The Siberian Husky Club of Northern Ireland.
SLED DOG SPORTS CLUB
The Siberian Husky Club of Northern Ireland was formed in 2010. The aim of the club is to promote responsible ownership and life long commitment to our dogs. Most of our members own Siberian Huskies or Alaskan Malamutes however we are open to all breeds. We encourage our members to enjoy fresh air and exercise, "a tired dog is a happy dog".
Huskies are an active, energetic and resilient breed whose ancestors came from the extremely cold and harsh environment of the Siberian Artic. These dogs were bred by the Chukchi of Northern Asia to pull heavy loads long distances through difficult conditions, they are a working dog and will become bored and destructive without sufficient exercise.
Our members meet throughout the year for walks, fun days and Dry Land Mushing. We offer each other support, share information and advice on providing our dogs with the best care.
The club now promotes Dry Land Mushing as a recreational and competitive sport, which involves high energy dogs such as Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, Alaskan Hounds, Red Setters, German Pointers and many other breeds pulling rigs, scooters or bicycles.
We held our first Dry Land Mushing rally on Sunday 11th of November 2012 at Castle Ward. The club had the full support of Castle Ward Management team (National Trust) and the event was a great success. Since then we have grown from strength to strength and now host Dryland Mushing Races every winter in Castle Caldwell forest Co Fermanagh and Gosford Forest Park, Co Armagh. If you are interested in taking part in our events or have ideas you wish to share then please get in touch with any of the club's committee officers.