Barn Hunt Irish Setters
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Barn Hunt officially began in April 2013 with their very first event and is the exciting new sport for dogs of all breeds that tests the natural hunting instinct in your dog.  Dogs are required to successfully complete all 3 elements to earn a qualifying leg at each level.  Barn Hunt is not an AKC event, but AKC does recognize all Barn Hunt titles except Instinct.

The elements are:
Climb - The dog must put all 4 feet on a bale of straw.
Tunnel - The dog must navigate a tunnel constructed of straw bales, tunnels are 18 inches wide and about 22 inches tall and vary in length and the number of turns as you progress up thru the levels.
Find the rat(s) - Rats are hidden in PVC tubes to keep the rats safe, there are empty tubes, tubes with only rat bedding and tubes with live rats hidden out on the course.  Dogs need to indicate the tubes with the rat(s) to the handler and the handler must correctly call the rat find to the judge.  The number of rats that must be found increases as you progress up thru the levels.

Here is a list of the Barn Hunt titles with a brief description of each.

RATI - Barn Hunt Instinct - dog is only required to correctly indicate the live rat tube, 1 qualifying leg required
RATN - Novice Barn Hunt - bales can be 2 high, tunnel is straight, 1 live rat tube, 2 minutes allowed on course, 3 qualifying legs required
RATO - Open Barn Hunt - bales can be 2 high, tunnel has one turn, 2 live rat tubes, 2-1/2 minutes allowed on course, 3 qualifying legs required
RATS - Senior Barn Hunt - bales can be 3 high, tunnel has 2-3 turns, 4 live rat tubes, 3-1/2 minutes allowed on course, 3 qualifying legs required
RATM - Master Barn Hunt - bales can be 3 high, tunnel has at least 2 turns, 1-5 live rat tubes, 4-1/2 minutes allowed on course, 5 qualifying legs required

Following are the Irish Setters that have earned Barn Hunt titles.  (verified Barn Hunt Assoc. records thru 01-06-19)
Dusty at a Barn Hunt trial - March 2017
Hope at a Barn Hunt match - March 2014
I have gotten very involved in the sport of Barn Hunt and hold practices at my home.  It is a lot of fun to see people come out with their dogs, very unsure if their dog will actually hunt a rat, then a few short weeks later they are qualifying and placing at an actual Barn Hunt trial.  Several  teams that practice regularly with me are competing at the Senior and Master level.  Two have earned their Championships.  Of course in order to offer practices, I've had to get some pet rats.  I have to admit that I quickly bonded with my rats, they actually enjoy working with the dogs and are very friendly and easy to handle.
Registered Name

CH Courtwood Doin' It My Way CD RAE AX OAJ NF RATI
PACH Redfeathers Priceless MXP4 MXPB MJP5 MJPS PAX NFP RATI
CH Windrose Kissed Under The Mistletoe RATI
GCH CH Mi Jean's Vixen JH RATI
GCH CH Kinross Cinnabar CD BN RN OA OAJ AJP NF RATI
CH Mi Jean's Psst! Pass It On JH RATI
Woodglen Holly My Valentine RN CGCA RATI
Flipadan M&M's 100 Grand RATI
Flipadan John's Loyal Companion RATI
Flipadan M&M's Sasprilla RATI
CH Kerry Ann O'Shenandoah CD RA JH RATI
Flipadan M&M's Kit Kat RATI
Miss Phantom LC Almond Eyes BN RN RATI
Miss Maggie May Mookie BN RN RATI
CH Redfeathers Raising The Bar MXP4 MXPB MJP4 MJPB OFP CGC TKN RATI
Fyreside Belles Beauty Keeley NA NAJ RATI CGC
Captiva Wish Come True AX MXJ RATI
Stars 'N Stripes Forever Meant To-Be RATI
CH Willowbrook Holiday Ribbons N Bows JH NAP NJP RATI CGC
Maui RATI
CH Pompei's Easy Way of Going NAJ RATI
Red Tail Little Miss Sunshine RATI
Captiva Somewhere In Time RATI
CH Denbydale's The Time Lord RN RATI
Captiva I See Fire RATI
CH Lake Effect's Eagle When She Flies RATI
CH Deban's You Can't Tax This
Bellarose CGCA RATI
Call Name

Aiden
Hope

Lexi
Sophie
Vixen

Gossip
Holly
Grande
John
Sassy
Kerry
Kit
Eyece
Maggie
Ava

Keeley
Maddie
Toby
Ribbons

Maui
Alee
Claire
Finnigan
Ryan
Edward
Izzy
Troy
Bella
Sex

D
B

B
B
B

B
B
D
D
B
B
B
B
B
B

B
B
D
B

B
B
B
D
D
D
B
D
B
Date Earned

10-26-13
06-28-14

09-20-14
11-01-14
11-01-14

11-02-14
11-08-14
03-15-15
04-10-15
04-10-15
04-10-15
04-12-15
06-20-15
06-21-15
07-11-15

10-25-15
11-29-15
01-16-16
02-13-16

03-26-16
10-02-16
10-08-16
10-30-16
10-07-17
10-29-17
05-18-18
10-19-18
11-11-18
Rat Instinct (RATI) Irish Setters
Novice Barn Hunt (RATN) Irish Setters
Registered Name

CH Courtwood Doin' It My Way CD RAE AX OAJ NF RATI RATN
MACH5 Redfeathers Saratoga MXG2 MJC2 OF T2B RATN CGC
CH Windrose Kissed Under the Mistletoe RATI RATN
CH Kerry Ann O'Shenandoah CD RA JH RATI RATN
CH Mi Jean's Psst! Pass It On JH RATI RATN
Fyreside Belles Beauty Keeley NA NAJ RATI RATN CGC
Redfeathers Raising The Bar AXP AJP OFP RATI RATN
Woodglen Holly My Valentine RN RATI RATN CGCA
CH Willowbrook Holiday Ribbons N Bows JH NAP NJP RATI RATN CGC
Captiva Wish Come True MX MXJ NF RATI RATN
Wicklow Play to Win RATN
Avon Farm Here Comes The Sun RATN
Finnegan Ponderosa Oredland RATN
CH Huntersglen Cukier Center of Attention NA RATN
Redfeathers Kick The Dust Up RATN
Redfeathers Kick It Up A Notch BN RATN CGC
CH Denbydale's The Time Lord RN RATI RATN
Captiva Somewhere In Time RATI RATN
CH Lake Effect's Eagle When She Flies RATI RATN
Captiva I See Fire RATI RATN
PACH4 Lake Effect's Miss American Pie MX AXJ MXP21 MXPC2 MJP17 MJPG2 PAX6 OF T2BP2 RATN CGC TKN

Call Name

Lexi
Kerry
Ribbons

Molly
Finn
Ava

Holly
Finnigan
Sex

D

B

B
B
B
B
B
B
B

B
B
D
D
D
B
D
D
D
B
D
B
Date Earned

06-13-15
06-21-15
06-25-16

10-28-16
11-06-16
11-27-16

05-19-17
01-13-18
#1

#2

#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9

#10
#11
#12
#13
#14
#15
#16
#17
#18
#19
#20
#21
#1
#2

#3
#4
#5

#6
#7
#8
#9
#10
#11
#12
#13
#14
#15

#16
#17
#18
#19

#20
#21
#22
#23
#24
#25
#26
#27
#28

Open Barn Hunt (RATO) Irish Setters
Call Name

Aiden

Sophie

Lexi
Kerry
Gossip
Keeley
Ava
Holly
Ribbons

Maddie
Molly
Canyon
Finn
Kasey
Dusty
Ranger
Ryan
Finnigan
Izzy
Edward
Peach
Date Earned

10-27-13

05-10-14

02-01-15
04-12-15
04-12-15
10-31-15
11-15-15
12-12-15
02-14-16

02-28-16
06-04-16
06-18-16
11-06-16
12-14-16
03-18-17
03-18-17
10-07-17
10-28-17
05-19-18
07-21-18
11-18-18
#1
#2
#3

#4
#5
#6

#7
#8
Sex

B
B
B

B
D
B

B
D
Registered Name

CH Windrose Kissed Under the Mistletoe RATI RATO
CH Kerry Ann O'Shenandoah CD RA JH RATI RATO
CH Willowbrook Holiday Ribbons N Bows JH NAP NJP RATI RATO CGC
Wicklow Play To Win RATO
Finnegan Ponderosa Oredland RATO
CH Redfeathers Raising The Bar MXP4 MXPB MJP4 MJPB OFP RATI RATO CGC TKN
Woodglen Holly My Valentine RN RATI RATO CGCA
Captiva Somewhere In Time RATI RATO

Ranger at a Barn Hunt trial - November 2016
Senior Barn Hunt (RATS) Irish Setters
Registered Name

CH Windrose Kissed Under the Mistletoe RATI RATO
Finnegan Ponderosa Oredland RATS
Wicklow Play to Win NAP NJP OFP RATS CGC TKN
Woodlen Holly My Valentine RN RATI RATO CGCA
CH Kerry Ann O'Shenandoah CD RA JH RATI RATS
Captiva Somewhere In Time RATI RATS
Call Name

Lexi
Finn
Molly
Holly
Kerry
Finnigan
Sex

B
D
B
B
B
D
Date Earned

06-17-16
03-26-17
04-08-17
07-13-17
10-08-17
07-21-18
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6

Ava at a Barn Hunt trial - November 2016
Master Barn Hunt (RATM) Irish Setters

Call Name

Finn
Molly
Sex

D
B
Date Earned

08-13-17
10-28-18
#1
#2
Registered Name

Finnegan Ponderosa Oredland RATM
Wicklow Play To Win NAP NJP OFP RATM CGC TKN