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Membership Services

So, why join the BSSF? Well apart from a great range of benefits you will also be supporting the sport, our hard working Race Giving Organisations who put on events for you and on your behalf as well as our elite level athletes compete on the world stage!


You will be part of a strong and recognised organisation that ensures a professional, safe, friendly and fun environment to enjoy all aspects of sled dog sport.


Have access to advice, everything from traveling abroad, getting started in the various sports to anti-doping information and ensuring your training for competition is of the highest standard.


Opportunities for entry into competitions at all levels, for all abilities, breeds and disciplines.


Access to qualify for any of the events within the IFSS world cup, European and World Championship Programmes.


Access to apply for Driver Identification numbers. (DID) NB  For those athletes wishing to accumulate IFSS World Cup Points a DID can be applied for and is subject to an additional fee. This is NOT included in the ordinary membership and only current BSSF members can apply.


Access to the monosport and team representatives – advice and guidance for every aspect of your membership.


Preferential rates on future BSSF merchandise and clothing.


Discounts with various national retailers.


Online News, news letters and Junior specific pages.


Mush Excel Clinics – supporting mushers looking to acheive high performance in both national and world class competition.


Whether you are new to the sport and are currently recreationally training your dogs, or an experienced international competitor, BSSF membership is for you.


Benefits Include:


BSSF membership number allowing entry to BSSF sanctioned events such as IFSS World Cup events, ECF European championships and other national events and competitions.


1 vote in BSSF matters (Adult membership only).


10% of Purchases of Equipment from Apex Outdoors, retailer of Outdoor equipment and dog sports.

10% off Runners Retreat products.

£5 off orders over £50 and £10 off orders over £100 from K9 Trail TIme



Our membership runs from 1st September to 31st August each year.

Membership prices 2017/18



Standard membership:

Adult £21.00

Junior (7 to 16) £15.50


Enhanced membership:

Adult membership with DID £56.00

Junior membership with DID £50.50


BSSF membership expires on 31st August but the DID portion of the enhanced membership expires on 31st May 2018 due to IFSS rules.


DID applications will only be submitted to the IFSS at the end of each month and will include all those received up to and including the 20th of that month.



Lost Membership cards

Memberships run from1st September to 31st August each year.

Our members can now enjoy a 10% discount at Apex both online and instore with your unique discount code supplied with your membership card.

If you have lost your membership card, a new card can be ordered by using the "Lost Membership card" button.

You will receive your new card via post, normally within 10 days.


Please note there is a small charge to cover postage and printing.

You must order with the email address, name and address you used when you joined.


If you are unable to use the registered email address or have moved house please email with details.

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IFSS Ruling

From the IFSS Website


TheIFSS Council has approved a couple of changes in the DID registration procedure for the new season. To encourage member countries to register their DID’s as soon as possible and not at the last minute before the World Championship they have implemented deadline dates for registering the DID, similar to the deadlines dates for the World Championship entries. The deadline date for registering the DID’s at the normal price is set at October 30, 2017. DID registration will be only be accepted between October 31 and November 6, 2017 at double price. No DID registration will be accepted between November 7 and the end of the World Championship Dryland on November 26 to let the Vice President of Economy, the Vice President of Sport and the DID Coordinator concentrate on the preparation and the implementation of the World Championships. The DID registration will be possible again at the regular price on November 27, 2017.


The BSSF will process DIDs at the end of each month but will only include DID's applied for up to the 20th of each month. For Thetford we will process applications received and paid for by 9th February 2018

Runners Retreat offer 10% Discount to our members.

Full details of how to claim this are included with your membership card.


K9 Trail Time offer £5 off orders over £50 and £10 off orders over £100 to members using the code provided with your membership card.