Barn Hunt is based on the traditional roles of many breeds in ridding farms, barns, crop storage areas, and homes of destructive vermin. Some breeds were specifically created to fill this role, and for many of those breeds, Barn Hunt provides their first true opportunity for responsible breeders to test proper working traits in their dogs. Barn Hunt is also open to any dog of any breed or mix who wishes to play the game and can fit through an 18″ wide by bale-height tall tunnel. Barn Hunt has titles, levels of increasing difficulty, and championships. Barn Hunt is an independent sport, but titles are recognized by both the American Kennel Club (AKC) and United Kennel Club (UKC).These are not GWTC events but we can gather as a group to watch or participate.
Details about Barn Hunts on this website: http://www.barnhunt.com
The New England Terrier Club has it’s Barn Hunts planned for 2016. They will be held in Brocton, MA. The dates are:
- Saturday September 10th
- Saturday November 5th.
They also hold their Earthdog trial in October.
New England Terrier Club website – (NOTE: dates on events are last year’s)