On your barks, get set, go! Husky rally comes to Aviemore this weekend

Huskies wait for practice at a forest course ahead of the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

The Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain will be running the 34th Aviemore Sled Dog Rally this weekend.

250 mushers and over 1,000 dogs will descend upon the forests around Aviemore for the huge event.

The race is run on forest trails around the stunning Loch Morlich, framed by the impressive Cairngorm mountains.

There are eight adult classes and two children’s classes and mushers taking part will range from just 8 years old to over 60.  Along with the Siberian Huskies, race dogs include Alaskan Malamutes, Samoyeds, Greenland Dogs and Canadian Eskimo Dogs.

If there’s a snow no-show, the races will still go on as mushers will use a three-wheeled rig that looks like a tricycle without a seat.

Think you’d like to come along and watch the action? Have a look below at some pooches getting into practice.

FESHIEBRIDGE, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 24: Mushers and their huskies practice at a forest course ahead of the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally on January 24, 2016 in Feshiebridge, Scotland. Huskies and sledders prepare ahead of the Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain 34th race taking place at Loch Morlich this weekend near Aviemore.Ê (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Mushers and their huskies practice at a forest course ahead of the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally in Feshiebridge (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
FESHIEBRIDGE, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 24: Mushers and their huskies practice at a forest course ahead of the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally on January 24, 2016 in Feshiebridge, Scotland. Huskies and sledders prepare ahead of the Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain 34th race taking place at Loch Morlich this weekend near Aviemore.Ê (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Huskies and sledders prepare ahead of the Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain 34th race taking place at Loch Morlich this weekend near Aviemore. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Kirsty Munday hugs her huskie during practice at a forest course ahead of the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally on January 24, 2016 in Feshiebridge, Scotland. Huskies and sledders prepare ahead of the Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain 34th race taking place at Loch Morlich this weekend near Aviemore. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Kirsty Munday hugs her husky during practice at a forest course ahead of the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally  (Photo by (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

The rally starts at 9.15am on both days. For more info head to siberianhuskyclub.org.uk

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