sled dog

noun
a dog trained to pull a sled, usually working in a team.

Origin:
1685–95

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sled dog
 
n
any of various hardy thick-coated breeds of dog, such as the Eskimo dog, the husky, and the malamute, developed for hauling sledges in various parts of the highest northern latitudes

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To sled dog mushers, he is a mini legend that simply needs no introduction.
The husky became an excellent sled dog, but it is shy of strangers.
The sled dog race has, in the past few years, adjusted for warmer weather and sprawl.
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