Table of contents:
- A. Requirements for Competitors
- B. Weight categories (classes):
- B. Order of Competition
- D. Competition Procedure
Video: Regulations For Coastal Drag Dog Competitions
1. Competitions are headed by the Chief Arbiter. The chief arbiter monitors each stage of the competition. He makes the final decision on all controversial issues before, during and after the competition. The I Chief Arbiter has the right to disqualify a dog or a handler for non-compliance with the rules or unsportsmanlike behavior before, during and after the competition. The arbiter monitors the condition of the surface of the working area and makes a decision on its restoration (leveling).
2. The organizer of the competition is responsible for the conduct of the competition, the readiness of the equipment, the distance in accordance with the rules.
3. The ring steward is responsible for the safety and proper loading of the platform, positioning it on the start line, harnessing the dogs, maintaining the direction of movement of the load.
4. The second keeps track of the time of each drag and reports it to the secretary.
5. The scorer will record the weight and time of each drag on a special card. (The second and the scorer must be supervised by the head arbiter).
A. Requirements for Competitors
1. All participants in the competition must be either members of the AVRS CMC "Zoohobby" or temporarily registered (ie, registered only to participate in specific competitions, without having a membership in the AVRS CMC "Zoohobby"). The latter participate in the distribution of points, but they do not receive points. Dogs competing for points must be club members.
3. Dogs from 1 to 12 years old, in good physical shape, are allowed to compete. The chief arbiter has the right to remove the dog from the competition if its physical condition is, but in the opinion of the arbiter such that the dog will be in danger of exhaustion.
4. Dogs participating in competitions must be immunized against diseases transmitted by contact. The use of stimulants or depressants is prohibited.
5. Pregnant bitches are not allowed to compete, as well as bitches during the pause period.
6. For safety and to prevent injury, dogs should only move load in a harness specially designed for towing. The arbiter may, at his discretion, prohibit the use of a harness that is not suitable for full towing.
7. All participants must complete and sign the registration form in the prescribed form.
8. All competitors are responsible for the behavior of their dogs before, during and after the competition. Unmanaged dogs are not allowed to compete.
9. Disrespectful behavior of the handler towards animals, officials, spectators will result in disciplinary censure or disqualification. Rude or inhumane treatment of the dog will result in the handler's disqualification.
10. All dogs during the competition must be on a short leash under the control of their owners, except when the dog is strapped to a platform with a load in the working area. All participants are responsible for keeping their dog clean and clean.
B. Weight categories (classes):
1. S - super light - dogs weighing up to 9 kg.
2. A - all dogs weighing from 9 to 17 kg (inclusive).
3. B - all dogs weighing between 18 and 26 kg.
4.C - all dogs weighing from 27 to 35 kg.
5. D - 45 kg - all dogs weighing from 36 to 44 kg.
6. E - 54 kg - all dogs weighing from 45 to 53 kg.
7. F - Not limited - all dogs weighing 54 kg or more.
When registering, the weight of the dog is rounded down. (For example: a 35.8 kg dog is registered with 35 kg.)
B. Order of Competition
1. Each competing dog must be weighed before the competition. Weigh-in must be carried out in the presence of the chief arbiter no earlier than 24 hours before the competition. When weighing the dog, only a standard collar should be worn.
2. The club organizing the competition determines the order of participation of the classes. It can be either a mixed order: class by class after each round. or each class separately.
3. The winning dog in its weight category does not compete with the heavier category dogs. However, in any case, the winning dog is given the opportunity to make as many attempts as it takes to establish a record weight. During the establishment of the record, the weight after each attempt is added in the amount established in the competition, or more.
4. Determination of the record of the day, counting the points of the participants, issuing diplomas and awarding the winners at the end of all rounds in all weight categories.
D. Competition Procedure
1. Each competing dog must move the platform with the weight 4.8 m within 60 seconds. The dog is given the opportunity to walk the entire distance, while the time spent is recorded.
2. a) When dragging the load, the handler must be in the working area. Neither the handler nor anyone else should touch the dog, its equipment, load, while the dog is moving from the start to the finish line and until the front wheels of the platform cross the finish line.
a2) * It is allowed for a dog to walk a distance on a leash. In this case, the leash should be in a sagging state all the time. Snatching with a leash or pulling it by a handler is penalized by disqualification of the participant.
b) The dog is considered ready to start after the handler has moved 1 m away from it. The Chief Arbiter may instruct the handler to change the position of the dog after the start if the dog deviates from the direction of travel, or a false start was made, or there was a problem with the equipment.
c) One handler is allowed in the working area after the start. Before the start, while the dog is harnessing the platform, the handler can attract helpers.
d) The handler must position the dog in the direction of travel anywhere in front of the platform wheels on the starting line. The dog should be positioned so that the harness is not too taut to avoid premature movement of the load. At the same time, the harness should not sag too much so that the dog does not make a sharp jerk during the start.
3. The handler can, if desired, skip one or two rounds in a row. However, if the dog is already harnessed to the platform, he can no longer refuse the attempt, except in the case specified in paragraph D.11.
4. Starting weight must not exceed *:
In categories less than 18 kg - 90 kg
In category less than 27 kg - 180 kg
In category less than 36 kg - 200 kg
In category less than 45 kg - 225 kg
In category less than 54 kg - 250 kg
B categories over 54 kg - 270 kg.
The weight shown is the maximum starting weight. The Chief Arbiter, at his discretion, may assign a lower starting weight.