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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2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

PSNEA will be represented at the Events in BLUE

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15 April - Olympia Norway Day Celebration - Click For Pictures

 

17-18 June - The Cascade Hound Association Hound Show Washington County Fair Complex,  Hillsboro OR

 

24 June - 11th Annual Elkhound Picnic Hosted By PSNEA - Click For Pictures

 

18-20 August - PSNEA Specialty, Enumclaw Expo Center Click Here For Results

 

2 Sept - All Around Dogs at the Puyallup Fair - 10:00am - 4:00pm

 

7 Oct - Daughters of Norway Embla Lodge #2 Nordic Festival, Edgewood WA

 

28 Oct - A Taste of Scandinavia, Kennewick First Lutheran Church, Kennewick WA

 

 

FEATURES

 

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

 

 

Read about a Guard Dog Elkhound HERE

 

  

 

 

PSNEA was well represented at this years Rose City Classic Meet The Breeds event held in conjunction with the Rose City Classic All Breed Dog Show. Not pictured are Dennis Bell & LOKI.

 

A highlight for PSNEA at this years show was a seminar for judges looking to add Norwegian Elkhounds to their credentials taught by Patricia Trotter. PSNEA supported Ms Trotter by providing some of the dogs she used in the seminar and we were invited to attend the lecture. It was a special treat to listen to a long time championship breeder and judge teach how to properly evaluate Elkhounds.

 

 

GrChampion “Janor's Arctic Blast” (Roki) owned by Gar, Elaine & Leyia Johnson; shown by Lisa DuPre wins Group 1 placement at the Rose City Classic Jan 2016. Congratulations ROKI.

 

 

“Janor's All About The Bling” owned by Jan Herinckx; shown by Lisa DuPre wins her first major at the Clark County Kennel Club Show Dec 2016 at 8 months old. Kudus to BLING & Lisa.

 

Read About PSNEA Participation In Olympia Norway Day

 

Read About PSNEA Participation in Poulsbo's Midsommer Fest

 

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

 

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