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The Running of the Dogs

With plenty of snow about, sled dog and skijor races are on in Central Oregon and beyond

By Damian Fagan

Humans have been harnessing dog power to pull sleds for hundreds and perhaps thousands of years. One of the oldest sleigh runner artifacts in existence, discovered in Finland, dates back to around 9,000 years ago — although whether dogs or humans pulled or pushed the sleigh is still a bone of debate...

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