Alabamaearthdog Tests Completed Sunday Nov 12, 2017
 
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 The 2017 Alabamaearthdog Trial started on Friday Nov 10th with an afternoon of supervised practice for all classes followed on Sat and Sunday by three AKC earthdog events and ended at noon Sunday the 12th .   

  The weather was terrific, considering the recent decrease in earthdog entries across the country, the entries were  plentiful, the handlers were from all extremes in age, geography, and earthdog experience, and some excellent and  exciting earthdog work was observed. 


 The judges were superb in their evaluation of the performances and where appropriate gave the handlers good advice, especially during the practice sessions on Friday and Saturday afternoon.   

 Alongside the serious dog work, opportunities for socializing and fun were plentiful and included visiting with old and new friends, Carolyn Peake's Brunswick Stew at Saturday noon was excellent as was a good cup of coffee available throughout. The excellent facilities of the Escambia Equestrian Center enhanced both socializing and the serious work of the dogs.


    Many thanks to all our entrants and to the many volunteers that made this a smooth running and enjoyable time


   Complete Report With  Results to follow later.

The Alabama/Gulf South Border Terrier Club was organized in 2009 to provide support and structure for a great deal of Border Activity being carried out individually in this area. The original focus of the club was to continue the earthdog tests that had been conducted for years by Pat Quinn at Foxley, her home east of Fairhope, Alabama.
      The club activities and this web site have reflected this initial focus on earthdog. There is now occurring an expansion geographically as well as increasing interest in a broader range of activities such as breeding, conformation, agility, tracking, etc. A number of young people have become involved and are actively participating in earthdog and conformation, and are showing interest in other performance events.
     To more closely represent the expansion taking place, this web site will continue to provide information about earthdog but will expand to cover other interests as they develop. This will be reflected by providing additional columns and links to information specific to those other interests.

     Following the Earthdog tests in Nov 2013, several key leaders expressed a desire to turn over their responsibilities to others. Monica Errico stepped forward to serve as Earthdog Test Committee Chair and with the able assistance of veteran Test secretary Rebecca Coale, did an admirable job of planning and conducting the annual earthdg tests at the Escambia County Equestrian Center Nov 8&9 2014. and Nov 7&8 2015.. 

   Officers for 2015 &2016

    President: bert Peake

    V. Pres: Mike Mossy

    Secretary: Suzanne North

    Treasurer: Carol Haugland

    Board of Directors: Rebecca Coale, Norma Mullins, and Paula Steele