RATCHX Jake von der Alte Baum, owned by Laurel Stone of Larsen WI. Jake is the first RATCHX dog in Barn Hunt

RATCHX Jake von der Alte Baum, owned by Laurel Stone of Larsen WI. Jake is the first RATCHX dog in Barn Hunt

What is Barn Hunt?

For years, informal barn hunts were held in conjunction with earthdog events and terrier fun days, using various rules, and as something to enjoy with no pressure on handler or dog. But these informal events were never a sanctioned sport. The Barn Hunt Association, LLC has created a sanctioned sport honoring the traditional role of dogs in ridding barns, homes, and properties of vermin. Barn Hunt opens this fun sport  up to any dog, of any size, type, breed or mix that can fit through an 18″ wide through approximately 22″ high tunnel. In Barn Hunt, you can earn titles and placements at levels from Instinct through Master, and even Championships and beyond.

Barn Hunt is growing rapidly in popularity. Join our facebook page and yahoogroup . Look above at the Events link to find fun tests, trials, training, and judge workshops; and at the club locator map to find clubs in your area. We want to hear from you!

Dogs must be registered with the BHA to enter sanctioned trials. The registration form can be linked to on the right or through the top menu.