Most recent accomplishment: FH 1/SPH 1 86 p passed 29 May 2018
- Fantastic photo by Hanne Rasmussen

The DKK working breed programme

Below you will find Baxi's accomplishments in the working programmes approved by the Danish Kennel Club and organised by the working breed clubs. We have trialed in the Danish Dobermann Club and the Danish German Shepherd Club.

The programme is overall based on IPO exercises, and depending on the level, there are fewer or more exercises. I limit Baxi's work to tracking and obedience. 

 

Title

Date

Venue

Tracking

Obedience

Total

FH (SPH 1)

29-04-2018

Kreds 82-Karlebo

86

 

86

SL1 (IPO1)

20-08-2016

Kreds 46-Køge

96

77

173

FP (BH)

06-04-2015

Kreds 35-Svendborg

   

Passed

Beg.prøve AB

07-09-2014

DDK-Gribskov

81

91

172

Beg.prøve B

03-07-2014

DDK-Gribskov

 

88

88

The DCH programme

Below you will find Baxi's current accomplishments in the DCH programme.

We started competing in the B-class and with two results above 160 points, we are now in the A-class. To move into the Elite class, you need two competition results of 260 points or more. 

Level

Date

Venue

Result

Placement

B class

12-04-2015

Svendborg

171,40

6 of 29

B class

16-08-2015

Vordingborg

177,90

6 of 38

 

Herding

Baxi started his first herding lesson when he was 6 months old. After 4 lessons we took a winter break and returned in the spring. Then we took a seminar with the same instructor and I had to admit that it was way too much for my injured knee to cope with. Our instructor offered me to handle Baxi, but at this point I was suffering from way too much pain to even think about herding. I returned with Baxi the following year and had complete faith in our instructor to handle Baxi in a dog friendly way.

Baxi has developed his herding skills slowly. In spring 2016 we agreed that we needed to change our approach and tell Baxi to stay focussed. After four sessions we saw a major change in his skills. Now Baxi began to stay focussed, listened and slowed down his pace a bit.

Today (spring 2017), Baxi's handler tells me that he is a pleasure to work with. From the start Baxi showed excellent problem solving skills; now Baxi also displays a good understanding of most of the jobs in the take pens as well as around the shutes. He is defitely better at fetching sheep than driving - he simply seems to find it more interesting.

Late July 2017 our handler afsked me if she could use Baxi to locate four missing sheep in a steep paddock with trees and shrub in the corners - his first real working assignment in an unfamiliar paddock. Baxi wasn't perfect but did okay, found the sheep and helped to bring them back to the training pen and paddock. 

For videos see below.

Herding