Autumn field trials
This year again in autumn: hunting trials of the Austrian Beagle Club!
It is now a tradition that we are there every year. This time I should lead Merlin - Vienna Calling Young Merlin (owner: Petra Eckrich) on a field trial on hare. He came from Germany especially to take the exam and he dutifully faced the tasks. In addition to bullet resistance, obedience and leash ability, he could also be tested on a hare, he searched very well, followed the trail with sound - just as it belongs to a beagle. We even registered him for another day in advance, but that was no longer necessary after the result.
We are not hunters, and our dogs do not hear a shot before an exam, they do not hunt rabbits in everyday life - our puppies are not consciously influenced by hunting stimuli either. But when breeding a hunting dog breed, it is very important to make sure that we keep the original facilities and have them checked over and over again.