- Tracking is a canine sport where dogs recognize and follow a specific human’s scent on the ground and identify objects dropped by that person in a judged test. The sport is based on the work of tracking dogs in Search and Rescue.
- The first tracking test was part of an obedience trial held on September 13, 1937, as reported in “The Story of Dog Obedience” by Blanche Saunders.
- AKC added it’s series of Tracking Titles in 1947.
- Tracking tests are pass/fail only. The highest title is Champion Tracker.
- Tollers have a keen nose, a desire to work, and a goal-oriented nature. These qualities combine to make excellent tracking dogs.