I saw these photos and it really gave me an admiration of the care mushers have for their team. The photos speak for themselves, but show the close bond between a musher and his dogs.
From Alaska Dispatch:
2013 Kobuk 440
Final Musher list
Dempsey Woods Sr.
Race starts at 12:30pm on the ice in front of the Nullagvik Hotel in Kotzebue Alaska. It is a mass start. Village order is Kotzebue, Noorvik, Kiana, Ambler, Shugnak, Kobuk, Shungnak, Ambler, Selawik, Noorvik, Kotzebue.