2014 Trackfest: Longhaired dachshunds were represented by Cliff Shrader's Tasha, who passed the UBT II test with flying colors. ~ Jolanta Jeanneney, NY
Thank you, Jolanta, for the outstanding photograph of Tasha!
Tasha has passed the advanced test at the annual United Blood Trackers Trackfest which was held this year in North Carolina!
The UBT-II test is a tracking test where 6 ounces of blood, or three ounces of blood and a deer hoof, are used to lay a track of at least 800 yards. The track will have three turns and two wound beds and will be aged at least eight hours or overnight.
Super performance; It is a wonderful accomplishment, Cliff!
Congratulations to you and Tasha!!
Here is a full report from Diane!
We're back from the Dachshund Club of America National Specialty --
Thank you for a great report on your marvelous accomplishments and, too, the fabulous photos and videos!
I am so proud of all of you!!!
ps Wow, that Bossa is fast!
Maxine Brinker called:
"Patt, she did it!"
Nexus' sister Nutmeg, (they turned 12 in March), went into this weekend needing TWO of the 750 points required to become a Master Agility Champion for the fifth time. She ran a strong Jumpers course, first course of the day, and completed those requirements for MACH 5!!! She is just the third dachshund to achieve MACH 5!
Maxine said she will run Nutmeg in Standard today, may also, depending on how good Nutmeg appears to be feeling, run her tomorrow, after which Nutmeg is Retired from agility. A lot of swimming, some earthdog and barn hunt, and, hopefully, helping Maxine discipline a new puppy, are the plans for Nutmeg's future.
FANTASTIC ACCOMPLISHMENT AND C@NGRATULATI@NS TO MAXINE AND MACH 5 NUTMEG!!
Watch the run which was videoed for Maxine by Pam Dural and posted on Coach's Eye.
Owl's sister Autumn Olive von Dorndorf, nine years and 11 months old today, is the Triathlon Winner of the 2014 Dachshund Club of America National events!
HUGE C@NGRATULATI@NS to Olive's owners and handlers John Willmore and Diane Webb of California!!!
Owl and Tasha mated again this morning. Then Cliff laid a track for Tasha, an AKC-type track this time, meaning Tasha tracked where Cliff walked; it was not a blood track.
Graciously, Cliff invited me to run Viljo on the track first. And Viljo, who had not tracked in months, did a very nice job! After that, Tasha ran the track, too. It was becoming warm but she is one motivated tracking dog and her performance was impressive! Following are some photos I took of Tasha on this track, with captions.
While Tasha is in Ohio to be mated with Owl, Cliff Shrader and I visited Jennifer Fry and Gretel in Columbus. Before this weekend, Tasha and Taya had not seen each other since they were eight weeks old at home in Denmark. But they get along fabulously and have played hard. It is quite interesting to see that the sisters are so similar in habits, expressions, size, and even their voices.
Thank you, Jennifer, for the visit and photos!