Monday, December 20, 2010

Number 8 Comes Out of Retirement

Lupine is the latest of our dogs to compete on a Scent Hurdle Racing team. We have been working on it for several months now and after our practice this weekend, I think she's now ready to race! Our Due South team has taken a sabbatical for a couple of years, but will be back in full force in 2011. The really cool thing is that her liver daughter, (and Tally's grandaughter) Kona, is also going to be on our team. Kona is amazingly fast and caught on very quickly that she had to bring her dumbell back, using her nose to find the right one.
Lupine is the third of our dogs to wear the "number 8" jersey for the Due South team.

Tally in her scent hurdle outfit. Tally earned her SHDX (scent hurdle excellent title). She loved to race.

Some of our Due South members back in 2005 - Tally, Buschman and Wicca. Sadly Tally and Buschman are no longer with us, but Wicca will be running on our team next year.

Our first scent hurdle racing dog, Piper. I think he earned enough points for his SHDX title as well.

Scent hurdle racing is similar to flyball, with a row of 4 jumps, except that each dog has to bring back it's own dumbell from a box at the end. There are always 4 dumbells in the box, so the dog has to use its nose to get the correct one. Teams race against eachother and are timed. It's lots of fun for the owners, dogs and audience.


  1. thanks for sharing those pictures!!!
    I didn't realize how many #8's you had :)

  2. that's so awesome Liz!

    I am glad to be racing with you guys (as is Wicca!)