Southwest Tracking Association
of Metropolitan Houston, Inc.

An AKC Licensed Club

STA's Objectives:

  • promote the training of purebred dogs and their handlers;

  • conduct, support and promote tracking tests and sanctioned tracking matches under the rules of the American Kennel Club;

  • sponsor seminars, workshops and other related events;

  • encourage and promote the training of tracking judges; and

  • disseminate knowledge regarding tracking and encourage the organization of independent local tracking clubs in those areas where there is sufficient interest to meet the requirements of the American Kennel Club.

Accolades -- OUR CHAMPION TRACKERS!

6/10/2017 - Tom Hacholski and
CT CH Tilbury’s Tomorrow's Another Day of Pal
"Scarlett" (Dalmatian)
Judges: Darlene and John Barnard
DeKalb, IL

3/19/2017 - Kathleen Milford and
CT Bailiwick Vivian, CD BN RE TKI CGC
"Vivi" (Pembroke Welsh Corgi)
Judges: Jack Sappenfield and Jon Bishop
Houston, TX

1/15/2017 - Jeff Shaver and
CT CH Blackwood French Connection
"Connor" (Rottweiler)
Judges: Darlene Barnard and Linda Baschnagel
FT. Worth, TX

1/1/2017 - Kathy McLemore and
CT
Adamas Dancing Silver Star, VCD3 BN GO MX
MXB MXJ XF "Dance" (Doberman)
Judges: Carol Clark and Jeff Shaver
Houston, TX

1/1/2017 Pat Sayles and
CT
Irish Coffey Shades of Green II
"Kelly" (Beagle)
Judges: Carol Clark and Jeff Shaver
Houston, TX

1/11/2015 - Jeff Shaver and
CT CH Blackwood Driving Miss Daisy "Daisy" (Rottweiler)
Judges: Stephanie Crawford & Linda Baschnagel
Ft. Worth, TX
 

12/28/2014 - Pat Jones and
 VCCH
Dal-Rhe River Run Irreplaceable UDX2 OM4 RAE TDU SH MXG MJS XF "Presto" (Golden Retriever)
 Judges: Jeff Shaver & Sally Elkins
Houston, TX

03/23/2014 - Gayle Mahar and
CH CT Southlake Hey Porter, BN RA CGC
"Max" (Basset Hound)
Judges:  Jeff Shaver & A J Knoll
Ft. Worth, TX
03/23/2014 - Marki Barta and
CT Black Bosim, TDU, "Drak"(Boxer)
Judges:  Jeff Shaver & A J Knoll
Ft. Worth, TX

1/13/2014 - Jeff Shaver and
CH CT Blackwood Midnight Cowboy (Rottweiler)
Judges:  Mitzi Young & Darlene Barnard
Ft. Worth, TX
03/24/2013 - Pat Sayles and
CT William Sayles, VST TDX OA OAJ RN (Beagle)
Judges:  Connie Austin & Uly James
Tulsa, OK

01/13/2013 - Karen Yates and
CT Mellowrose Glad All Over, VST TDX JH CD RA (Labrador)
Judges:  Beth Walker & Charlene Dunn
Bedford, TX

01/01/2012 - Jeff Shaver and
CT Harmony Crosby Stills & Nash
OA OAJ AXP AJP (Cocker)
Judges:  Sally Elkins and Carol Clark
Houston, TX
Houston Obedience Training Dog Club

03/13/11 - Pat Jones and VCCH (CT MACH OTCH)
Goldenloch Force Ten RAE MH OAP OJP WCX ODHF ADHF "Stormy" (Golden Retriever)
Judges:  Darlene and John Barnard
Overland Park, Kansas
Gr. Kansas City Dog Training Club

04/25/10 - Jeff Shaver and
CT CH Evrmor's Rose Madder Blackwood (Rottweiler)
Judges:  AJ Knoll &
Kathryn Marshburn
Denver, Colorado
Denver Foothills Tracking Association

09/14/08 - Tom Hacholski and
CT Tilbury’s Cinnamon Splash of Pal
(Dalmatian)
Judges:  Anne Hershey, M.D.
&  Kiki Lamb
Denver, Colorado
Columbine State Poodle Club
 
01/20/08 - Jeff Shaver and
CT CH Blackwood Langolier
 (Rottweiler)
Judges:  Carol Clark & Sally Elkins
Bedford, Texas
Dachshund Club of America
06/23/07 - Jeff Shaver and
CT Blackwood Jack Frost
(Rottweiler)
Judges:  Darlene Barnard
& John Barnard
De Kalb, Illinois
Glenbard Obedience Training Club
05/20/07 - Tom Hacholski and
CT CH Tilbury's Dream Quest of Pal (Dalmatian)
Judges:  Jerry Lewis & Allison Platt
Golden, Colorado
Denver Foothills Tracking Club

04/22/07 - Jon Bishop and
CT CH Kennlee Energizer Bunny
(Irish Setter)
Judges:  Anne Hershey, M.D.
& Carol Pernicka
Denver, Colorado
Denver Foothills Tracking Association

11/26/06 - Sandra Shaner and
CT R and D Tetanus Lockjaw
 (American Staffordshire Terrier)
Judges:  Linda Bryan & Art Twiss
Houston, Texas
Southwest Tracking Association

 

STA Events Calendar




STA Annual Meeeting
Rudy's Barbeque - 21799 Katy Freeway
(just east of Mason on the South Feeder Road)
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 4:00 pm

 

The flooding from Hurricane Harvey makes it impossible for us to have a workshop on the weekend of September 23-24th as we had originally planned, but our bylaws require that the club hold its annual meeting in September. We will be voting on Board positions and discussing details of our future tests. We will gather on the covered, outdoor patio at Rudy's, which is dog friendly! Please join for great food and fellowship so we can move forward with the business of the club.

 


TD/TDX Tracking Test* pending AKC approval
George Bush Park

November 5, 2017 (closes Oct 26th)
Contact: Glenda Robbins
Judges: Tom Hacholski and Kathleen Milford

 

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NOTE: we are monitoring the conditions at Bush Park due to the recent flooding. If we are forced to move the test we will announce the new site prior to the closing of this test.

 


TDU/VST Tracking Test* pending AKC approval
University of Houston

November 26, 2017 (closes Nov 16)
Contact: Sally Elkins
Save the date - info coming soon.

 


TD/TDX Tracking Test* pending AKC approval
Anderson, TX

January 7, 2018 (closes Dec 28th)
Contact: Kathy Daniel
Save the date - info coming soon.

 


TDX Tracking Test* pending AKC approval
Anderson, TX

February 11, 2018 (closes Feb 1st)
Contact: tbd
Save the date - info coming soon.

 


TD/TDU/TDX Tracking Test* pending AKC approval
George Bush Park

April 22, 2018 (closes Apr 12th)
Contact: Marsha McCaddon
Save the date - info coming soon.
 

Other Tracking Tests
Check here for a partial list of tracking tests in and around our area.
Check here for a complete list of all AKC Tracking Tests.
  
STA Meeting Notice
The date/location for STA's next meeting will be announced soon.  Watch our Facebook Page or email list for more information.
  
Ready to Certify?
Check here for member judges in the Houston area who can certify your dog. 
  
Looking for an AKC Judge outside the Houston area?  Try using the AKC's searchable database of judges.
Resources
Explore AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS of local test sites.
STA T-SHIRTS and SWEATSHIRTS are now available for sale online.
Check out our Links and Resources page for instructions on how to join one of the tracking discussions lists and information about Texas Snakes.
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