The Pennsylvania Sled Dog Club was founded in 1971 with the express purpose "to conduct sled dog races, and to promote the safe and humane racing, driving and training of sled dogs."
Today the club has over 150 members from Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Delaware, Virginia, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, New Jersey and Alaska. Classes at club races range from the International Sled Dog Racing Association's Sanctioned classes right down to the Pee Wee classes. Sportsman classes for beginning and recreational mushers are also popular. We also feature pure bred classes. Many club members compete in weight pulls sanctioned by IWPA.
The Pennsylvania Sled Dog Club has been a member club and a strong supporter of the International Sled Dog Racing Association (ISDRA) for over twenty years. Club events are run under ISDRA rules and many club events apply for not only ISDRA but also IFSS sanctioning.
Recreational teams, rig races, weight pullers, officials, juniors, and professional sprint racers: these are the many faces of the Pennsylvania Sled Dog Club. Such diversity, bonded together by a shared love of the dogs and sled dog sports, is the core and strength of the Pennsylvania Sled Dog Club.