Fever’s official photo with judge Linda Kip from yesterday. She finished her AKC Agility Championship, and Qed in and won all classes she was entered in! Love my Fever, she is a perfect dog! She got extra goodies and attention and then a trip to the big lake for trail walking and running and swimming on the beach. It was a great day with my GREAT dog! Thank you to Michael Ellis for breeding and choosing her for me. And her title is dedicated to her father Feist, owned by Lisa Maze, for being the incredible dog he is and inspiring me to choose a LdS dog.
Fever with her first place ribbon for handily winning the Hybrid 16″ preferred class at the AKC 2014 National Agility Championship.
Taz and I went to an agility trial at the beginning of the month. She ended up with 3 firsts and a second out of 4 runs. I got many compliments on Taz and her work ethic. You will note that I was able to layer the weave poles between the jump and myself. She is a great dog.
Carole Eklund, California Central Coast
Taz finished the requirements to be a Grand Champion last weekend in Portland, Or. She was handled by Jean Gauchat-Hargis. She qualified for the Eukanuba Invitational show in 2011 and this will also qualify her for 2012 but we aren’t going to Florida. We are pretty much done with conformation and are concentrating on agility for now. Our next trial is March 3, 4 & 5.
-Carole Eklund, California Central Coast
Sylvie-Ch. MonAmi Take Fire at Cavalier RN
Otr-GCh. Cerulean Dreams of de Haviland RE, CD (1 CDX leg, 1 PT leg)
Taz-GCh. Tazmania du Loup du Soleil RN, NAP
Here is a super jumpers run from last weekend. I am so happy with this run since it has been very hard for us to Q in this class. Usually one dropped bar (which is a failure) or a handling mistake. Over the summer we have been working on Susan Salo’s jumping program since it was apparent we were missing something. I have seen great improvement on Fever’s take off points and striding in practice and it is evident in this video as well. She looks very balanced and smooth, not launching herself early toward the jumps as in the past. I love the squeaking she does when she wants to GO FASTER!! And right before the tunnel look at her dig in and accelerate! Ground speed is her forte.
She won this large and competitive class with a time of 22.51 seconds on a course time of 42 seconds and 157 yards. That is 6.97 yards per second! It was a super fun course that was flowing and allowed different handling options. I almost chickened out on the long lead out push, but glad I didn’t. This run made my whole weekend and we were one missed Aframe contact away from a QQ.
Cindy and Spitfire aka “Fever” earn their AX (AKC agility excellent standard title) on Saturday with a first place finish. Well done guys!