maberi wrote:It just totally amazed me how these highly experienced search and rescue dogs could fail a test so quickly. One of the judges who has been judging for over 10 yrs has never had anyone pass the test (only a little over 100 dogs have passed the test in the last 10 years).
maberi wrote:Have you guys done any Schutzhund tracking?
iluvk9 wrote:Do you think Bloodhounds are better at it?
katiek0417 wrote:iluvk9 wrote:Do you think Bloodhounds are better at it?
I don't know...I'd like to see a breakdown of the breeds who have passed the test...I know you can teach most any breed to track...depending on how hard you work at it...
maberi wrote:Agreed, I have looked high and far for a breakdown like this but haven't been able to find one. The head judge was Ed Presnall who has titled in VST 5 and seems to specialize in field spaniels (not what you would initially think of as the ultimate tracking dog).
After watching today I honestly think it mostly lies in the hands of the handler and not so much the dog. So many people today second guessed their dogs and failed because of it.
maberi wrote:Yeah, I spent quite a bit of time standing next to the judges and it was AMAZING how quickly Ed could pick up on each dogs tracking style and immediately indentify when they were giving cues as to when they lost and found the track. I think the hardest part of tracking is learning to read your dog
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