Learn about the wonderful sport of mushing
At Cobble Hill Kennel we compete at the highest level of dogsledding in races around North America. Mushing is a fun, safe, exhilarating, and competitive sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Sled dogs have been bred for this for thousands of years and there is nothing they enjoy more than chasing down a rival dog team on a new trail covered in fresh snow.
We mainly compete in sprint races over short distances, between 10 and 30 miles. We like to compete in the Open category, where racers can compete with as many dogs on their team as they want! For most New England races 12-14 dogs is enough, but Doug has been known to run with as many as 16 on one team. Races are most often run 2-3 days in a row on the same course, and the shortest overall time wins. Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on facebook and Instagram for race updates!