Scamper Detectives Barn Hunt Club

Welcome to Barn Hunt

Barn Hunt is the new and quickly growing dog sport catching fire across the country! Barn Hunt is based on the traditional roles of many breeds in ridding farms, barns, crop storage areas, and homes of destructive vermin. Some breeds were specifically created to fill this role, and for many of those breeds, Barn Hunt provides their first true opportunity for responsible breeders to test proper working traits in their dogs. Barn Hunt is also open to any dog of any breed, or mix, who wishes to play the game and can fit through an 18" wide by bale-height tall tunnel. Barn Hunt has levels of increasing difficulty, with titles, and championships. Barn Hunt is an independent sport, but titles are recognized by both the American Kennel Club (AKC) and United Kennel Club (UKC).

Barn Hunt is committed to creating a safe and fun sport for dogs, that also holds rat care at the highest level of consideration. The rats used in Barn Hunt are often beloved family pets. They jump eagerly into their safe, comfortable aerated tubes and truly enjoy interacting with the dogs.

We're a great sport for older dogs, and older people too! Tripod dogs can compete, and so can deaf dogs. To get started first read the rules, then find a club near you, or even think about forming your own club. You can also find events on the event calendar. We hope you try it, we think you'll like it!  Reference BHA website

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Barn Hunt Brochure

Canine Adventures has been involved with Barn Hunt since April 5th, 2014. Our Barn Hunt instructor Tenille Gross has titled 6 dogs in Barn Hunt. And has coached countless other Barn Hunt teams to their own titles. Tenille also attended the Barn Hunt Nationals in September of 2016 where she and Ross was ranked in 8th place!

Visit our Facebook Group page at Scamper Detectives Barn Hunt Club.

Upcoming Trials

June 22 & 23, 2019

  • In conjunction with the Detroit Kennel Club AKC Dog Show at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.

  • Two days, 4 Trials

  • Trial will be held in Novi, MI.

  • 4 Crazy 8s

  • 4 Instinct Runs

  • Registration opens March 1, 2019

  • Premium (Click Here)

July 13 & 14, 2019 Fun Test

  • Two days, All levels!

  • Anderson Farm, Belleville, MI

  • No BH number needed

  • Enter any level, multiple levels, as many as you want.

  • Registration/Premium

October 5 & 6,2019 (Planning)

  • Anderson Farm, Belleville, MI

TLCC Dog Training has been involved with Barn Hunt since April 5th, 2014. Our Barn Hunt instructor, Tenille Gross, has titled 4 dogs in Barn Hunt her first year and has coached countless other Barn Hunt teams to their own titles.

Rj (American Pitbull Terrier) RATCHX, CZ8P2G, RATNX

Ross (Kerry Blue Terrier) RATCHX11, CZ8P5

Ares (German Shepherd) RATCHX2, CZ8P2G

Huckabee (Chihuahua) RATO, CZ8S

Mattie (Dachshund) RATO

Over the Rainbow Bridge

Roanan (American Pitbull Terrier) RATN

Arlo (Belgian Malinios) RATS