Endurance Test - 2006 held on 25 June
in both Canberra and Alice Springs
|Our dogs in Canberra were
Keelinga Spot O Tea ET
Sibertac Heat Seeker ET
Sibaska Sekenes Scandal ET
Ch Krisaido Outlaw Starr ET
|Lois Shambrook took her Siberian Huskies to Alice Springs
for the Endurance Test - held on the same day
Mikulov Southern Star ET
Champion Mikulov Northern Lights ET
Lined up at the start - Stoli, Teza and Porsha
The group disappearing into the fog just before they started to ride
As the fog lifted the group of dogs strung out on a grassed part of the track after settling in to their stride
Monty - Sibaska Sekenes Scandal - showing that this mature dog can keep up with the youngsters
(dogs aged between 2 years and 8 years dare eligible for the Endurance Test)
|With fog as a backdrop, Richard and Monty took their places at the start of the second lap (after having done 8 kilometres and taken a 15 minute break)|
Hitting their straps after 10 kilometres
Still going strong - and so enjoying the run
The final kilometre - still moving free and easy
However, Monty enjoyed a rest afterwards - he had earned it!
One final Vet Check - and the Endurance Title was his!
Porsha - Sibertac Heat Seeker - helped David Gock with the bike ride part of the ET
|It was a cold and foggy morning when they started out on the ride.|
|Mara handled each of the dogs through a short and basic
obedience test before and after the 20 kilometre run.
Here with a very attentive Porsha
The aim of this test was to show that each dog performed at about the same level of co-operation and work before and after doing all that running.
|Richard and Mara with Teza and Porsha in one of the breaks
between bike riding legs. There was a 15 minute then a 20 minute break
during which the dogs were vetted again for heart rate, temperature and foot
The riders took the opportunity to recover a bit as well.
Teza - Keelinga Spot O Tea - looking good whatever way you spot her
|Here followed by Stoli
|Is it time to stop yet?
I don't think so!
Teza and Stoli made it look easy as they strode out smoothly
|Teza put up with the Vet's prodding and poking and was
pronounced "fighting fit"
Stoli - Ch Krisaido Outlaw Starr
The only picture taken of her was so out of character
She was lying down and resting!
What was she thinking?
It takes a group to get these dogs through the Endurance Test each year
and we are thankful for the help of all of you you joined us that morning.
You made an enjoyable time more memorable.