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Athletes of the Iditarod

Photograph By Albert Lewis

DEETS

age: 9 years
gender: male
position: leader
race miles: 10,000

Although racing since a youngster, Deets "came into his own" as a super-star lead dog during his mid-life years. Deets reads difficult and potentially dangerous terrain well and responds to voice commands without hesitation. He is unsurpassed in his ability to exude patience, confidence, and determination while running in the team and as such is the perfect role model for training younger dogs. Deets is the only dog on an active race team who sleeps indoors on a comfy dog bed, anticipating more perks to come in retired life.