What is Weight Pull?
Weight pulling is a dog sport involving a dog pulling a cart or sled loaded with weight a short distance across dirt/gravel, grass, carpet, or snow. It is a modern adaptation of freighting, in which dogs were used as freight animals to move cargo. Many breeds participate in this sport, with dogs being separated into classes by weight. Sled dog and bull breeds excel within their respective weight classes, having been historically bred to pull sleds and carts as working dogs, respectively.
15 to < 27kg Class
Weight increments increase by no less than 20kg and no more than 100kg each time.
Collar & Lead
Natural ~ Grass, Sand or other naturally occuring material
What do I do?
Upon arrival to the grounds, check in with the Officials, if you have a female, she will need to be vetted to ensure she is not in season. Your dog will be weighed for it’s competition class on the day. When your number is called, you will report to the chute and connect your dog to the trolley, Once connected, you will walk to the end of the chute or to behind the trolley off to one side and use only voice commands to encourage your dog to pull. Your dog has 60 seconds to start moving the trolley. The rounds will continue until all dogs have failed or withdrawn from the competition.
Working Weight Pull Dog Title (WWPD)
4 Qualifying Certificates
Working Weight Pull Dog Excellent Title (WWPDX)
8 Qualifying Certificates
All dogs must be over 18mths of age
* Jumping/Bouncing – A dog may be disqualified from a pull at the Weightpull Marshall’s discretion after 1 warning where the dog jumping with all four feet off the ground in an effort to move the trolley.