Looking for something new to try with your
Siberian Husky? Give sledding a go the dogs
absolutely love to run in harness and you'll have fun too.
What Breed of dogs can run in harness!
Any breed of dog can learn to run in harness, they must be sound & capable of doing the work. Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute, Samoyed, GSP, Pointer, German Shepherd and Golden Retriever to name a few, however there have been many rescues & cross breeds who have also excelled at this sport.
For more details please visit NSW Siberian Express website
What is sledding?
Sled Dog racing started in Australia around 20 years ago, sledding has become a very popular sport in Australia, where dog & musher work together making their way around the forest on dirt trails. For the 1 & 2 dog class mushers use scooters, for the 3,4,6 & 8 class mushers use 3 wheeled rigs. The dogs are highly trained, skilled athletes who learn specific commands to take left & right turns to make their way safely around the track.
There are different classes for different skill levels we have a Novice class for new comers, Touring class for non competitive dogs & novice mushers (this class for young dogs between 12 months & 18 months of age), Veteran class for dogs aged 7 & over, Open classes for 1,2,3,4,6 & 8 dogs, Pee Wee class for kids 7 & under & a Junior class for kids aged 8 & up. Just added to the sledding disciplines are Canicross for the more active mushers, the mushers wears a custom made canicross belt and they run through the forest with their dog/dogs and Bike-joring where a push bike is used instead of a scooter.