Wheel Dogs

Wheel dogs are those nearest the sled, and a good wheeler must have a relatively calm temperament so as not to be startled by the sled moving just behind it. Strength, steadiness, and ability to help guide the sled around tight curves are qualities valued in dogs.

Think of wheel dogs as the offensive linemen in football. These guys never get the glory of the TV commercials but they are an integral part of the team.


Robert Forto | Team Ineka | Alaska Dog Works | Mushing Radio | Dog Works Radio | Denver Dog Works | Daily Post


Robert Forto is a musher training for his first Iditarod under the Team Ineka banner and the host of the popular radio shows, Mush! You Huskies and Dog Works Radio Shows


Check Also

Protection Dogs in the Cannabis Industry

I had the pleasure on being interviewed on the Alaska-based podcast, Far North Tokers and …


  1. I got some great wheel dogs on my team. They are 100 lb Malamutes that provide he power for my team. I actually have 4 dogs I rotate in and out of wheel. Good honest dogs.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *