Is the traditional pursuit of testing your terrier’s ability to “go to ground” and hunt! This is the favored Performance Event of Welsh Terriers.

Along with a new devotion to dogs in the United States has come an event made for Welsh Terriers; The Earthdog Test or Den Trial. These events are held all over the country and are sanctioned by the American Kennel Club, the American Working Terrier Association, and various working terrier clubs. No experience is necessary and a friendly, helpful atmosphere is the name of the game.

These tests range from a simple artificial wooden tunnel, 10 feet in length and a generous 9 inches square, to fabulously complex super earths just for fun. At the end of the tunnel is the Welsh’s modern adversary. The Welsh Terrier can bark and carry on in complete safety facing a couple of tame laboratory rats in a secure cage. Most come to see the earthdog trials as the highlight of their lives.

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