Carting and Drafting Listings

The terms carting and drafting tend to be used interchangeably and refer to dogs pulling carts, wagons, sleds, or travois for the purpose of hauling a wide variety of items, materials, loads, freight, and supplies. Many large dog breeds were bred for such work, and were typically used in rural areas and on farms. Carting typically refers more to a dog pulling a wheeled vehicle, while drafting more broadly refers to a dog pulling a cart, wagon, sled, log, etc. The dog sport of draft work seems to prefer drafting terminology. Dogs can compete in draft tests for draft titles. These tests largely evaluate how well dogs and handlers can maneuver whatever is being pulled. While the Canadian Kennel Club offers draft work titles; draft titles, along with other working certificates, are generally offered by breed parent clubs. For draft work, these include: the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America, the Newfoundland Club of America, The American Rottweiler Club, the Collie Club of America, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club of America, the Great Pyrenees Club of America, the Saint Bernard Club of America, the American Bullmastiff Club of America, the Mastiff Club of America, the American Bouvier des Flandres Club, and the Leonberger Club of America. However, draft work can be performed by almost any breed, assuming that the size of the draft equipment and the weight to be pulled are in proportion to the size and strength of the dog. Some breed clubs offer draft titles to all breeds.

 

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CANADIAN KENNEL CLUB (CKC)

For more information, contact the CKC at http://www.ckc.ca; information@ckc.ca; 200 Ronson Drive, Suite 400, Etobicoke, Ontario M9W 5Z9; or (416) 675-5511.


Title Title Name Titling Requirements
DD Draft Dog Pass/fail. Requires one pass to attain a DD title. Each test is judged by three judges. To earn the title, all three judges must independently pass a dog. If two judges pass a dog and one does not, for example, a dog would only have to be passed by one judge at another test to earn the title.
DDX Draft Dog Excellent Pass/fail. Requires a DD and one pass in Draft Dog Excellent to attain a DDX title. Each test is judged by three judges. To earn the title, all three judges must independently pass a dog. If two judges pass a dog and one does not, for example, a dog would only have to be passed by one judge at another test to earn the title.
BDD Brace Draft Dog Pass/fail. Requires one pass in the same test by both dogs to attain a BDD title. Each test is judged by three judges. To earn the title, all three judges must independently pass both dogs. If two judges pass both dogs and one does not, for example, both dogs would only have to be passed by one judge at another test to earn the title.
BDDX Brace Draft Dog Excellent Pass/fail. Requires a BDD and one pass in the same test by both dogs to attain a BDDX title. Each test is judged by three judges. To earn the title, all three judges must independently pass both dogs. If two judges pass both dogs and one does not, for example, both dogs would only have to be passed by one judge at another test to earn the title.

 

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