Sled dog European Championships

without snow they pull carts on wheels

Hungarion version

Last weekend not far from Gyor, Hungary the village called Venek whose name means elders hosted this year’s Cart European Championship of the dogsled association FISTC. Because there was no snow in the whole country, all the competitors had to roll in carts. The four, three, two wheeled vehicles were pulled by four-six-eight or even more dogs what was a really strange thing to see on the Hungarian fields. What makes these races really special is the excitement and enthusiasm seen on the dogs when they got released at the start (where they have to be held back until the final moment to avoid an early start) then they pull their owner for 9-16 kilometres along the track.

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Preparation for the big race

Dogs prepare for competition during the FISTC Dog Cart European Championships in Venek (about 136 km Norht-West of capital city Budapest), Hungary on November 22, 2014.

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In complete harmony

Dog licks the face of its owner during the FISTC Dog Cart European Championships in Venek (about 136 km Norht-West of capital city Budapest), Hungary on November 22, 2014.

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Can't wait for the start

Dogs prepare for competition during the FISTC Dog Cart European Championships in Venek (about 136 km Norht-West of capital city Budapest), Hungary on November 22, 2014.

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A hug calms down the tension

Competitor hugs a dog during the FISTC Dog Cart European Championships in Venek (about 136 km Norht-West of capital city Budapest), Hungary on November 22, 2014.

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At last it's start time

Participant and his dogs compete during the FISTC Dog Cart European Championships in Venek (about 136 km Norht-West of capital city Budapest), Hungary on November 22, 2014.

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Run faster

Dogs compete during the FISTC Dog Cart European Championships in Venek (about 136 km Norht-West of capital city Budapest), Hungary on November 22, 2014.

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A long run in the wilderness

Participant and his dogs compete during the FISTC Dog Cart European Championships in Venek (about 136 km Norht-West of capital city Budapest), Hungary on November 22, 2014.

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Reflections on the water

Participant competes during the FISTC Dog Cart European Championships in Venek (about 136 km Norht-West of capital city Budapest), Hungary on November 22, 2014.

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Under the tree

Participant competes during the FISTC Dog Cart European Championships in Venek (about 136 km Norht-West of capital city Budapest), Hungary on November 22, 2014.

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A hill can't stop them

Participant competes during the FISTC Dog Cart European Championships in Venek (about 136 km Norht-West of capital city Budapest), Hungary on November 22, 2014.

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With full throttle

Participant competes during the FISTC Dog Cart European Championships in Venek (about 136 km Norht-West of capital city Budapest), Hungary on November 22, 2014.

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Competition on the go

Participant competes during the FISTC Dog Cart European Championships in Venek (about 136 km Norht-West of capital city Budapest), Hungary on November 22, 2014.

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Through the field

Participant competes during the FISTC Dog Cart European Championships in Venek (about 136 km Norht-West of capital city Budapest), Hungary on November 22, 2014.

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An injured dog is carried on the cart

Competitor carries his injured dog in his sled during the FISTC Dog Cart European Championships in Venek (about 136 km Norht-West of capital city Budapest), Hungary on November 22, 2014.

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Competitor pets his dog on the cart

Competitor carries his injured dog in his sled during the FISTC Dog Cart European Championships in Venek (about 136 km Norht-West of capital city Budapest), Hungary on November 22, 2014.

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Closing to the finish line

Competitor rides her dogsled during the FISTC Dog Cart European Championships in Venek (about 136 km Norht-West of capital city Budapest), Hungary on November 22, 2014.

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After the competition

Participant leads her dogs during the FISTC Dog Cart European Championships in Venek (about 136 km Norht-West of capital city Budapest), Hungary on November 22, 2014.

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Girl feeds her dog after the rave

Girl in a dog shaped hat feeds her dog during the FISTC Dog Cart European Championships in Venek (about 136 km Norht-West of capital city Budapest), Hungary on November 22, 2014.

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Girl hugs her dog

Girl in a dog shaped hat hugs her dog during the FISTC Dog Cart European Championships in Venek (about 136 km Norht-West of capital city Budapest), Hungary on November 22, 2014.

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A nap after the race

Dog attends the FISTC Dog Cart European Championships in Venek (about 136 km Norht-West of capital city Budapest), Hungary on November 22, 2014.

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