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Earthdog Tests

The purpose of the non-competitive earthdog tests is to offer breeders ands owners of small Terriers and Dachshunds a standardised gauge to measure their dogs natural¬†and trained hunting and working abilities when exposed to a hunting situation. The program begins with a basic introduction to den work and quarry and progresses through gradual steps to require the dog to demonstrate it is capable of being trained to follow game to ground and work it’s quarry.

The following breeds are classified as eligible to participate in ANKC earthdog tests:

All Dachshunds
Australian Terriers
Australian Silky Terriers
Bedlington Terriers
Border Terriers
Cairn Terriers
Dandie Dinmont Terriers
Fox Terriers (Smooth & Wire)
German Hunt Terriers
Glen of Imaal Terriers
Jack Russell Terriers
Lakeland Terriers
Manchester Terriers
Miniature Pinschers
Norfolk Terriers
Norwich Terriers
Parson Jack Russell Terriers
Scottish Terriers
Sealyham Terriers
Skye Terriers
Tenterfield Terriers
Welsh Terriers
West Highland White Terriers

Dogs on the Associate Register that are of Earthdog type.

 

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