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IDWP CH Tuff of Cutdowns R.I.P. (Champ of
Dagger & Cleo of Cutdowns)
Owned & Trained By Greg
Tuff was a really great Weight Pull Dog. He currently holds the Irondog
We always try to raise the bar over here. Champ proved to us
he can produce
the ultimate working dog just like his father and grand
Tuff will live on through his offspring & his littermate sister
MY ALL TIME FAVORITE DAGGER PITBULL "BLADE OF
DAGGER" - CHANTICO & CHAMPS DAD
FIRE OF DAGGER (CHICA OF DAGGER FULL SISTER)
The next Generation Cutdowns Scarlett 2X Blade of
(Champ of Dagger & Chantico of Dagger)
Blade 2x Blade of Dagger
(Champ of Dagger & Chantico of Dagger)
Weight pulling is great for the competitive
spirit of American Pit Bull dogs. Several
Weight Pull organizations hold weight pulls open to pit
bulls. International Weight Pull Association (IWPA) &
Alliance (APA) allow ALL pit bulls ( rescue dogs, mixed breeds
and other animals without registration papers) to compete. The IDWP,
CKC, NCC, AAPA and the ADBA - American Dog Breeders Association all
offer weight pulls, but dogs must be registered with their
organization. In some they cannot even be spayed/neutered. ABKC is
starting up their Weight Pull events at bully shows.
DOG WEIGHT PULL (IDWP)Weight
Pull 16ft.- Maybe done with a sled, cart or a rail system. Each dog is
given 5 turns in a row with the cart or sled. There is 60 second time
limit for each of the 5 pulls. One foul or tangle is allowedper pull.
Baiting is allowed with nonliving food or protection equipment. Handler
may stand anywhere on the pull track but may not touch the dog. Leashes
are not allowed. In the event of a tie,the fastest pull wins. There is
a minimum permissible increment of 25 pounds for a sled and 250 pounds
for a cart.The judge may increase the minimum increment within reason,
but he may not decrease it. Handlers will tell the judge and his
assistants how much weight to put on the sled or cart for each pull,
but must abide by the minimum increment standard. The weight added to
the sled or cart must go from lighter to heavier. Each turn the dog
takes with the sled or cart must be heavier than the previous turn.
Increases in weight must either be in 25 pound increments or multiples
of 25 for a sled. For a cart the increments must be 250 pound or
multiples of 250.
PROCEDURE OF THE WEIGHT PULL EVENT
Each dog shall be required to pull a loaded sled/ cart a measured sixteen (16) feet within 60
seconds. If the sled/cart is in continuous forward motion
the dog shall be allowed to complete the pull and the actual time
required to make the pull shall be recorded.
Handlers shall position the dog and proceed directly across the finish
line if calling or behind the front of the cart if driving without
stopping or hesitating; there shall not be any
communication or contact with the dog or equipment. Once the handler
has crossed the 16-foot line, they may not make contact with the dog,
pulling surface or equipment between the start and finish line. The
handler cannot touch the dog until the pull is complete.
Once the dog is in position in front of the sled/ cart no physical
handling of the dog will be allowed. The judge will direct the handler
to physically reposition the dog if there is a tangle or equipment
failure. The dog is considered to be in position when the handler moves
more than arms length away from the dog.
Only one handler is allowed to communicate with the dog, either with
hand signals and/or voice commands from the course area.
The handler shall be allowed to position his/her dog anywhere between
the wheels/runners in front of the sled/cart at the end of the extended
tug line. The dog shall be positioned with enough slack in the tug line
to prevent the dog from inadvertently moving the sled or
cart. There shall not be so much slack as to allow a sling shot start.
A defined stop in the forward motion of the dog must be achieved.
The handler may pass one or two turns but must pull on the third turn.
Once the dog is hooked up to the sled/cart the handler may not pass in
that round except as stated in Section 5 #13. (Dogs are no longer
required to pull the starting weight.)
Chief Judge shall recommend the
starting weight not to exceed the following:
Wt. Class Max Wt.
lb. 200 lbs 100 lb 700 lbs.
lb. 400 lbs 125 lb. 800 lbs.
lb. 500 lbs. 150 lb 800 lbs.
lb. 600 lbs. UNL 800 lbs.
weights are maximum starting weights. Each dog may enter any round at
or blow the max weight in that class. If poor pulling conditions exist,
the Chief Judge may adjust the starting weights lower to match the
Load increments shall be determined by the Chief Judge and a simple
majority of the handlers and shall be set prior to the beginning of the
class. (A load increment usually considered appropriate for the lower
classes is 40 to 50 lbs. For the larger classes it may be as much as
100 to 200 lbs. or more.) The Chief Judge shall recommend the load
increments to the handlers, considering the pulling conditions and the
welfare of the dogs. The selected increment for each class shall remain
consistent throughout the class.
The handler has the option of having the cart placed anywhere on the
starting line as long as the wheels are perpendicular to the start
line. The handler has the option to reposition the cart one time. No
test rolling of the cart shall be allowed.
The time will start once the handler is in the proper position and
instructs the dog to pull or the dog attempts or starts to pull.
When on snow the sled shall be broken in the following manner: There
shall be a break line 2 feet BEHIND the designated start line. The
front of the sled shall be positioned at the break line. The Chief
Judge shall then direct the following sequence: (1) The sled to be
positioned at the start line with the sled runners perpendicular to the
start line. (2) The pulling pad to be cleared of all sled marshals
(unless the handler requests assistance in hooking up the dog). (3) The
handler to leave the on deck circle, hook up the dog and the pull to
are called at the Chief Judge's discretion. A tangle shall be called by
the judge only if the dog or any of the equipment in use becomes
entangled. Deliberate tangles will be an immediate disqualification.
In the event of a tangle, at the judges discretion the timer will stop
the clock and the handler must realign the dog and harness before the
pull is resumed. Two tangles on the same round will constitute the dogs
removal from the competition.
If the sled/cart becomes stuck on a barrier of the pulling pad it shall
be considered a tangle. The clock would be stopped and the sled/cart
would then be freed of the barrier at the point of which it was stuck.
The dog would be allowed to continue the pull with the remaining time
left on the clock. Two tangles on the barrier on the same round shall
constitute the dog's removal from the competition.
If any part of the harness or other equipment breaks, the handler shall
have 60 seconds to repeat the pull after repairs. He/She may choose to
accept this interrupted pull as a pass.
Whips, noisemakers, muzzles, pinch collars, or related aids shall not
be permitted at any time during an IWPA event.
items while the dog is in
pulling shut is considered baiting. No
food, treats or bait/baiting shall be used from the time
the dogs class begins until the dog is eliminated from competition and
removed from the pull area. Handlers shall not have food or bait on
their person during the competition.
No dogs, including those not entered in competition shall be allowed in
the area ahead of the starting line, except the dog that is pulling.
There shall be a marked "on deck" area behind, but near the starting
end of the pull chute. This marked area shall house only the next dog
The dog pulling the most weight in its class is declared the winner.
Each successive dog pulling a lower weight is placed second, third,
etc. If two or more dogs pull the same weight the required distance and
can pull no more weight the full distance, the winner is determined by
the fastest time in the previous pull.
The maximum number of dogs handled in a given weight class by one
handler shall be limited to no more than three (3) dogs
per weight class.
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