GB TEAM FOR IFSS EUROPEAN CHAMPS 2018

GB TEAM FOR IFSS EUROPEAN CHAMPS 2018

We know some of the team can’t make it now, but we wish everyone and their dogs the very best of luck.

Hope you all have an awesome time.

 

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When the going gets tough……the UK9 Kids get going

When the going gets tough……the UK9 Kids get going

Last weekend saw the opening SDAS race of the season. Sherwood Forest came alive to the sounds of dogs howling and teams came from far and wide to compete for the honours. 

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ROAD TRIPPING WITH THE G MAN

ROAD TRIPPING WITH THE G MAN

Firstly lets just take the time to reflect on how big Germany is….it’s massive and driving from one side to the other seems to take forever on the longest , straightest motorway in history. Luckily I had Gareth to regale me with his never ending views on Brexit, a word to the wise do not even mention the ‘B’ word to G, you will live to regret it!

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Brainstorming with BSSF

Brainstorming with BSSF

Jenn Davis, our Child Welfare officer, attended the BSSF Fact Finding Meeting on Sunday 14th October.  Here are her notes from the meeting:

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What is the BSSF

What is the BSSF

What is the BSSF?

The British Sleddog Sports Federation is the governing body for these activities within the UK. It was set up several years ago essentially to deal with entries for those wanting to race abroad internationally. If you wanted to race for Team GB at a sanctioned International Championship then BSSF will have to select you and deal with your entry. It also brings together Nordic and Open breeds as well as all other organisations under one federation. Historically SDAS (Sleddog Association of Scotland) held the position within IFSS, but handed this over as a good will gesture to help the new federation on its’ way.

 

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Sled Dog Race Classes Explained

Sled Dog Race Classes Explained

You know how it is, you want to enter a running race with your dog but which class do you choose? Entering DR6 because you want to do "Dog Running 6 Miles" could end you in a whole lot of trouble!

We have put together a list of the race classes run by most organisations/clubs so you don't end up chasing a 6 dog husky team with your Jack Russell attached to you by a belt.

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Our guys at the ICF

Our guys at the ICF

UK9's very own Chantelle Goddard Jones and Gareth Bowyer are at the ICF World Championships. We managed to catch up with them as they were taking a little trip to check out the local area.

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Mushing Terminology

Mushing Terminology

If you are new or a beginner in dog sports some of the terminology used can be quite confusing. We have compiled a list of the most common lingo you will hear at a race.

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Sled Dog Race Markers

Sled Dog Race Markers

An explanation of the Trail Markers used in a sled dog race.

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Sled Dog Team Formation Terminology

Sled Dog Team Formation Terminology

When hooking up a large sled dog team, it is important to know what everything is called even if you're just handling.

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Have your say with the BSSF

Have your say with the BSSF

Your chance to have a say in the future development of the BSSF.......
We will be attending a meeting for ways to improve and move the BSSF forwards. We need your views, ideas, good or bad!
Please comment or pm/ email if you would prefer.
Change can only happen if we get involved. We look forward to hearing from you 

 

To have your say visit this post on facebook

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What's new

What's new

All the team have been working very hard throughout the summer increasing  distance and technicality of our trails. We now have an extra 4 trails for the 2018/19 with more still in construction. One of which is to include a wooden bridge , similar to what you find at Eagle Brae (Scotland) , so you can train your team for all eventualities.

We are also planning to add a few jumps etc along our longest trail for mtb and scooter technique training.

 

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SWEDEN  SVEG 2018  2ND – 12TH MARCH 2018 BY HOLLY GIBSON

SWEDEN SVEG 2018 2ND – 12TH MARCH 2018 BY HOLLY GIBSON

SWEDEN

SVEG 2018

2ND – 12TH MARCH 2018


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