Tracking Dog TD and TDX Test 2007

On Sunday, February 18, 2007 Peninsula Australian Shepherd Association (PASA) put on a Tracking Dog (TD) and Tracking Dog Excellent (TDX) Test at Fort ORD, Salinas, CA.  The judges were Judy Strom and Anne Hershey.  Sue Rush was Test Secretary and Chief Tracklayer.  Tracklayers were Susan Roberts, Lora Cox, Linda Knowles, Linda Wang, Janet Massolo, Stephanie Wilson, Derede Arthur, Marc Rush, Warene Waters, Mona Nichols and Dee Hutton. 

We had a very successful tracking test!  The weather was gorgeous and the site was spectacularly beautiful.

All 5 TD dogs passed:

Jan Murphy's Quick (Border Collie), Francis Keay's Fizbin (Rottweiler), Donna Highstreet's Rubi (Aussie), Kamrin MacKnight's Take (Shiba Inu), Kamrin MacKnight's Sumi (Japanese Kai Ken)

None of the TDX dogs passed but hopefully we will have some repeat entrants for next year's test and more from the new TD passes.

Thanks to all tracklayers and cross tracks layers and to Mona Nichols and Warene Waters for providing hospitality and Margaret Guthrie for transporting everyone around!

All help was greatly appreciated!

Many thanks to Anne Hershey, who gave up running her own Aussies to judge the test, and to Judy Strom for flying in from Montana to judge for us. I thought they both did an exceptional job plotting interesting, fun and challenging tracks!

By the way the site was incredible....

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The tracking aussies and friends
Mona & Warene taking a break from hospitality
Judges Anne Hershey and Judy Strom
Awards Ceremony
Spectators watching a test
Judge Anne Hershey working with a tracklayer

Judge Judy Strom checks a track

Off to lay track on Saturday