TRACKING: Our Favorite Activity!

In the Fall of 1998, Annette Guillaume introduced Tana, Mackie and Tassie to tracking.  We have come to love this sport.  It is as exciting for Tana as it is for the dogs when they are tracking and finding the articles that a track layer has left for them.   Mackie certified on a very windy, snowy, Colorado Day.  It was snowing so hard we could not see where our track layer had been 30 minutes before.  When she took the test for the TD, the weather was just the opposite: a very hot, windy, dry day.  Mackie proved that she could track no matter what the conditions.  Tana was very proud to pass the TD on their first try.  Mackie earned the TD on October 31, 1999 at Chatfield State Park in Colorado.  Tassie was tracking certified.  Mackie earned her TDX November 1, 2003.  Mackie became the first Dal to pass a VST and earn the title of Champion Tracker on May 22, 2005.  Jordi passed his TD on his first attempt October 26, 2003 at 13 months of age. In Oct. 2009 he passed a VST test (1st time out) and TDX test in Nov. 2009 to become a Champion Tracker.   Sadie earned her TD on April 6, 2008 and her VST Oct. 16, 2011 and her TDX in 2012 making her a Champion Tracker.  Joie got her TD in Mar. 2012

 

 

Mackie gets off to a good start.

Mackie doing her thing on the track! She has great pull and is very serious about her tracking.  Mackie became the first Champion Tracker Dal in 2005.

Mackie finds an article.

Mackie ‘gets’ the glove!!

Tassie showing nice tracking form.

Jordi tracking at 10 weeks of age.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mackie: VST pass & New Champion  Tracker!!!! The 1st Dalmatian CT!!

Mackie: new Tracking Dog

Mackie: new Tracking Dog Excellent

Jordi tracking as an adult. In 2009 he became a Champion Tracker.  The first 2nd generation Dal to do so.

Sadie ran her first track at 7 weeks of age.  Here she is at 11 weeks of age showing her enthusiasm for this sport.  She has a nice article identification.

Brady, like our other dogs, loves tracking.  We are hoping a CT will be in his future.

Joie is a natural at tracking.  Here she is shown on her first track after returning to CO.  We think she is also capable of being a Champion Tracker.

Sadie earned her VST title her first time entered in a test.  This test was held at Denver West Office Park Oct. 16, 2011.

Savvi earned her Tracking Dog title November 6, 2016.

Pictured left to right:

Tracklayer Randi Garske, Judge Cindy Soloway, Handler Tana, Savvi, Judge Kathy Marshburn