Download here the rules of the endurance test for the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog (italian)
Download here the rules of the italian endurance test for the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog
RESISTANCE TEST REGULATION FOR THE CZECHOSLOVAK WOLF DOG
DISTANCE: 40 KM
Official Language Italian (IT)
approved by the ENCI Board of Directors on May 20, 2020
on the assent of the Central Technical Commission of 15 October 2019
The endurance test serves to demonstrate that the dog is able to sustain a physical effort of a certain degree, without showing excessive fatigue. The ability to pass the test effortlessly must be considered as a demonstration of good health and the presence of certain physical qualities, both aspects indispensable for using the dog in reproduction.
In addition to the ability to sustain a prolonged physical effort, through the endurance test it is also possible to check natural qualities such as toughness and temperament.
The organizing committee must request the schedule to be scheduled as per ENCI provisions. The test will be judged by Expert Judges qualified by ENCI and who have already judged endurance tests in Italy (ex: 20km S.A.S)
The Organization must ensure that, during the summer months, the test takes place in the early hours of the morning, making sure that the outside temperature does not possibly exceed 22 °. It is however forbidden to organize the endurance test in the months of July and August.
Dog registrations must be received in writing by the Test Manager at least eight days before the test. The registration fee will be established by the Czechoslovakian Wolf Dog Club, subject to approval by the ENCI.
At the time of registration the following data must be transmitted:
- name of the dog;
- registration number in an ENCI / FCI Register;
- gender, date of birth;
- name and address of the breeder and owner;
- veterinary medical certificate attesting the good health of the dog and dated no later than 30 days prior to the date of the test.
Participation in the endurance test is optional.
If, during the course of the race, a handler or a dog should suffer any physical damage, the Organizing Committee cannot be held responsible.
- Acceptance of Dogs
Dogs with a minimum age of 15 months and a maximum of 7 years can participate in the endurance test.
No more than twenty dogs may be presented to the same Judge on the same day; in case of a greater number of participants, it will be necessary to call a second Judge.
The veterinarian’s certificate, as a mandatory requirement for admission to the test, must certify the dog’s good health.
It is the handler’s responsibility to present well trained dogs in this event. Sick or not sufficiently robust dogs will not be admitted to the test, as well as bitches in heat, or pregnant and / or lactating dogs will not be admitted.
Participants must present themselves to the Judge with the dog on their feet, stating their name and that of the dog, showing the Qualification Booklet and the veterinary certificate of good health.
The task of the Judge and the Service Veterinarian is to check the documentation presented and that the dogs are in good shape. The expert Judge also identifies the subjects presented, by reading the microchip.
Dogs that show signs of fatigue at any time during the test will be immediately excluded.
The driver must behave correctly throughout the course of the test; infringements of the regulation may lead to immediate exclusion. In any case, every decision on the matter is up to the Judge, without any possibility of dispute.
No points or judgments are awarded that lead to the release of qualifications and rankings. The test can only be considered “Not Passed” or “Passed”.
The test must be carried out on mixed roads and paths, with the following characteristics: Minimum two thirds of the route on the natural surface (grass, wooded paths or fields). The same must be of the predetermined length with start and end in the same place
The part of the circular route where the handlers with dogs are overtaken must be at least 5 km long
The straight part of the route, where the participants overtake and meet, must be at least 10 km long.
CONDUCT OF THE RESISTANCE TEST
It consists of traveling 40 km. at a speed of 10-15 Km / h.
To successfully pass the test, the dog with the handler must make the 40 km route fulfilling the required conditions within the time limit of 4 hours
After 4 hours from the departure of the last participant, the judge DECLARES THE TEST FINISHED.
- Exercise of movement (Running)
The dog must proceed at a normal trot kept on a leash, near the bicycle.
- Equipment and conduction
The dog can be led by a maximum of two handlers.
The use of a choke collar is prohibited.
For the conduct of the dog it is mandatory to use amortized leashes. It is forbidden to attach the leash to the tow bars of the bicycle.
The use of any type of bicycle is allowed, even with pedal assistance.
In conducting a regular rhythm is recommended, avoiding too fast movements.
The leash must be kept loose enough to allow the dog to adapt to changes in speed.
The dog is allowed to pull lightly, while the dog is not allowed to lag too far behind the handler.
Every 10 km there is a 5 minute break for each competitor: in this period the Judge will stop the stopwatch and the service veterinarian will check the degree of fatigue and the condition of the fingertips; excessively fatigued dogs or dogs with injured fingertips will be immediately excluded from the test. At any time, however, the judge can stop the dog and exclude him from the test, if he considers that he is not in a position to continue.
Checkpoints are foreseen where stewards note the time achieved when each participant passes. The number of checkpoints depends on the shape and conditions of the route. Checkpoints must always be on curves and in places where further control is required.
The distance between the checkpoints cannot exceed 10 km
Along the entire route, at least every 5 km, there are watering points for dogs. It is the responsibility of the Organizing Committee to guarantee the availability of water according to the provisions of the Regulations.
The Organizing Committee will have to make available at least one car that can possibly carry dogs that can prove that they cannot continue in the race.
The test cannot be passed by those subjects who show little temperament and temper, who show themselves excessively fatigued, and who take longer than allowed to complete the test.
Those who pass the test with a positive outcome will be issued a certificate on forms provided by the ENCI.
Although not specified, the general rules of the General Regulations of Canine Events apply.