is unknown when the first sled dog race was held. Humans have domesticated dogs for thousands of years, and sled dogs have been used for transportation in Arctic areas for almost as long. The first sled dog race to feature a codified set of rules was the All Alaska Sweepstakes which first took place in 1908.
This hand carved jade dog musher, sled and dog team is almost 9 inches long. We have 2 teams to choose from, a 5-dog team and a 6-dog team. The jade is mined in British Columbia, sent overseas to be carved, and then assembled in Alaska.