The 2nd European Championships on Summer Combined Competitions - June 22, 2003 (Minsk)SUMMER COMBINED COMPETITIONS - EXTREME SPORT

Kind of sport Summer combined competitions was born in 1967 in Leningrad (now St-Petersburg). Author of the conception of this kind is Maya Mashkova trainer of the Leningrad club of working dogs. When she worked on the first edition of rules, she set herself a target to unite work of a dog and physical training of a handler. Summer combined competitions became a kind of dogsport where a sportsman directs a dog on obstacles on high speed in process of running and it occurred earlier on 10 years than agility arose!

Summer combined competitions are wonderful sport and show. It includes following exercises:

  1. Sprint 100m. At first a dog and a sportsman run sprint 100 meters. A dog must run near a sportsman. If a dog go away from a sportsman more than 3 meters he/she receives penalties. If distance grows more than 15 meters between them, they are disqualified. A sportsman, who has time and penalties least of all is the best sportsman in this exercise.
  2. Course with obstacles. Then a sportsman and a dog run course with obstacles (300m). There are placed following obstacles on course: athletic barrier, wall(1,8m), stairs (height 3m), area of grenadethrowing, zone of crawling (10m), beam and trench (two platforms with gap 1,5m between each other). A dog and a sportsman (!) perform obstacles in process of running. A sportsman run, jumps and crawls and also throws three sport grenades in target. A sportsman, who has time and penalties least of all is the best sportsman in this exercise.
  3. Shooting and catching of a criminal. Then a sportsmen shoots of air rifle and has to hit five shooting marks (a dog is near him/her in any position: to sit, to lie or to stand). After shooting a sportsman turns around and directs a dog to catch a criminal, who is situated on a distance 60m. A dog has to attack a criminal and bite him 15 seconds.
Summer combined competitions are extreme kind of sports for real athletes. This kind demands endurance, courage and athletic training of a sportsman and work of a dog on a high level.

The first European Championship on Summer Combined Competitions was held in 2001 in Moscow (Russia). Two years later the 2nd European Championship will be held in Minsk (Byelorussia). We are sure this kind of dogsport will be raised on the world level in nearest future. USDAA plans to introduce summer combined competitions in the United States in November 2003. So this kind will be already developed on two continents of the Earth.

European Championship and European Youth Championship in Summer Combined Competitions 2003

European Open Championship and European Youth Championship in summer combined competitions will be held on the 21st-22nd of June 2003 in Minsk (Belarus).

a) Groups of sportsmen:

  • boys under 18 years old
  • girls under 18 years old
  • men more than 18 years old
  • women more than 18 years old
b) Number of sportsmen in each group from a country 6 sportsmen in each group.

c) National teams (one team from a country):
  • youth team 3 sportsmen from any youth group (on the best results in individual competitions)
  • mens team 3 sportsmen (on the best results in individual competitions)
  • womens team 3 sportsmen (on the best results in individual competitions)


Official rules
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National teams

National team of Belarus

National team of Russia

National team of Ukraine

Results of the Championships



Photos of the European Championship and Youth Championship 2003

Participants of the 2nd Championship and Youth Championship on Summer Combined Competitions 2003

The president of the IFCS Yuri Ostashenko opens the Championships
Opening ceremny
Participants are going
Opening ceremony

Sprint (100m)

Sprint (100m)

Sprint (100m)

Sprint (100m)

Sprint (100m)

Sprint (100m)

Sprint (100m)

Judges are working

Performing of the hurdle

Performing of the wall

Performing of the stairs



After the crawling

Performing the trench

Performing the beam


Catching of a "criminal"

Catching of a "criminal"

Winner in boys' division - Alexei Mikhailov (Russia)

Winner and prizrwinners in girls' division

Champions in women's division

Champion of Europe in men's division - Vitaly Romanchuk (Russia)

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