On Saturday, Nov 17, the Blue Hills Reservation hosted a Dog Sled Fun Run along with the Yankee Siberian Huskey Club and Boston Snow Dogs who were on hand doing demonstrations.
Owners on their bicycles and their dogs harnessed to run in front of their owners bikes raced around Houghtons Pond.
The Yankee Siberian Huskey Club is the oldest Siberian Husky Club in America. Every other month the club meets in the Old Town Center Building in Bedford, Massachusetts. Some of the events that this club sponsors are an AKC specialty show and an AKC match, a few dog sled races including the well known Sandwich Notch 60 along with a working day where inexperienced dogs can team up with an experienced dog sled team.
The Boston Snow Dogs is a group that was founded in July 2006 and established as a playgroup and amateur team to help intoruduce owners and their dogs to Urban Mushing with a Scooter, bike or ATV. It is very similar to mushing which is done in the snow using a dog sled or cross country skis. Snow Dogs and their owners enjoy activities together and emphasize canine sports. Anything dog friendly like hikes, walks, community events, organized runs, special classes, dog park get togethers and volunteer work are a few of the activities the Boston Snow Dogs do as group. Please visit their websites: http://www.meetup.com/BOSTONSNOWDOGS/ or hhttp://www.youtube.com/BOSTONSNOWDOGS.
Siberians, Samoyed and Malamute are all breeds directly descended from the original 'sled dog.'
Here are some photos from the event held on Saturday at the Blue Hills Reservation, Houghtons Pond.