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Qimmit:A Clash of Two Truths

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Sled dogs are built to have stamina for long distance running. Most can run 30 km per hour.
Qimmiq is the Inuit word for Inuit dogs
Sled dogs were used with varying success in the exploration of the North Pole, and during the Alaskan Gold Rush.
Sled dogs are used today in rural communities in Northern Canada. They are often used for recreation and even races. Common words used today for giving commands to sled dogs.
• “Hike or Mush” – Get moving
• “Gee” – Turn right
• “Haw” – Turn left
• “Easy” – Slow down
• “Whoa” – To stop the team of dogs (like putting on the breaks)
• Kissing sound – Speed up

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