Dogs

Peter Kaiser (9) poses with his lead dogs, Morrow, left, and Lucy., Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Nome, Alaska, after winning the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. It's the first Iditarod victory for Kaiser in his 10th attempt. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
March 13, 2019 - 10:42 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A young Pete Kaiser had the drive to learn about racing sled dogs and the family and community to support his passion. Years later, he won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Growing up, Kaiser had plenty of sled dogs to choose from at his parents' kennel in Bethel, a rural...
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March 13, 2019 - 7:43 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Pete Kaiser becomes latest Alaska Native to win the 1,000-mile Iditarod dog sled race.
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In this Monday, March 11, 2019 photo, musher Ramey Smyth changes runners as he switches sleds in Unalakleet, Alaska, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
March 12, 2019 - 8:29 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska musher leads the world's most famous sled dog race in the push to the finish. Pete Kaiser, from Bethel, Alaska, was the first musher to leave the checkpoint in White Mountain, at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday. All mushers must take a mandatory eight-hour break at White...
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Nicolas Petit hugs one of his dogs before they leave Unalakleet, Alaska, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 10, 2019. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
March 11, 2019 - 5:45 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Musher Nicolas Petit lost a huge lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday when his dog team refused to keep going after he yelled at one of the animals. A dog named Joey had been fighting with another dog on the team and jumped it during a break on the way to the...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2016, file photo, Mats Pettersson, of Sweden, mushes along the frozen Bering Sea coast outside Nome, Alaska. He finished in 27th position in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Technology is used to track Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race far from the competitors tackling the off-the-grid route. Their progress is monitored from several hotel rooms in Anchorage whose 24/7 occupants are the Iditarod's electronic eyes and ears. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
March 08, 2019 - 8:00 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Far from competitors tackling the frozen wilderness in Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, a dozen people are holed up inside an Anchorage hotel behind banks of computers, tracking the punishing route and connecting with global fans seeking a real-time link to the off-...
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In this recent photo provided by Darian Copp, Copp's black lab puppy named Jax, sits in New Hampshire. The 4-month-old dog was found stabbed during a break-in at a home in Middleton, N.H., on Thursday, March 7, 2019, but is recovering after surgery. (Darian Copp via AP)
March 08, 2019 - 3:41 pm
MIDDLETON, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say a 4-month-old puppy who was stabbed during a break-in at a home has had surgery and is recovering. WMUR-TV reports police said no one was home during the burglary on Thursday in Middleton. When the residents came home, they found the black Lab...
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Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race defending champion Joar Ulsom, of Norway, talks to fans before the ceremonial start of this year's race Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska. Ulsom and 51 other mushers will officially start the race Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Willow, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen
March 05, 2019 - 9:55 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Norwegian musher Joar Ulsom retook the lead in the world's most famous sled dog race, but he missed out on a pair of mitts made out of beaver and a new musher's hat. Frenchman Nicolas Petit was the first musher to reach the community of McGrath, winning the prizes made by...
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Defending champion Joar Leifseth Ulsom is greeted by local fan Ole Andersson during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)
March 03, 2019 - 6:58 pm
WILLOW, Alaska (AP) — Joar Leifseth Ulsom may not be flashy or brash, but he has sled cred. The quiet, unassuming 32-year-old defending champion of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race leads the field of 52 mushers hoping to be the first to reach Alaska's western coast after a thousand-mile (1,600-...
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Defending champion Joar Leifseth Ulsom is greeted by local fan Ole Andersson during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)
March 03, 2019 - 6:30 pm
WILLOW, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The world's most famous sled dog race is underway in Alaska. The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race started Sunday afternoon in Willow, Alaska, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Anchorage...
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Rookie Victoria Hardwick's team leads the way through cheering fans during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)
March 02, 2019 - 6:13 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Big crowds converged on Alaska's largest city Saturday as hundreds of dogs and their humans kicked off the 47th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race with a ceremonial sprint along snow-heaped streets. The fan-friendly event in Anchorage brought spectators up close to...
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