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Blood tracking workshops and seminars

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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