Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2013 Performance Dog Recap

Titles the MR Pack Earned in 2013
This is the lineup of title ribbons for 2013 - 9 for Spice and 1 for Grace.  During 2013, we experienced the loss of one pack member (Grace) and gained two new members (Striker and Kirk).  Achievements for each dog are summarized below:
  • Grace earned her OAP and retired from agility in spring 2013.  Grace and I also walked into the Utility ring in 2013 - a first for both of us.
    Grace OAP
  • Spice started her agility career in late 2012.  In 2013, Spice earned 4 AKC titles (Nov FAST, Open FAST, Nov JWW, and Nov Standard), 2 USDAA titles (Starter Relay and Starter Snooker), and 3 Teacup Titles (Games 1, Standard Beginner, and Standard Intermediate).  In addition to agility in 2013, Spice tried earning legs toward her CD but a mishap during stays by another dog is requiring more confidence building before Spice is going to "stay" on one side of the ring will I move to the other side of the ring.  She is also training in herding and tracking - we hope to begin testing/trialing in those venues in 2014.
    Spice's best weekend of 2013 - High in Trial in Teacup Agility at Canine Sports Academy
  • Striker joined us in spring 2013 at almost 10 years old.  He is training towards in BN, RN, and TD titles.  He also seems to be having a second puppyhood playing with the younger dogs - he is currently galloping across the den tossing a rubber bone and chasing it.
    ASCA/AKC CH Encore's Special Forces (Striker)
  • And last, but not least, Capt'n Kirk joined us in fall 2013.  He is training in rally/obedience, agility, tracking, herding, and conformation.
    Flagtree's Cleared for Takeoff  (Capt'n Kirk)