Age of dogs for Polardistans

Age of dogs for Polardistans

Polardistans as a competition is in line with the Swedish Polar Dog Club (SPHK) statutes which, among other things, means preserving and developing the specific characteristics of the races. The basic idea of ​​Polardistans is to test the ability of our registered polar dogs to work for a longer period of time, with the ability to test the dogs' polar features. Polardistans is also one of the most important tests when evaluating breeding animals and the results of the breeding we conducted.

At the beginning of the 2000s when Polardistans had gone a few times, it appeared that B dogs were slightly later developed in their body and often had injuries in the wrists and shoulders. Therefore, it was decided that the age would be raised to 24 months.

Qualifications / working test

This then followed when the working test were drafted. In order to test the ability of the dogs, the Swedish Kennel Club (SKK) has approved the working samples developed by SPHK's  dog breed clubs. In the working test rules it is stated that dogs who qualify for DP100 + and DP 250+ (km) must be at least 24 months on the competition day. This has been approved by the SKK Test and Competition Committee and can not be changed before the next revision, which will start in 2022. All dogs participating in Polardistans conduct in working tests and the rules for working tests stands higher then IFSS competition rules (according to the Swedish Kennel Club).

Dogs carrying out work tests are entered in the SKK Breeding Register, which everyone has access to. It is also a requirement to get a polar dog champion and show champion.


"3.4 Ålder på hund

Hund som deltar på DP10, DP20+ eller DP60 ska på första provdagen ha uppnått 18 månaders ålder. Vid DP100+ och DP250+ ska hunden ha uppnått 24 månaders ålder på första provdagen. Ingen övre åldersgräns finns." Meriteringsregler


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Anders Hörnlund
Chairman SPHK
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On race day(test day) the dogs will achieve this age:





Alaskan malamute

24 month

24 month

DP 100+
DP 250+

Greenland dog

24 month

24 month

DP 100+
DP 250+


24 month

24 month

DP 100+
DP 250+

Siberian husky

18 month

24 month





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