The First World Dog Puller Championship was held on 07 October in Prague (Czech Republic). 70 sportsmen from South Korea, Ukraine, Portugal, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech, and Russia took part in World Championship. Eight referees from Ukraine, Czech Republic, Portugal, and Japan participated in the event.
Participants competed in the two main disciplines — PULLER RUNNING and PULLER JUMPING.
According to Dog Puller’s rules, all participants were divided into such categories:
- MINI — maximum shoulder height 45 cm;
- MAXI — shoulder height over 45 cm;
- HIGH DRIVE — border collies, Australian shepherds, kelpies, Belgian shepherds and their mixes;
- BULL — bull breeds and their mixes.
Sportsmen from Ukraine, the Czech Republic have got first places in PULLER RUNNING discipline. Sportsmen from Russia, South Korea and the Czech Republic became winners in the PULLER JUMPING.
Two world records were set at the World Championship — in the PULLER RUNNING, the category HIGH DRIVE — Jan Straka (Czech Republic) and the border collie Axios and in the PULLER JUMPING, the category HIGH DRIVE — Margarita Herman (Russia) with Border Collie Ivy.
According to the results in two disciplines, sportsmen from South Korea, Ukraine and the Czech Republic got the title of Multi Champions. Ukrainian team became the World Champion of Dog Puller.
International Federation Dog Puller, Rebel Dog and COLLAR Company are organizers; PURINA Pro Plan is the main sponsor of the First World Dog Puller Championship.
The main information about Dog Puller you could find here https://dogpuller.com/.