The Norwegian Sled Dog Racing Association (NHF) was founded on November 18th, 1951. The purpose of NHF is to promote dog racing in Norway, including but not limited to contributing to teamwork and representing the sport internationally.
The work is characterized by volunteer work, democracy, loyalty and equality. All athletic activity is based on values such as sports joy, community, health and honesty.
NHF consists of all the sports teams that organize sleddog sports in Norway. NHF is a member of the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (NIF) and the International Federation of Sleddog Sports (IFSS), and is subject to their laws and regulations at any given time.
NHF organizes the styles Nordic (skijoring and pulka, 1-2 dogs), Sledding (sprint, middle and long distance, 2 to unlimited dogs) and Dryland (canicross, bikejoring, scooters and wheel rigs, 1-8 dogs). Each of these branches has its own committee.