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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Upcoming workshop in North Carolina

On March 12-14, 2010 the Fun Follows Function workshop will be held in the Raleigh area, North Carolina. This is going to be the third workshop of this kind. I attended the first one in 2008 and found it highly educational and entertaining too. According to the organizers ( Sian Kwa-Hopfensperger her husband Matt, Donna and Hal Schafer) "the workshop was initially set up in 2008 with the idea of promoting and preserving the hunting Dachshund or Teckel by offering information about the breed in English from the most knowledgeable and experienced sources. We have been inviting European hunters who did an outstanding job presenting the different tasks of hunting Dachshunds in Europe. These tasks were explained further through the outdoor exercises and training with the dogs". More about the mission of the workshop is given at the workshop website at

The schedule is listed as follows:

Friday March 12, 2010 FOX DEN TRIAL

DOG TRAINING & TEST DAY focused around hunting in fox and badger dens with earthdogs. Practice and test are open to all earthdogs: Terriers and Dachshunds.

Saturday March 13, 2010 AFTER THE SHOT how to successfully recover shot deer

In order to be a successful team in recovering shot deer with a tracking dog, it is imperative to gain knowledge regarding tracking deer in general. We recommend for all blood trackers to attend the Saturday seminar prior to the dog training on Sunday.

SEMINAR DAY covering the tricks of the trade what deer hunters need to do after the shot, in order to improve the chances in finding shot deer.

Sunday March 14, 2010 BLOOD TRACKING with dogs

DOG TRAINING DAY entirely dedicated to the blood tracking practice with dogs for recovering large wounded game. The training is open to all hunting breeds.

For information about instructors click here.

You can see pictures that I took in 2008 at

Attendance highly recommended!

1 comment:

duke7581 said...

Wanted let everyone know i went last year and it was awesome. I learned alot about these little dogs and what they are capable of doing. It was great to talk and get the perspective of German hunters on what these dogs are used for. For those that are getting into blood tracking this yr will be focused alot more on that this yr with 2 days set aside for it.