THE BARN HUNT

The purpose of the Barn Hunt is to demonstrate a dog’s vermin hunting ability in finding and marking rats in a “barn-like” setting, using straw/hay bales to introduce climbing and tunneling obstacles in the dog’s path. A Barn Hunt is based on the skills historically used by itinerant “rat-catchers” in traveling the countryside, ridding farms of vermin, thus helping conserve and preserve food grains and cutting down on disease. 

 

A Barn Hunt is based on the skills historically used by itinerant “rat-catchers” in traveling the countryside, ridding farms of vermin, thus helping conserve and preserve food grains and cutting down on disease. 

While rat-catchers often used breeds such as Jack/Parson Russell Terriers, they also used other non go-to-ground breeds such as Manchester Terriers, Rat Terriers, and a variety of breeds and mixes of small to medium size. Some breeds have never had an officially licensed test which truly emulates their traditional working task. A Barn Hunt will fill that role. 

The Barn Hunt is also for any breed or mix of dog who loves to hunt and who can fit through an 18” wide gap between two hay bales. It will test speed, agility, and sure-footedness. While not specifically targeted at larger dogs or dogs without a vermin hunting history, the Barn Hunt is all inclusive and fun for any dog and human who wishes to play the game. 

At all times, the safety of the dogs, handlers, and rats is to be of paramount importance. Rats are humanely handled and safely confined in aerated PVC tubes; the Barn Hunt is not intended to harm or kill rats.r follows the dog on a long leash and can encourage the dog during the tracking test. 

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2020 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

PSNEA members will be attending the events highlighted in BLUE

At these events we show our Norwegian Elkhounds to the public and educate them about our wonderful dogs.  

If you own an Elkhound or are interested in Elkhounds please come and join us.

 

 

 

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14 Nov 2020 Fido Farm Herding Fun Day

All Dogs Are Welcome To Attend

 

 

 

  

PAST EVENTS -- CLICK EVENT FOR PICTURES

 

Rose City Classic Meet The Breeds Showcase 

 

The Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade 

 

Annual Olympia Norway Day 

 

Hillsboro Oregon Elkhound Picnic

 

Fjordin Crossin in Hoodsport WA 

 

PSNEA Specialty at the Enumclaw Expo Center

 

All Around Dogs at the Puyallup Fair 

 

Edgewood WA Nordic Festival 

 

A Taste of Scandinavia Kennewick WA 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEATURES

 

 

 

Latest issue of AKC Family Dog - Read it Here

 

Phentobarbital in Pet Food - Extract from The Bark Magazine

 

Read about GENIUS inside Your Dog; Extract from the World of Knowledge magazine.

 

Can't find anything to do with your Elkhounds except feed them; CHECK THIS OUT!

  

Read about a Guard Dog Elkhound HERE

 

Read About PSNEA Participation in Poulsbo's Midsommarfest

 

Read the HumanWatch Editorial "What I Learned At The Dog Show" 

 

Read the Reader’s Digest Special Report "Scandal Of America’s Puppy Mills"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dennis Bell and LOKI, PSNEA's most titled Elkhound