This page has links to some information that we've found interesting or useful, most of which focuses on hiking with dogs. Click on the selections below (in bold) for more details.
Canine Hiking Clubs
Alaskan Malamute Club of America - The AMCA offers two packing titles for Alaskan Malamutes, the Working Pack Dog (WPD) and Working Pack Dog Excellent (WPDX) titles. American Working Collie Association Back-Packing Program - The AWCA offers Backpack Dog (BPD), Backpack Dog Excellent (BPDX), Backpacking Wilderness (BPW), and Backpacking Grand Wilderness (BPGW) titles for Collies. Alaskan Malamute HELP League - Offers titles to all breeds in the following areas: Sledding & Skijoring (WTD or WLD); Weight pulling (WWPD), and Backpacking (WPD) California Canine Hikers - Promotes hiking with dogs and offers weekly hikes in southern California (LA & Orange Counties) and an informative newsletter. Dog Scouts of America - A fun learning adventure for you and dogs of all breeds. Titles can be earned for backpacking: Pack Dog (PD), Pack Dog Excellent (PDX), and Utility Pack Dog (UPD). Harriman Park Hiking - This group is for those who enjoy hiking with dogs (or without) and walking in NY and NJ (in Harriman Park) and wish to arrange informal hikes with others. Regular Friday group hike, as well as lesser dog friendly hikes earlier in the week. K-9 Trailblazers - A dog hiking club located in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area . Hold monthly, leashed hikes on dog-friendly trails in the area. Samoyed Club of America - The SCA offers three working titles for Samoyeds: Working Samoyed (WS), Working Samoyed Excellent (WSX), and Master Working Samoyed (WSXM). Siberian Husky Club of America - Siberian Huskys in this program may earn two titles: Working Pack Dog (WPD) and Working Pack Dog Excellent (WPDX). Sierra Club K-9 Hiking - Basic information from the Sierra Club about hiking with dogs. Some chapters will allow dogs. Tahoe Trail Trekkers - Weekly evening 1-2 hour walks through October in North Lake Tahoe & Truckee, Northern California. Dogs welcome. Call (530) 546-3452 or (530) 583-8115 for specifics.
SAMFANS L - A forum for the information regarding the Samoyed, including general information about the breed, rescue, training, health issues specific to or common in the breed, conformation, obedience, mushing, therapy, agility, weight pull, packing and any other Samoyed activity.
Sleddog List - This is a list for people who are interested in dog sports including dog packing, skijoring, mushing, weight pulling, carting, pulk, and related activities.
Traildog List - This is a popular and active discussion list for people who hike and backpack with dogs. Topics include conditioning, dog packs, hiking trip journals and hiking areas open to dogs. Other threads include sledding and skijoring.
Working Sam L - This is a discussion group sponsored by the Organization for the Working Samoyed (OWS). The primary purpose of this list is to establish and maintain a healthy network of Samoyed owners who are actively working their dogs in any number of working venues.