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Hound of the Year Run off None of the dogs made the final cast but at least on finished second in each of the cast they were in.

At the world Hunt for Second Year in a row A Soundtrack Hound was Second in Open Class this time it was Leila Eowyn finished third in Champion Class with a great showing 140 pt . Her cast was running rabbits 50-55 minutes out of the 60 minute time. There was not much difference between the top three dogs.

in open Pumpkin was 5th(2nd in her cast) hermione 6th (beaten by Leila) Deela 8th and Vina 10th

Rebel is on the clock for barking three time (strike) (have 3 minutes to produce a rabbit) only Leila Red and white w/green collar) remained in the strike area for 3 minutes no rabbit produced -10 points for rebel.


Rebel on the clock for a second time and again no rabbit produced for -10 points total -20. He is the one you can hear bark. The dog you see however is half-pint. At the expiration of regular time Only Half Pint (tri with bells) and Leila left to compete each with zero points in overtime.

for what ever reason without rebel both started working better








Me and Miriam Both spot a rabbit on the path just ahead. Half-pint working the patch of brush to the left opens three times and is struck in. Leila 50 yard behind runs to catch up with half -pint they the line to where we say the rabbit in the path

Initially Half -pint opens on the line they make one turn and you can hear both open. Time expires, Half pint 20 point for a strike (rabbit produced) could of gotten another 20 for the jump (getting the rabbit to move initially). It is a judgement call by the judge often time Jump points are not awarded. No points awarded during the run because time expired. Points that can be acquired during the run are called checks. That is for picking the line back up when it is lost by the pack for a minimium of 10 seconds . In an Ideal run there are no checks but that is not realistic either. Eowyn was credited for 7 check (140 points) in her cast the third place dog also had 7 check and the Winner 1 strike and 8 checks. fourth place dog 1 strike. General speking when the running is good checks out number strikes. More strikes the checks means plenty of rabbits but the could not run them because of conditions or age of rabbit etc.


IF at the end of overtime still no positive score there could of been a 10 minute sudden death period where first score wins and/or the judge determines a winner based on hunting and handling (how the dog work) We were told afterward if it went to hunting and handling Leila was ahead. Me, I though half-pint was ahead, Miriam Leila very marginallycould easily go either way, but as a judge you are always more critical of your own dogs.
 

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Notice in the video how the dogs never really get that far away. Basset work much closer than people realize we move they follow . THey may still be in the brush but they follow. When actually running they will get farther away.
 

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"he kept coming back to check with 'master'"


all of them check in just not when they are actually running.

" beating out American Ft Chs. which upset a few people !! "

obviously not midwest hounds with midwest judges because that would not happen. Last time at a midwest field trial I was very reliable at predicting who the judges would put up, simply it was the opposite of who I thought won. midwest still thinks the Ideal basset runs like a brace beagle which is rather useless in the field and sort of like watching paint dry.



 

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AKC Trial Swatara May 13-14 but we will be at an AHBA hunt in NY however

Sept 30-OCT 7 is BHCA Nationals is in Lancaster PA May want to Let Paul Know! Field trial and Hunt test Sept 30-OCT2 is at Swatara

Will be a fall trial at Swatara don't know the dates
 
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