Dachshund Club of America


The purpose of Earthdog tests is to measure the dog’s natural aptitude and trained hunting and working behaviors when exposed to an underground hunting situation. Small Terriers and Dachshunds can compete in Earthdog Tests. At an Earthdog test, the dog goes through a wood tunnel in the ground and barks and digs at caged rats at the end of the tunnel. For more information on Earthdog, click on the “Earthdog” tab at the top of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Dachshshund Club’s website: www.dfwdachshund.com/

For a visual display of an Earthdog test, view a movie of an actual Earthdog test held by the Houston Dachshund Club: Movie made by Sharon McDonald Or click here!