Barn Hunt

Barn Hunt tests the ability of dogs to locate aerated tubes containing live rats within a hay bale maze, mimicking the historic purpose of our breed as rat-catchers and general purpose farm dogs.

The team must complete a tunneling and climbing effort, and locate the correct tube with the live rat within course time to receive a qualifying score. 

Beginning with the the optional instinct (RATI) title, teams can progress through Novice (RATN), Open (RATO), Senior (RATS), Master (RATM), and to Champion  RATCH.  Barn hunt is not an AKC sport but they do recognize the titles via their event titling program for a fee.

barn hunt titlists

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CH Dabney’s Fair Warning RATI, RATN, RATO, RATS

Ch Dabney’s Pink Gardenia RN BN CGC RATI

GCH Dabney’s Something to Talk About RN, RATI RATO

CH Nevars Pixis RATI RATO

Windamir Jersey Devil BN RE RAT

GCH CH Spirits Ceriinan Enebys Chevelle CD BN RE NA NAJ CGC RATI

GCH CH Nevars Miss Behavin

CH Windamir’s Haute Couture V Carabella PCD BN RA CA RATS CGC

CH Diamond Bay A Chevelle Bentley Tribute RN CA RA  RATN

Windamirs Jersey Devil BN,RE, RATN,CGCA

DGCH CH Nevars Northern Lights RATN

CH Hickson Psyche’s Charm RATN

GCH Oakwoods Who’s That Girl, RATI

Ch Larcons Fire Marshall RATN

CH Oakwoods Leather and Lace RATN

CH Aritaur BiBi Dahl RATI

GCH CH Immer Treu V Oakwood Braveheart RATN RN

CH Angelsun Attract Attention RATO

CH Windamirs Welcome to the Dark Side CGC, RATN

GCHB CH Immer Treu v Oakwood Braveheart RN FDC BCAT SWN RATN CGC TKN

Ch Windamirs Ottoman Emperor TKN RATN

Oakwoods Della Rosa RN MX MXJ MJB OF T2B CGC TKN

CH Dabney’s Lime Ahhhhhh Rita! ACT2 CGCA CGCU TKN

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To find an upcoming Barn Hunt event, or to learn how to prepare for an event visit the Barn Hunt Association website.