Level Four - Mixed Terrain Tracking Dog
1. Length; Continuous single laid track of between 500m - 700m.
2. Age; 1 hour minimum, 3 hours maximum.
3. Terrain; This level is intended to test the ability of the dog to
track over multiple and changing surfaces. Part of the track should
be laid on non-vegetative surfaces. This can include tarmac,
concrete, gravel, sand or ploughed land with no growth. One of the
turns in the track should be made on a non-vegetative surface.
Urban areas can be used for this level i.e. Business or Leisure Parks.
This land may well have been used by other people for recreational
purposes and so it will require the dog to pick out the track-layers
track from tracks left by other people.
4. Number of Articles; 3. Size and material to be suitable for the
terrain, but should not stand out. None should be placed within 30m
of a corner or the start of track. The third article will mark the end
of the track. The dog must indicate the presence of the article.
5. Turns / Corners; At least 1 both right and left. Turns can
include 45° and 90° angles.
6. Number of legs; 5 - 8.
7. Pole; One to indicate the start of the track. Another pole (or
other type of marker) may be used to indicate the direction that the
track-layer walked towards the start pole.
8. Time; No time limit. This will be left to the discretion of the
To qualify, two out of three articles must be located by the dog and
each leg of the track must be accurately negotiated without undue
interference / guidance by the handler.
There is no requirement for the dog to adopt any particular