Rachael Colbath holds the leash as Pepperjack and Anchovy give a Laconia Middle School student a kiss after a presentation about sled dog racing on Wednesday at the school. (Michael Mortensen/Laconia Daily Sun) - Laconia, New Hampshire
Middle school students learn about dog sledding from local experts
Sled dog racing is in the blood of Brittany Colbath and her sister, Rachael.
Their uncle, Keith Bryar, was a prize-winning sled-dog racer, who also raised and trained sled dogs. Both sisters have been involved in sled-dog racing since childhood.
On Wednesday, students at Laconia Middle School heard firsthand about the sport of sled-dog racing, as well as the health, diet, and training of the dogs.