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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Upcoming blood tracking events

3rd Annual Eastern Lacy Fun Day (ELF day)
March 16-17, 2012, 9:00 AM till we get tired!!

 1900 Youngs Mill Road, LaGrange, GA

Come share the fun with a great group of Lacy enthusiasts and our dogs. Activities will include introductory, intermediate, and advanced blood tracking and training, evaluation for United Blood Tracker certifications, working cattle and more. Silent auction on Saturday with proceeds to benefit the TLGDA.

Entry to grounds - $5 per person, or $10 per carload. $5 per activity entered per dog. Super Special!! $20 for admittance and access to all training events for one handler and a group of dogs. UBT evaluations will begin on Friday, March 16. UBT evaluation fees are: UBT 1 - $50; UBT 2 - $75 Pre-registration and payment required for evaluations so that we can prepare the lines in advance. Please contact Rebecca for registration forms and info.

Thursday afternoon, March 15 is the set up day; Friday will be UBT testing; Saturday will be cattle herding; introductory, intermediate and advanced blood track training. Sunday is clean up and head home. If you can come early to help, or socialize, we will be glad to have you. Breakfast will be provided on Friday and Saturday, if you’re up and around early. Potluck dinner on Friday night for early arrivals. Please bring something to share. Cookout on Saturday night. Bring something to throw on the grill!!!

Limited overnight accommodations are available for $10/night per person in the cabin (kids are free). Please register early if you plan to stay overnight. Please bring your cooler full of some favorite non-alcoholic beverages and lawn chairs.

All dogs must be under direct control of their owners at all times. Please bring a leash and crate along. A tie out might also be handy. No dogs in heat, and no alcohol allowed on premises!!
For more information please call Rebecca Ferrell at 850-508-6981, email at or go to and look for the ELF day thread.

Deer Search Blood Tracking Competition
April 21 and 22, 2012
Location: 1202 West Hill Rd., Town of Ellington, NY.

Application Fee:  $25 per entry
Applications will be first come, first serve. There will be a limit of 5 lines per day. All applicants and dogs must be pretested. Certified dogs will run first. All applications must be received by April 3, 2012.
Free lodging available onsite. Free camping available onsite. Other lodging options available upon request.

For more information contact  Gary Katta   (716) 785-5580,  9231 Spoden Rd., Fredonia, NY 14063

North American Teckel Club (NATC) events
Dates: June 7-10 2012
Place: Maricourt, Quebec, Canada

Judge: Stefan Stefik from Slovakia
Training and testing will be offered for blood tracking, obedience, gun steadiness and water retrieval.
A Zuchtschau (conformation show), where dachshunds can receive written critiques from an FCI judge, will be held on Sunday.
Registration fee all four days* -
$75.00 non-NATC members ($50.00 for NATC members)
Registration fee per day* (no registration fee for Sunday) -
$40.00 non-NATC members ($30.00 for NATC members)
* Submission of an NATC membership application, will qualify the participant for the club rate.
Test and Show fees (Fees are preliminary and may be subject to change):

DTK/NATC 20-hour blood tracking test fee is $100.00. Dogs/handlers must meet certain preconditions**.
Advance entry is $5.00 for Gun steadiness, $10.00 for Water test and $10.00 for each companion dog test. Gate Entries are $10.00, $20.00, and $20.00, respectively.
Zuchtschau advance entries: first adult dog $25.00
Gate entries (day of event): first adult dog $30.00
Each additional dog/same owner: $20.00
For Exhibition Only (FEO) and Puppies (<9 months): $15.00
Advance Entry / Closing Date for Zuchtschau and Tests is June 1, 2012 – Register early as space for certain activities may be limited.
Due to the required set-up, No Gate Entry is Allowed for the Blood Tracking Test.

** Handlers who have already obtained a JGHV/DTK/NATC blood tracking title on one of their dogs may enter other dogs in the blood tracking test. For novice handlers who have not put a title on a dog, the following are ways to demonstrate that you and your dog have reached a basic level of proficiency: 1) passing an NATC 500 meter test, 2) having a certification for your dog from another acceptable organization such as the United Blood Trackers (UBT) or Deer Search Inc (DSI), and 3) arranging individually for an NATC judge to observe and attest to your dog’s preparedness.

More information available from Carrie Hamilton

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