I received this from Diane Orr who is on the Utah Dog Events e-mail list. Thought the rest of you might like to read.
The Upper Snake River Valley Dog Training Club held their forty-third tracking test in Idaho Falls on Sunday, November 11, 2012. There were 10 teams entered and five that passed. The day of the test turned out to be quite cold with a skiff of snow on the alfalfa fields. Temperatures were 10-20 degrees with winds anywhere from 4 to 12 mph. Despite the cold temperatures, the five teams that passed were:
Golden Retriever Makoshika's T-Lexie RN BN TD handled by Rosha Adams of Idaho Falls, ID
Vizsla GCH Boulder's N Salti's Perpetual Motion NAJ NJP CA TD handled by Sheryl Hohle of Saratoga Springs, UT
English Cocker Flatwater Two to Tango CD RE SH TD handled by Judith Strom of Whitehall, MT
German Shepherd Dog Guardyan's Gavin CDX RE AX AXJ AXP AJP TD handled by Shyne Brothers of Idaho Falls, ID
German Shepherd Dog Gardyan's Jericho TD handled by Christine Mahoney of Ammon, ID
The USRVDTC has not had a tracking test for the last 10 years because of a lack of interest. This year proved to be different. There were many interested in tracking and the entries proved it. The Club had many helpers to make judging run smoothly. The tracking test even had a gentleman from southern California entered with two dogs. Thanks to tracklayers Carl, Dianna, Cheryl, LaDawn, Duane, John, Allan, Sun, and Jim. Special thanks to the Friedrich's for all of their expertise and help along with Suzanne Belger as the trial secretary, Carl Friedrich as the chairperson, Steve Olsen as chief tracklayer, and mostly to Doug Brothers for supplying the trailer to get out of the elements of the weather to get warm (despite the pipes being frozen). What a great group of people. A huge thank you to my co-judge Wendy McCleery that I always love spending time with out in the field.
The dogs that did not pass were another Golden Retriever, Belgian Sheepdog, two smooth Collies, and a Belgian Malinois. There is no doubt that they will pass at a future tracking test.
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