EverythingShedDog.com is so proud to sponsor such an awesome weekend, packed with amazing shed hunting dogs that have tremendous talent and trainers that have truly done an amazing job preparing their shed antler finding dogs! The condition did not seem ideal for finding sheds, with sub-freezing temperatures and completely snow covered ground, but the weather did not seem to affect the dogs or the trainers, there were some really fast times turned in on the first day of shed antler hunting competition.
The first day of completion consisted of 37 dogs (more than double the 2012 World Championships) that qualified for the world championships at 6 qualifying events that were held throughout 2012 and 2013 around the country. Each shed hunting dog and trainer that qualified at those events was invited to attend the NASHDA Championship event, which is being held at Tom Dokken's Oak Ridge Kennel in Northfield, MN. Of the 37 dogs that competed on day one of the event, only 20 of the fastest times will move on to compete in the finials on day two. There are three classes of contestants- Juniors, Amateur, and Professional.
There is no shortage of competition, with several returning champion dogs and trainers such as Josh Miller, Lee and Tiffany Lakosky, and Linda Profant that are bringing experience and stiff competition. Day ones competition is still underway, as I write this article and I will be updating everyone as things are finalized and we have the complete list of competitors that will be competing on day two of the North American Shed Hunting Dog Association, on Sunday April 14th 2013! We are so excited to see how day one ends up and to watch how the finals play out tomorrow!
A special thank you to Tom Dokken, all the folks at his Oak Ridge Kennels, and all the volunteers for putting on such a classy and well run event!
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