Terriers In Paradise-Hawaii
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We are Terriers In Paradise-Hawaii. We are an American Kennel Club recognized club that has been around since 1991 and the FIRST to bring AKC earthdog events to Hawaii. Come and join us for a fun filled season of Earthdogs! If you have a small terrier, dachshund, terrier mix, or dachshund mix, you are welcome to join us at our earthdog events. Please feel free to forward to others who may be interested. Please email BJsReverie@aol.com if you want to be added to the TIP-H earthdog list. Mahalo!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is earthdogs?
It is a test of hunting instinct designed for small terriers and dachshunds. www.duffyscavern.org is a great resource!
Why should my dog earn this type of title?
A well balanced dog has a title at BOTH ends of its name. A breed championship denotes that a dog is a good representation of its breed. An earthdog title is a performance title. It denotes that this dog can do what it was bred to do. There is also the issue of boredom - a working dog is a happy dog.
My dog is not AKC registered. Can he still participate?
Non-AKC registered dogs and dachshund/terrier mixes will be allowed to participate in Fun Days and AWTA test only. If your dog is a pure breed go to www.akc.org for registration information. If you need additional help obtaining AKC registration, please contact Lynn at BJsReverie@aol.com for assistance.
I tried coming to a fun day but my dog wont perform. What can I do?
COME AGAIN!!! It is common for dogs to need several outings to get the hang of working. Maybe your dog was too young when you brought him out the first time. All our members are always learning new ways to bring the hunting instinct out in dogs. We bring in judges from all over the United States and are constantly learning new training techniques. Give us another try and give your dog another chance!
I have a Jack Russell terrier and Im confused about AKC registration. Can you help me?
The AKC has now recognized 2 types of terriers, the Parson Russell Terriers and Russell Terriers. The Parson has longer legs and can be shown in ALL AKC events. The Russell Terrier is shorter legged and can be shown in AKC companion dog AND earthdog events. If your dog has a foreign registration, you may go to www.akc.org for foreign registration forms. If you have reason to believe your dog is pure breed but do not have registration papers go to www.akc.org and look up PAL/ILP registration. If you need help with registration, contact Lynn at BJsReverie@aol.com for assistance.
What is a PAL?
PAL/ILP stands for Purered Alternative Listing/Indefinite
Listing Privileges. If your dog lacks any type of registration papers
and you believe your dog to be pure breed, you may apply for an PAL/ILP
number for your dog from the AKC. This will allow your to dog to participate
in AKC companion dog and performance events. You may go to http://www.akc.org/reg/ilpex.cfm
for more information.
For all of those new EarthDog enthusiasts (and old alike)
What everyone needs to bring to an Earthdog Event:
1. Water, drinks & snacks for you and your dog(s)
**If you are able to help us with digging tunnels or coming early the day of the event to set up tents or help with registration, contact Lynn at 672-9876 or BJsReverie@aol.com.
Please come and join us! We always welcome new members! I can email an application if you are interested. With more members, we may be able to hold more events. We are approved by the AKC to hold ALL AKC performance and companion dog events. This includes earthdogs, obedience, rally obedience, agility, tracking. We are concentrating on earthdogs because we are the only ones in Hawaii sponsoring these events. There are other clubs holding all the other events.