ORKC held its first Tracking Dog Test (TD) on Sunday, December 5, 2004. In 2021, the club made history when it became the first club to hold a VST test in Tennessee. We are very proud of this accomplishment and grateful for the dedication and sacrifice by the many volunteers who make it possible to hold these tests.
Oak Ridge Kennel Club strives to:
- Promote tracking training of our purebred dogs
- Disseminate knowledge regarding tracking training
- Conduct classes for the training of dogs and their handlers
- Hold and support tracking tests, exhibitions and matches under the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club
- Promote cooperation and good sportsmanship among its members in the training and exhibition of dogs.
Prior to entering a TD or TDU test:
A written statement must accompany each entry for a licensed or member tracking test for any dog that has not previously passed an AKC TD or TDU test.This statement must be dated within two years of the date the test is to be held, signed by either person approved to judge tracking tests, or by a person/ evaluator who has handled a dog to a TDX or VST title within the last ten (10) years, and must certify that the dog has satisfactorily performed a certification test.
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