We are sad to report of the death of a well respected member of our tracking fraternity, mentor and past tracking judge. Isobel Cant...she was one to mentor many with her knowledge  and will be greatlymissed
Vale    Isobel

Prior to the formation of The Tracking Dog Club of South Australia Inc. in 1978 and its running of its first trial in 1980, trials were run only on request by obedience clubs, mostly SA Obedience Dog Club Inc. but also Southern Districts Kennel and Obedience Club Inc. and German Shepherd Dog Club Inc. SAODC ran its first trial in National Park, Belair, on 26th May 1962 with three qualifiers viz. Doug Kemp’s Orpington Marie CDX, John Moroney’s Morny Panda Carmel CD and Jack Trevor’s Prince Regent of Saxony CDX.

If you have not renewed your membership by 4/3/16 then a rejoining fee is payable on reapplication to join


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TITLE APPLICATIONS  for Titles within SA
Get everything you need at link below

Official email address of club     mailto:satrackingdogclub@gmail.com

Webmaster                                     mailto:l_castle@optusnet.com.au 


Tracking is the art of teaching your dog to find people who are lost. You don't have to be very young, or super fit. Neither does your dog. You don't have to have a dog who has excelled at Obedience Classes. Both you and your dog need an average level of fitness, enjoy walking in the bush and are happy to be out in all types of weather. You need to have a bit of spare time. Your dog has plenty and will enjoy sharing it with you. The equipment you will need is a good pair of "wellie" boots and a wind and waterproof coat. A groundsheet big enough to sit on. A thermos of coffee/tea and a mug. Your dog will need a harness and at least a 10 metre lead. A water bottle and a bowl to drink from. Some food rewards. A towel and a hairbrush if your dog has long hair.

We delight in your success! 

Members enjoying the 2016 mid season dinner at Belair Hotel in June.
Tegan is missing from the photo
but was also there.

Our end of season dinner will be
Fri 23rd September  6pm for 6.30 start


Badges are just $12 from Rhonda..great for sewing onto your coat  / dog's wet weather coat  / bags / clothing / etc


Fri 23rd September 6pm for 6.30 Belair Hotel  End of Season Dinner

Fri 11th November 7pm    TDCSA  AGM at Dogs SA Kilburn
Please note that the AGM is definitely at 7pm and not what was published in a recent journal

Closing date              Trial Date             Day                        Type                               Location 

Submit the Dogs SA form and the Tracking Test  Info form in full  (with valid email address / phone number) to the trial manager of the schedule
in the date tabs above 

Dogs SA entry form.pdf Dogs SA entry form.pdf
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Tracking Test Information 2016 9.pdf Tracking Test Information 2016 9.pdf
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Entries Tracking Trials & Track & Search 
Members $30     per trial   per dog       
Non Members $50 per trial    per dog

 . After a Trial  "TRACKING  DOGS"  
          just want to have FUN!"

   TRACKING                     TRACK   AND   SEARCH

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What prerequisites are there for entering a tracking trial?"
Dogs must be registered with Dogs SA or equivalent in your state. No obedience qualifications are necessary.

"What tracking titles are available?"
Tracking Dog (T.D.) Tracking Dog Excellent (T.D.X.) and Tracking Champion (T.Ch.)

"How many different tests are available?"
In order to qualify for Tracking Dog (T.D.) there are three tests. Test 1 is approximately 400 metres long with two changes of direction. There will be one article placed on the track. Tracks 2 & 3 are approximately 800 meters with a minimum of two changes of direction. There will be two articles placed on the track. The dog must find at least one article and the tracklayer to pass. For test one & two the handler is able to nominate the tracklayer. After this, all tracklayers will be unknown to the dog.

To qualify for Tracking Dog Excellent (T.D.X.) there are three tests and you must have your TD title. Tests four and five are 1000 meters with a minimum of four turns and test six is 1200 meters with a minimum of five changes of direction.

To qualify for Tracking Champion (T.Ch.) there are two tests and you must have your TDX title. Test seven and eight are 1200 meters with a minimum of six changes of direction with 3 articles on the track. The age of the tracks varies between a minimum of 20 minutes for Test One to a minimum of 90 minutes for test seven and a maximum of up to three hours for a test seven.

In 2009 a new series of tests were introduced open only to dogs with the title of Tracking Champion, (T.Ch) These new titles are Track & Search Dog (TSD) and Track & Search Dog Excellent (TSDX) The Tracking Dog Club of South Australia Inc. introduced track and search trials in 2010  

Additional tests 7-10 have been added to the ANKC rules for Track and Search with the title Track and Search Dog Champion (TSCH) being gained after successful completion of test 8 and Track and Search Grand Champion (TSGrCH) being gained after successful completion of Track 10

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