Rat Sports are based on hunting and teamwork skills. Historically, rat catchers with their dogs offered their services to farmers to control vermin thus helping to conserve and preserve their cereals and consequently protect the inhabitants from disease. The purpose of the Barn Hunt and the Brush Hunt events are to demonstrate teamwork between the handler and his dog. The dog must display his vermin hunting ability by finding and marking rats in a barn-like or field-like setting in which straw/hay bales are used. The handler must display his ability to read the dog’s signal.
|Friday Feb 23||6:30 to 8:30 p.m.|
|Friday April 13||6:30 to 8:30 p.m.|
|Friday June 1||6:30 to 8:30 p.m.|
|Friday July 6||6:30 to 8:30 p.m.|
|Friday August 17||6:30 to 8:30 p.m.|
|Friday October 5||6:30 to 8:30 p.m.|