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 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.
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