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2005 Tidewater Tracking Club of Virginia Tracking Test

The Tidewater Tracking Club of Virginia held their Tracking Dog (TD) test on Sunday, February 6 in Yorktown, Virginia. The Tidewater Tracking Club of Virginia is one of the very few "tracking-only" AKC licensed clubs in the US. The weather was perfect and you had American history all around you. The club has enjoyed using the fields at the Colonial National Historical Park for their tracking tests and training.

The draw started at 8:30am and Judge Jack Sappenfield II welcomed everyone to the event. Eight dogs and handlers would be competing for the Tracking Dog (TD) title. Of the 8 dogs entered in the Tracking Dog test, 6 passed (2 Bloodhounds, 1 Shetland Sheepdog, 1 Weimaraner and 2 English Springer Spaniels).

We have provided photos of each dog, a map of the courses in PDF format and video clips.

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Track 1 - Ch. Batow's Falstaff
Breed: Bloodhound
Owner: Shirley Tinker
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Map of Track 1

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Track 2 - Sergeant Joe Friday
Breed: Bloodhound
Owner: Douglas John Buchanan
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Map of Track 2

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Track 3 - Dooley's Rowdy Erin Pota Oir
Breed: English Springer Spaniel
Owner: Patricia A. Dooley
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Map of Track 3

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Track 4 - Castle Greens Shadow NAP, OJP
Breed: English Springer Spaniel
Owner: Isabelle S. Chewning
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Map of Track 4

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Track 6 - Ryladd Sally's Finale MX, MXJ
Breed: Shetland Sheepdog
Owner: Sally Cecil
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Map of Track 6

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Track 7 - Ch. Nani's Loan Frankly Speaking CDX, SH
Breed: Weimaraner
Owner: Russ and Rosi Adams and Chris Grisell
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Map of Track 7

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Track 8 - Talleymark's Blaze 'N Glory CD, AX, AXJ
Breed: English Springer Spaniel
Owner: W. Brian Anderson
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Map of Track 8

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Alternate Track 1 - Twin Holly's Sky's The Limit
Breed: English Springer Spaniel
Owner: Patricia A. Dooley
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Map of Alternate Track 1

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After the last test, everyone headed to the Duke of York motel located next to the beautiful York River. Club members and hanlers enjoyed a wonderful buffet lunch. The President of the club, Sterrie Weaver, thanked everyone for attending and presented frames to each handler that passed the test. Mr. Weaver then thanked the judges - Judge Jack Sappenfield II and Jacob Kay. Both congratulated everyone on a successful event and looked forwarded to seeing them at future tracking tests.

For more information on the Tidewater Tracking Club of Virginia, please visit their website.