What is Sled Dog Racing?

What is Sled Dog Racing?

Sled Dog Racing is a winter sport where a highly trained team of dogs pulls ahead of a dog sled over snow or ice, by means of harnesses and lines. Races are regulated by different associations depending on the country: in the United States and Canada the ISDRA (International Sled Dog Racing Association), in Europe the ESDRA (European Sled Dog Racing Association) and the IFSS (International Federation of Sleddog Sports) sanctions World Cup races all over the world, as well as a world championship race every two years.

Neewa specializes in sled dog racing equipment and designs much of its gear in collaboration with professional mushers, such as Fabrizio Lovati, Rinaldo Marioli, Patrick and Jason Mackey, veterans of Iditarod and Polardistans.

What is a sled dog harness?

Sled harnesses are among the most popular sled dog gear available on the market. These special harnesses are made for large breed dogs, more specifically wolf-shaped dogs that are active in extreme sports.

What do you use sled dog harnesses for?

For most buyers, the sled harnesses are used for training their large breed dogs to run in winter sports like sled dog racing. They are also ideal for any pulling activities like dog sledding, canicross, skijoring, bikejoring, and dog trekking.

What makes sled dog harnesses different from regular dog harnesses?

Regular dog harnesses are made for your everyday, average dog. Our sled dog harnesses are made for anything but a typical dog. These special harnesses are specifically designed to withstand extreme pressure that accompanies the pulling from large breed dogs like Siberian Huskies or Alaskan Malamutes during extreme sports like sled dog racing, in the extreme temperatures of Alaska and Northern Canada.

How do I select the right sled dog harness?

If you are shopping for the right dog sled harness, you will want to measure your large breed for an accurate fit. The worst thing is for you to purchase a harness that is too small for your dog. Not only would that be extremely uncomfortable for your dog, but it would also affect their performance. If your dog is between sizes, it is recommended that you size up for the best sled dog harness fit.

Neewa Dogs is the place to shop if you need sled dog harnesses or any other sled dog gear. We carry a wide variety of sledding harnesses and other sled gear that will help you fully enjoy those extreme sports with your furry friend.

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