Dogue De Bordeaux Tracking Update

Discussion in 'Obedience & Sports' started by KMD, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. KMD

    KMD Well-Known Member

    Barrett the 2.5-ish year old DDB passed her Track and Search Championship recently, so looking at the track requirements she has done the equivalent of her TD, TDX, VST and championship tracks.

    The TS Ch track was run at night, 4-6 hours aged, 1km long (2/3mi) on hard surfaces, minimum of 5 turns (we had 6) and a mandatory two minute pause in the middle of the track, restarting the track without re-scenting your dog.

    Barrett blitzed it, the only dog out of the 60 entered who received a grading of "excellent". It was especially nice to do this in front of people watching with a sceptical eye as they had never seen a mastiff track before (as I decided to drive 30 hours to attend the out-of-state trial). My state doesn't get excited about her anymore.

    We've only got 6, maybe 7 Track and Search champions in the state so I'm very proud of Barrett accomplishing this before 3 years of age.

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  2. trevordj

    trevordj Well-Known Member

    That is really cool, congratulations!
  3. marke

    marke Well-Known Member

    very cool , I know a girl whose Bordeaux was also very good at tracking ....... all the bordeauxs I've ever had were outstanding natural scent hunting dogs , they amazed me , always nose to the ground , they never missed anything ........
  4. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

    That is an excellent accomplishment. You should be very proud!!
  5. KMD

    KMD Well-Known Member

    They really are good at tracking, she is amazing to watch as she works. Of course, you need to watch out for those Mastiff Moments where she decides cat-hunting is far more rewarding. You haven't lived until you've had a rampaging DDB hit the end of a 33-ft lead at full acceleration with no warning. Lead. Burn. Ouch.

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