Scotty Allan built a reputation for himself as one of the greatest mushers of his day, and here, in his own words, he tells the story of his faith in sleigh dogs.
You have to love the over-the-top machismo it starts with: "'How does it feel to face death?' I don't know why that questions always makes me want to laugh.'"
He goes on to explain how he'd much rather have a dog at his side than a human when he hears "the voice of death on a biting cold afternoon."
From the article "Scotty Allan--Master of the Frozen Trails."