Last weekend, April 12 and 13, 2014, Deer Search of Finger Lakes hosted the Annual Blood Tracking Competition at Campbell, NY. The judges were Ron Hausfelder, Gary Neal and Kevin Fisher, all members of Deer Search. The DSI competition is open to Deer Search members only, and eight dogs and handlers participated over the course of two days. The dogs competing were Standard Wirehaired Dachshunds (5), a Labrador Retriever, Bavarian Mountain Hound and German Shorthaired Pointer.
All dogs passed, and the table shows results with scores, time and placements. A winner of the competition was a two-year-old dachshund Theo von Moosbach-Zuzelek, owned and handled by Darren Doran from New Jersey. As Theo's breeders we could not be happier, and we are very thankful to Darren for all the training and work he put into Theo.
A big thank you to Andy Bensing and Darren Doran for pictures from the event.
|Deer Search of Finger Lakes modified slightly a traditional scoring system.|
|Darren Doran with Theo and a beautiful trophy for the 1st place (92 points, Prize I).|
|Eibe handled by Andy Bensing placed 2nd with 90 points, Prize I.|
|Our Tommy handled by John Jeanneney placed 3rd with 83 points and Prize II.|
|Garry Huber with his Bavarian Mountain Bloodhound Beya (73 points, Prize II).|
|Casandra was handled by Dale Clifford (70 points, Prize II).|
|Remington handled by Joe Dallas scored 67 points, Prize III.|
|Braylee handled by Paulene Eggers scored 60 points and Prize III.|
|Buddy was handled by Kevin Ulrich and received 52 points, Prize III.|