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.
Our track was aged overnight and was 0.52 miles...about 900 yards. The conditions were heading south as it was heating up and drying out when we started out. Our judge was Larry Gohlke, a well known handler who has acquired numerous awards over the years.
The oak leaves signify a successful track and are presented to the handler of the dog out of a sign of gratitude and respect. These leaves mean a lot to me because Tasha was born in Denmark and moved here to help me out. Tasha looks good in her leaves and I can't stop smiling. ~ Cliff Shrader, Louisiana
Congratulations to you and Tasha!!