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§ 4   Basic Principles


WSA and its members are encouraged to adhere to the following basic principles:  


  1. Sled dog races according to the statutes of the WSA are only to be held                  with pedigree sled dogs in accordance with F.C.I. rules and regulations      .
  2.  The fundamental principles of amateur sport and fair play have to be observed and adhered to at all times.
  3. WSA and its members guarantee to observe the rules of international federations for the prevention of maltreatment of animals.
  4. The following grades and categories are fixed for reasons of sport specific registration:

Category 1 = Siberian Husky

Category 2 = Alaskan Malamute, Greenlandhound, Samoyede

Grades =  UL, 8,6,4,2, SM, SW, SJM, SJW, MD (middle Distance, D (long Distance)

  1. Cooperation with the respective breeders’ associations in the various                           countries as well as the F.C.I.



§  5   Business Year


The business year starts on 1st April and ends on 31st March of the following year.



§  6  Bodies of the Association


Bodies of the Association are:


  1. The meeting of the members – General Assembly/GA
  2. The Board


The supreme body of the Association is the General Assembly/GA. The Association is led and managed by an executive body (the Board) which is made up as follows:

-          Chairman

-          Vice Chairman

-          Director Sport

-          Secretary

-          Treasurer

The Board members are elected by the General Assembly for a period of 3 years.  Within this body or when decision making during the General Assembly/GA every Board member has one vote. This vote is valid independent of the fact that a board member might also be a delegate of his/her national association. A board member or a delegate can have a maximum two (2) votes. In the event of a tie the vote of the Chairman is decisive. The transfer of a right to vote beyond a national association is not allowed. The members of the Extended Board, the technical directors (Director Sprint/Director Distance/Director Skijoering-Pulka/Director Off Snow Director Public Relations/Webmaster) and the Association’s Vet/Anti-Doping Representative, are also openly elected for a period of 3 years and also have the right to vote. The members of the Extended Board each have only 1 vote even if they fulfil more than one function. More than 2 functions are not allowed.


The Race Directors’ Committee, which consist of the Sport Director and 2 elected WSA race judges, is the supreme jurisdictional body in all race sport related matters as far as WSA events are concerned. This is due for participants, Race Directors and/or race judges as well as their decisions. The members of the race directors’ committee should be from 3 different nations. The Chairman or the Vice Chairman of the WSA will cover this position in individual cases should one of these committee members be directly involved. The members of the Race Directors’ Committee are openly elected for a period of 3 years.


The auditors are openly elected for a period of 2 years. The accounts of the Association are to be audited after the close of the business year by the auditors. The audit includes the examination of potential balance sheet obligations requiring adherence to taxation laws.