This last weekend Deer Search of Finger Lakes held a blood tracking workshop and certification tests for dogs. Ten new dogs got certified - congratulations to all their handlers and owners!
I will report only about the dogs that I am familiar with. Walt Dixon's Ariel von Moosbach-Zuzelek (Ari) was handled by Paulene Eggers to a Prize I with a score of 94. Ari is ten years old, and she is a littermate to Sherry Ruggieri's Auggie and Dixie and a sister of our Billy.
Walt handled Billy and Mae's son Dachs, who at eight and a half months completed a certification trail earning a Prize II score of 73. Dachs was bred by Genti and Beth Shero.
Bob Yax certified one-year-old Thor von Moosbach-Zuzelek (a littermate of Theo and Tuesday), who got Prize II and 79 points.
Certifying a tracking dog is one of the requirements for eligibility to become a Deer Search Blood Tracking judge.