sled dog

sled dog


: a dog that is trained to pull a sled

Full Definition of SLED DOG

:  a dog trained to draw a sledge especially in the Arctic regions —called also sledge dog

First Known Use of SLED DOG


sled dog

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any working dog used to pull a sled carrying people and supplies across snow and ice. The breeds most commonly used are the Alaskan malamute, Laika, Samoyed, and Siberian husky. All are powerful dogs with a thick coat and high endurance. See also Eskimo dog.


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