Musherlanguage

Technical Terms

Musher the driver of the team
Doghandler the helper of the musher who takes care of the dogs and helps with the start
Stake Out dedicated space for sled dogs
Trail präparierte Strecke, auf der das Rennen gefahren wird
Water prepared circuit on which the race is held

 

Description of the dogs in the team from front to sled

Lead Dogs Dogs that run as single or pair at the top of the team and implement the commands of the musher
Point Dogs Dogs behind the lead dogs
Swing Dogs Dogs behind the Point Dogs
Team Dogs In general dogs in the team
Wheel Dogs Mostly powerful dogs running directly in front of the sled

 

Commands

Go Start command for the dogs
Gee Command to go to the right
Haw Command to go to the left
Easy Command to slow down the speed
Stop Command to stop equipment

 

Equipment

dragline Complete line with which the dogs pull the sled
Central line
Main line, onto which the dogs are coupled to the left and to the right
Neckline short connecting line at the collar of the dogs
Tugline Libne, which transfers the pulling force from the end of the harness of the dog to the central line
Harness with neoprene padded chest harness that optimally distributes the pulling force
Booties Protective shoes for the paws to protect them from injuries due to snow/terrain conditions

 

Equipment of the sled

Brush-Bow arched front of the sled to protect the dogs from injuries
Handle-Bar perpendicularly upright arch, to which the musher can staedy himself during the course
Ancre a metal claw which helps the musher to stop and secure his team at the end of the day, or under way, without the help of others, by digging deeper into the snow
Transport bag
a sack on the sledge. in which an injured or exhausted dog can be safely transported to the destination or control station. For long-distance races (for example, Iditarod, Yukon Quest), the bag is larger and serves to carry the luggage and food

 

Off Snow Disciplines

Canicross Musher and dog are connected through a rope with shock absorbers (waist belt in humans, pulling harness in the dog), both run.
Bikejöring 1 dog is connected by means of a shock absorber line with an off-road bike or directly with the cyclist on a waist belt. The dog must always be in front of the frontwheel so that the driver must adapt to his / her walking partner.
Scooter Entry into the team with teams consisting of 2 dogs. Dogs and scooters are connected to each other via a jerk rope; whereby the man is supported by his presence team depending on the category, different dogs are paired in pairs in front of a trolley, connected by the cable. The musher is standing in the car and gives the commandos to the lead dogs
Team Depending on the categor dogs of a different race are paired in front of the musher, they are connected by the tugline. The musher is on the car giving commands to the lead dogs.

 

On Snow Disciplines

Skijöring Musher and dog are connected by a rope with shock absorbers (waist belt for Musher, pulling harness for the dog) the musher runs on cross-country skis behind the team of dogs.
Team Depending on the categor dogs of a different race are paired in front of the musher, they are connected by the tugline. The musher is on the sleigh giving commands to the lead dogs.

 

 

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