Diesel's Super Earth Dog Award
The handler whose dog reaches the rats in the fastest time will have bragging rights. The dog with the slowest time gets the turtle award. The fastest time between the club's two day event will be awarded a golden shovel as well as a have their name added to the club golden shovel trophy for display at club events. The gold shovel award is named after Ed Bear's Diesel who holds the record time for Super Earth and who drove Ed's passion for the sport!
|Spring 2017||No Dog||Under Water||Sorry|
|Fall 2016||Beyda||Border Terrier||John Shelly|
|Spring 2016||Harry||Border Terrier||Gail Warnick|
|Fall 2015||Beyda||Border Terrier||John Shelly|
|Spring 2015||Lil||Border Terrier||Susan Story|
|Fall 2014||Rasa||Border Terrier||Margaret Thomas|
|Spring 2014||Tiger||Border Terrier||Ken Nelson|
|Fall 2013||Pippa||Border Terrier||Gail Warnick|
|Spring 2013||Kimmi||Border Terrier||John Watts|
|Fall 2012||Duffy||Border Terrier||Stephen Ruiz|
|Spring 2012||Trill||Border Terrier||Mary Ellen Moehler|
|Fall 2011||Mabel||Border Terrier||Carolyn Schneider|
|Spring 2011||Tiger||Border Terrier||Ken Nelson|
|Fall 2010||Ranger||Dachshund Mix||Shirley Thomas|
|Spring 2010||Ranger||Dachshund Mix||Shirley Thomas|
|Fall 2009||Barron||Dachshund||C. Brady|
|Spring 2009||Nigel||West Highland||Lynn Reagan-Hull|
|Summer 2008||Earnie||Parson Russell||Julie Morrison-Frickert|
|Summer 2008||Meggie||Smooth Fox||Denise Lodge|
What on earth is Super Earth?
For those of you that have never participated before, you and your dog are in for a treat. “Super Earth” is a timed event in a complex underground series of tunnels (a maze to be more specific) with multiple exits, a false den and rats (in a protective cage of course) placed at one of multiple locations.
The Twin Springs Farm Super Earth
RREC's members built an incredible new Super Earth tunnel located at Twin Springs Farm at a location well removed from the standard tunnels and walkups. Designed by Ed Bear, the new tunnel features lots of twists and obstacles throughout the maze including an over/under tunnel, stone pit and two alternate locations for the rat box.
How to Run Super Earth
A scent line is placed leading directly to the rats. Dogs are released at the entrance and have four minutes to reach the rat. Handlers are allowed to give multiple commands and move about above ground but not on top of the tunnels. Spectators are welcome and there is no restriction on breed, age or registration of the dog. The entertainment value in watching the dogs try to figure it out is worth the entry fee! Dogs that reach the rats in four minutes or less receive a golden shovel lapel pin. Dogs are not required to work the rats, just indicate that they have found it.