Monday, September 10, 2012

Making Booties

Dog Booties are an important item to have for mushing dogs. They provide protection by eliminating snowballs in between the dogs pads. They also protect paw pads against abrasion from some types of snow. In the Iditarod, a musher's team of 16 dogs will use approximately 2000 booties throughout the race. Booties must be replaced often due to the fact that they wear out quickly. Booties cost about $1.25 each if you buy them in big quantities. I am decided to make my own. Cinthia Coburn in North Carolina and Suzie Founier in Arkansas are helping me make the several thousand booties I will need for training and racing for 2013 and for 2014. Check up our FaceBook page Bootie Brigade.

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