Thursday, October 11, 2012

Barn Hunt Illustrated

Here are the official results of the 10/06/2012 Fun Test and Barn Hunt:

Congratulations to our Top Four RATN Small dogs 
(these are dogs that measure 13" and under):

1. Buster, Jack Russell Terrier, Time: 14.53 seconds
2. Maggie, Miniature Dachshund, Time: 15.31 seconds
3. Buzz, Dachshund, Time: 18.98 seconds
4. Emma, Miniature Dachshund, Time: 19.13 seconds

Out of the 53 large dogs entered in RATN, we had 32 dogs find the rat and pass the test

Congratulations to our Top Four RATN Medium dogs 
(these are dogs that measure over 13.1" and under 18"):

1. Wishbone, Parson Russell Terrier, Time: 10.12 seconds
2. Fawnrun Mandolin Raine, Parson Russell Terrier, Time: 15.03 seconds
3. Baxter, JRT-Beagle, Time: 23.24 seconds
4. Gilda, All-American, Time: 26.85 seconds

Out of the 30 medium dogs entered in RATN, we had 19 dogs find the rat and pass the test!

Congratulations to our Top Four RATN Large dogs 
(these are dogs that measure 18" and over):

1. Duke, Australian Shepherd, Time: 14.13 seconds
2. Sassy, All-American, Time: 16.43 seconds
3. Shammie, All-American, Time: 23.57 seconds
4. Levi, All-American, Time: 27.00 seconds

Out of the 24 large dogs entered in RATN, we had 15 dogs find the rat and pass the test!



{Buster, the #1 small dog, finding his quarry!}









This is a video of Brenda and her dog Comet, a Norwegian Buhund, performing his Instinct Test (RATI) at the GLRTC Barn Hunt!

Comet successfully performs the Tunnel element, sniffs around a bit, and performs the Climbing element. Once in the back area, he seems very interested in the first tube he finds (possibly the litter tube). His handler, Brenda, helps him to find the other 2 tubes and he clearly marks the tube containing the live rat by bowing! WTG Comet on passing your test!



A Border Terrier carefully inspects the tubes...




Petey, a Jack Russell Terrier, clearly marks that he has found the rat!

2 comments:

Brenda said...

I watch Comet's tail, it vibrates when he's found a critter. That works even when the critter is up high.

dog walker new york said...

Very helpful - thanks.