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In the Training Center for Service Dog Breeding of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the Moscow Region, within the framework of the All-Army stage of the international competition “Faithful Friend-2020”, the first stage of the competition “Dog Biathlon – Individual Race” was held.

The first exercise, the individual race, is one of the most intense competitions, requiring the utmost concentration and dedication from the military. Here the physical endurance of the competitor and his ability to perform exercises at the shooting range are tested.

The distance of 3200 meters is equipped with a place for practical shooting from the BI-7-2 sporting biathlon rifle of 5.6 mm caliber. The 1st and 2nd exercises at the shooting range with the implementation of practical shooting are performed twice from a standing and lying position, 800 and 2 kilometers 400 meters after the start, respectively.

The competition is attended by 15 male and female teams of dog handlers up to 10 people each team. In addition, there are about 80 service dogs of various breeds from shepherd dogs of 4 varieties to the black Russian terrier, whose age is from 3 to 5 years.

During the practical part of the competition, service dogs, together with their counselors, will show their skills in five main stages: “Dog biathlon – individual race”, exercise “Sharpshooter”, “Dog biathlon – relay race”, “Protective service” and “Overcoming the 300-meter obstacle courses “.

The competition stage is attended by 11 male and 7 female dog handler teams – the winners of the qualifying stages. These are teams from the military districts, the Aerospace Forces of Russia, the Strategic Missile Forces, the Airborne Forces, the central bodies of the military command of the Russian Ministry of Defense from all regions of Russia.

The winners of the competition will represent the Russian Armed Forces at the International Army Games in August, competing with teams from foreign countries.

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