Location
Dmitrov, Moscow region
About True Friend contest
Team (10 persons max)
Representative of the team
Coach
Competitors (4 main and 1 reserve) with service dogs — 5 persons
Maintenance unit (one of them makes food for service dogs) – 3 persons
STAGES
1. Individual race
2. Guard duty
3. Obstacle course
4. Relay race
ARMAMENT
5,6 mm rifle with dioptrical sight
STAGE 1
DOG-BIATHLON. INDIVIDUAL RACE
CONDITIONS
Each participant passes 2 laps of 1500 m with firing session on every lap.
1. On the first lap the firing is executed with a small-bore rifle from a prone position after running for 800 meters.
2. On the second lap the firing is executed with a small-bore rifle from a standing position after running for 2,400 meters.
START
Non-simultaneous with an interval of 2 min.

PENALTIES
Each miss on each firing range gives a penalty lap (100 meters)
STAGE 2
GUARD DUTY
CONDITIONS
Each participant with a guard dog consistently carries out detention of the violator, inspection of the violator with the subsequent protection against attack, the violator's convoy with the subsequent protection against attack and protection against the violator's attack while moving:
1. The participant with a guard dog has a task to find the violator in shelter and to detain him. Then the participant leaves a dog to protect the detained violator independently and at attempt of the latter to make escape, the dog has to detain him independently.
2. The participant with a guard dog makes inspection of the detained violator, at attempt of the violator to attack the participant during the inspection, the dog is to repel the attack.

3. The participant with a guard dog makes a side escort of the violator at a distance of 30 m at attempt to escape the dog is to detain the running-away violator.
4. The participant with a guard dog is to repel a frontal attack of the violator with the help of the guard dog.

START
Non-simultaneous. The next participant starts after the
accomplishment of the element by the previous participant.
STAGE 3
OBSTACLE COURSE




CONDITIONS

The participant with a guard dog moves on a 300-meter obstacle course consistently overcoming the following obstacles.

START
Non-simultaneous. The next participant starts after the accomplishment of the element by the previous participant.

STAGE 4
RELAY RACE
CONDITIONS
Each participant passes 1 lap of 1,600 m with firing with a small-bore rifle from a standing position. Each participant is given 5 cartridges.

PENALTIES
Each miss on each firing range gives a penalty lap (100 meters)
START
Start of the stage is simultaneous. Start positions are determined by results of the individual race (distance between participants – 2 meters)

TARGETS




BIATHLON FIRING SYSTEM


With 5 targets at the distance of 50 meters
RESULTS
Participant's result in the competition is defined by the points scored by the participant and the dog in each exercise of the competition.
Participant's result in the 1 stage is defined by the number of points for the time shown at the route. Penalty time in seconds is added to the participant's time result for mistakes made during the exercise.
Participant's result in the 2 stage is defined by the number of points scored in the exercise net of penalty points for mistakes made by the participant and the dog during the exercise.
The result in the 3 stage comprises points scored for the time of passing the route and points scored for the quality of overcoming the obstacle course. Maximal result is 100 points, including: track and field athletics barrier – 5, blind fence – 5, trussed ladder– 10, grenade throwing – 25, crawling – 40, fire trench – 5, boom and finish – 10 points.
Participant's result in the 3 stage is defined by the number of points for the shown time and quality of overcoming of an obstacle course net of penalty points for mistakes made by the participant and the dog during the exercise.
Overall team championship in the 4 stage is defined by the biggest amount of points, scored by all participants of the team.
In case of equality of points between two or several teams the advantage is given to the team having the best time at the four stages. In case of equality of this result the advantage is given to the team having the best score at the first stage, then at the second stage, then at the third stage and further at the fourth stage.
Participant's preliminary result is shown by the judges to the participants and the audience right after an exercise accomplishment.
The participant disqualified from one exercise of the competition is allowed to participate in two other exercises and in the relay. If the participant is disqualified from two exercises, he will be disqualified from the competition.
For the harsh treatment of the dog: beating, kicks, punches – the participant is disqualified from the competition.

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