Eli Clement lives in Albany with his family and a young mini longhair dachshund, Shyla. Eli plans to track with her in the Albany Pine Bush and surrounding, bowhunting-only areas of the Capital District. Shyla demonstrated that she has profited from Eli’s early training with her. She is a calm dog with the desire and line sense to become a very capable tracking dog. She will be finding deer this fall. Anther plus is that her “cute” small size will win the hearts of the suburbanites when Eli asks permission to track across their back yards.
|Eli Clement with Shyla|
Eli’s friend Ben Barth lives in Cold Brook, northeast of Utica in the Adirondack State Park. This is far, far away from the Albany suburbs in bear and beaver country. Fortunately Ben’s dog Arrow is a big strong dachshund ready for the challenges of rough country. At Berne Arrow was calm and focused on his blood trail. With ease he figured out a hairpin turn and some other difficult checks and found the deer skin. Ben and Arrow will be tracking wounded deer most of the time, but bear calls will certainly come. To be prepared Ben took home several containers of frozen bear blood.
|Ben and Arrow are approaching a deer hide at the end of the track.|
Genti and Beth Shero drove up from Poughkeepsie to see Arrow and his work. They are the breeders of Arrow (Billy von Moosbach-Zuzelek x Mariel von Munterkeit). They were pleased to see what North Country living can do for a dachshund. Does deep snow make a dachshunds legs grow longer?
|John Jeanneney, Ben Barth, Eli Clement with Shyla, Genti Shero and Beth Shero with Dea.|