Cani-cross (or CaniX for short) is the dog sport of cross-country running while hitched to a dog. The sport is popular in Europe, and is becoming more popular in North America. Cani-cross is related to other dog-powered sports such as skijoring and bikejoring.
Runners need a special running harness, waist belt and flexible line that connect the runner to the dog. Competitions require more specific equipment in terms of the length of line and type of clips used. The advantage of cani-cross gear is that joggers can run without compromising their stride.
Cani-cross is also becoming a very popular recreational activity for people who simply want to walk, hike or jog with their dog while having their hands free (without holding a leash).
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