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Brittanys used for tracking

Postby Dave » Mon Oct 25, 2004 2:42 pm

Hi, I'll probably get a laugh out of this . Has anyone ever trained a Brittany for tracking ? By this I mean for rescue work or other applications. I can only think of a couple Breeds with a better nose :lol: In my application I was reading an article sometime ago in my Bowhunting magazine about groups back in the east that train dogs for tracking wounded deer . They have a better than 90% rate of recovery on verified hits on deer . They like to use wirehair daschounds cause they get in and out the brush so well . I know I can obedience train my Britts well :) Thanks Dave
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Postby Kristy » Tue Oct 26, 2004 7:13 am

I saw the Brittany "Breed All About It" show, where the dog was hired by US Customs in California to search for fruit hidden in packages. That was fun to watch.
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Postby Bernie's mom » Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:00 pm

I wish we could have used to Bernie to trail a deer, but it's illegal to use dogs to run deer, or trail them, it's all the same if a warden sees it. I think any dog can be used for rescue if they're trained... look at how many rescues are now rescue dogs, or helper dogs for the blind and disabled... I also am glad to see that these dogs are trained by inmates in some places, I like to see the inmates doing something good for the community, and who doesn't like working with animals!
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Postby CJ » Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:48 pm

Never trained one for that, or seen one trained.... but I just read someplace very recently (can't remember where) about dogs being trained for search & rescue in CO..... I'll have to find that article if I read it at home.....
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Postby Dave » Tue Oct 26, 2004 2:27 pm

I checked my old magazines and found the website . deersearch.org and they have people in Wisconsin that are available in the club :) The dogs have to be on leash and no weapons can be carried . Dave
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