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International Dog Sled Race in Saignelégier, Switzerland

For most of the day on Sunday we admired all the beautiful dogs that participated in the International Dog Sled Race that was held this past weekend in Saignelégier, Switzerland.

It is held each year but this year is the first time that we have visited the dog races.

We will definitely be back for next year’s races!

Happiness radiates from the faces of the dogs as they are racing.  They live for it!  

The very last photo is of a dog that cried and cried until it was her turn to race.  Her owner is shown trying to calm her. 

International Dog Sled Race in Saignelégier, Switzerland
International Dog Sled Race in Saignelégier, Switzerland

Please, click on the link below to see the rest of the photos. I promise it is worth the click!!!

International Dog Sled Race in Saignelégier, Switzerland
International Dog Sled Race in Saignelégier, Switzerland
International Dog Sled Race in Saignelégier, Switzerland
International Dog Sled Race in Saignelégier, Switzerland
International Dog Sled Race in Saignelégier, Switzerland
International Dog Sled Race in Saignelégier, Switzerland
International Dog Sled Race in Saignelégier, Switzerland
International Dog Sled Race in Saignelégier, Switzerland
International Dog Sled Race in Saignelégier, Switzerland
International Dog Sled Race in Saignelégier, Switzerland
International Dog Sled Race in Saignelégier, Switzerland
International Dog Sled Race in Saignelégier, Switzerland
International Dog Sled Race in Saignelégier, Switzerland
International Dog Sled Race in Saignelégier, Switzerland
International Dog Sled Race in Saignelégier, Switzerland
International Dog Sled Race in Saignelégier, Switzerland
International Dog Sled Race in Saignelégier, Switzerland
International Dog Sled Race in Saignelégier, Switzerland
International Dog Sled Race in Saignelégier, Switzerland
International Dog Sled Race in Saignelégier, Switzerland
International Dog Sled Race in Saignelégier, Switzerland
International Dog Sled Race in Saignelégier, Switzerland

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Sissi’s beautiful photos and post from her day spent at the dog sled race in Saignelélier.

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  • sissi January 26, 2009, 1:13 pm

    Thank you;-)

    Thank you so much for letting me know about this event. I went with my two boys and they loved it. The dogs were so beautiful, the sun was shining, the scenery was splendid, it was a perfect day.
    I’m sorry we missed you, we went quite early and walked near the track until we found a place with fewer people.
    I love your pictures of the different dogs, it looks like you stayed close to the “village”.

  • Pumpkin January 26, 2009, 3:50 pm

    I was looking for you guys too.
    We actually took a walk to Muriaux and back. But, I will post those pics later this week. It was such a beautiful day and so easy to walk on the snow we didn’t want to let the opportunity for a semi good walk pass. :)

    We got there around 10am but didn’t leave until after 3pm.

  • Susan January 28, 2009, 6:33 am

    Thanks for this post – you did a wonderful job photographing these beautiful dogs. And what a perfect day for it. My home-state in the U.S. is Alaska – and I grew up going to a special International Sled Dog Racing event each year in my hometown of Anchorage – which takes place in February. I have to admit, looking at the photos made me a wee bit homesick! Thanks for blogging.

  • Pumpkin January 28, 2009, 7:07 pm

    Susan,
    We will be going each year from now on. The only problem is that the last two or three years were cancelled because of lack of snow. We were afraid it would be cancelled this year because of all the rain on top of the snow but in the end we got a good blanket of snow on top of it all and the race events continued as planned.

    Thank you for your comment!

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