TITLES FOR SEPPALA SLED DOGS

Four titles will be acknowledged:

OSD    for OutstandingSled Dog
 LD       
for OutstandingLead Dog
 XSD    
for Extraordinary Sled Dog
 XLD    
for Extraordinary Lead Dog

XLD 
will supercede the others, OSD will be superceded by the others, and XSD and LD can be held simultaneously.

The L-titles require that the dog be a primary leader in at least half the races supporting his title.

Titles will be awarded by the Continental Kennel Club as recommended by a committee of the Breed Club who will accept nominations for titles only in accordance with the following rules:

(1) The annual Crown winner in 12+ class can select up to 4 dogs for OSD or LD titles with no more than 2 designated LD.  The second place team can select up to 2 dogs with no more than one designated LD, and the third place team can select 1 dog for an OSD title.

(2) The annual Crown winner in 6-10 dog can select up to 2 dogs for OSD or LD titles with no more than 1 designated LD, and the second place team can select 1 dog for an SD title.

(3) Anyone can apply for OSD or LD titles provided that the dog has competed  in 7 CKC-sanctioned races on a team that finishes within 120% of the winner’s time.  The LD title will apply only if the dog was a primary leader in at least 4 of the races.

(4) Anyone can apply for XSD or XLD titles provided that the dog has competed in 7 CKC-sanctioned races, of which at least 4 must be from the 12+ dog class, on a team that finishes within 110% of the winner’s time.  The XLD title will apply only if the dog was a primary leader in at least 4 of the races with at least 2 of these in the 12+ class..

(5) Effective until January 1, 2005, anyone can nominate for any title any Siberian Husky posthumously who was an ancestor of a Founder and had a distinguished  racing record.

A sanctioned race is any race open to all Crown teams, advertised nationally, satisfying the trail-rest requirements in the Crown and with at least 4 entries.