ABOUT THE TRACKER
"TRITON"
TRITON IS A BAVARIAN MOUNTAIN HOUND IMPORTED BY HIS OWNER (A.J. MINNS) FROM
SFORA NEMRODA KENNELS IN POLAND.  TRITON WAS  BORN ON JANUARY 1, 2008 AND
FLEW HOME WITH A.J. ON FEBRUARY 21, 2008 TO HIS NEW HOME IN THE TEXAS HILL
COUNTRY.
TRITON BEGAN HIS BLOOD TRACKING TRAINING ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AFTER ARRIVING IN
TEXAS.  AT EIGHT WEEKS OLD HE WAS FOLLOWING DEER LIVER DRAGS IN THE BACKYARD.
BY SIX MONTHS OLD TRITON WAS COMPLETING UP TO 18 HOUR OLD TRACKS 400 - 500
YARDS LONG( KEEP IN MIND THIS WAS IN A VERY HOT AND  DRY JUNE AND  JULY). TRITON
IS CURRENTLY WORKING TRACKS UP TO A MILE LONG THAT HAVE AGED UP TO 48HRS.

UPDATE:
TRITON RECIEVED HIS UBT-II CERTIFICATION IN FEBRUARY 2011.
WHY A BAVARIAN MOUNTAIN HOUND?

"The Bavarian Mountain Hound is a specialist tracking hound used for tracking wounded large
game, whether it is for following up after a badly placed shot or for R.T.A’s. Breeds of gundogs are
also used for tracking injured/wounded game, for example, the German Shorthaired Pointer and the
German Wirehaired Pointer to name just a couple. These breeds are very apt at tracking and very
versatile in other disciplines of gundog work. The B.M.H is a ground scenting hound which can be
used where other dogs have failed. Any dog can be taught to track fresh game, but the BMH will
still be able to track 48hr old tracks and older. It has been bred for its scenting ability on cold scent,
it’s determination to hunt & find wounded large game."

"The Bavarian Mountain Hound (Bayerischer Gebirgsschweisshund)  are descended from the
original hunting dogs, the 'Bracken' have the finest nose for following ground scent and trail; they
are firm on scent, have a strongly developed will, to follow a trail and readily give tongue on scent.
Only the most reliable and perseverant Bracken were chosen from the pack to be used on the
leash to search for the lost trail of the hunted game.  From those most calm and biddable Bracken,
the Liam Hounds (Leithunde, working only on natural, cold scent) and the 'Scent Hounds'
(Schweisshunde, the so called 'spoilt Liam Hounds', working the trail of wounded game) were later
bred.
Through crossing of genetically fairly close breeds at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th
century, the present day Hanovarian Scenthound evolved.
After the Revolution  in 1848, in fact, after the break up of the large hunting estates and the
replacement of the previous hunting methods by stalking and hiding (waiting for the game) and at
the same time with the improvement of the firearms, the dog was needed 'after the shot'.  
Specialised in firmly working on the leash, one could not dispense with the loud chase,
perseverance and keenness, especially in mountain regions.  There the Hanovarian Scenthound
proved too heavy.  To achieve the desired accomplishments, even in difficult mountain territory,
Baron Karg-Bebenburg, Reichenhall, bred the racy and ennobled lighter Mountain Scenthound
after 1870, by crossing Hanovarian Scenthounds and red Mountain Scenthounds.  More and more
these dogs ousted other breeds from the mountain regions so that the Bavarian Mountain
Scenthound is , today, the classical companion for the professional hunter and game keeper."

(FROM THE BAVARIAN MOUNTAIN HOUND SOCIETY WEB PAGE)
http://www.bavarianmountainhoundsociety.org.uk/
"Because of its superior nose, responsive temperament and medium size, there is a strong possibility
that the Bavarian will become one of the major tracking breeds on this side of the Atlantic."

"In Europe, for good reasons, the Hanover Bloodhound and the Bavarian Mountain Bloodhound are
considered the true blood tracking specialists."

Tracking Dogs for Finding Wounded Game
Author John Jeanneney
Teckel Time Inc.
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