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  • Barn Hunt

    Barn Hunt

    the rat hunting game for all dogs

  • Large Dogs

    Large Dogs

    can play the game

  • Test Hunting Instinct

    Test Hunting Instinct

    in your breed

  • Foster Teamwork

    Foster Teamwork

    with your dog

  • Mixed breeds

    Mixed breeds

    are welcome

  • Rats are Unharmed

    Rats are Unharmed

    in Barn Hunt

  • Got game?

    Got game?

    your dog does!

Welcome to Barn Hunt

English Cocker Spaniel Otter, Nohea River Otter, RATI, RATM VCD1, AX, AXJ, OF, TDX, MH, RN, on her way to becoming the first Barn Hunt Master dog in the country. Otter is owned by Danae Steele. Photo by Dean Lake

English Cocker Spaniel Otter, Nohea River Otter, RATI, RATM VCD1, AX, AXJ, OF, TDX, MH, RN, on her way to becoming the first Barn Hunt Master dog in the country on December 29, 2013. Otter is owned by Danae Steele. Photo by Dean Lake

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.

The Barn Hunt Office will be closed May 12 through May 22, 2014 

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