Archives for 2011
Burton du Loups du Soleil AKA Beto…….Mondioring Brevet, 92 points.
Brando (Bogan x Joujou) earned his BH the weekend before Thanksgiving. This is a pass/fail combination obedience & temperament test for those that don’t play in Schutzhund. We had a great time. I was very happy with Brando’s happy attitude and focus.
I wanted to send out a HUUUUUUUGE congrats to Brittney Vickers and her dog, Vixen (A-litter, Pi x Lareina)! Their team, Rocket Relay, just won the multi breed division at the Canada vs America Championships!!! What a proud moment for LDS malinois!!!!!!!! YAHOO!!!!
Xoey passed her cadaver dog test with NAPWDA — the North America Police Work Dog Association. This is a national organization that tests to LE standards. The test went for 3 days.
Xoey is now Certified Cadaver Dog, NAPWDA.
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.
Don’t miss David Letterman Friday night September 23rd — dock diving champions Vhoebe and Lisé Ann will be featured!
At the Big Sky Working Dogs (Montana) trial this weekend, Lexi (aka Olexa du Loups du Soleil) took High Tracking (95), High Obedience (90) and low protection (80p) for a 265 for her IPO 2. Vise du Loups du Soleil took High Protection with a 93 p and got his SchH 1 with a nice performance for his handler (Peter DeKok) and Peter’s first ever SchH title! Go Loups du doggies!
Vise’s SchH1 protection:
Helper Craig Lewis; Judge USA Al Govednik
[Lexi IPO 2 Tracking] httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE_W0HTjXZs
[Lexi Obedience IPO2] httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXxr_PYtKbA
Here are the titles Rebel has so far: SchH3, MR1, CGC. We are still training and competing so I hope to add to those titles yet. Rebel was 2nd in the 2009 USA Western Regional Championships at the SchH1 level, 2nd at the DVG Western Regional Championships at the SchH2. He was 2nd at the 2011 USMRA National Championships at the MR1. He has also been high in trial numerous times in schutzhund club trials, as well all 1st place MR1 at least 3 club trials. We are now waiting to hear if he made the USMRA World Team which will travel to Switzerland this fall. We should know later next week.
On 10/20/10 Vixen earned the 1st leg MR1 at Rogue Ringsport, Trial in Harris MN under Ann Putegnat 167.5
On 3/19/11 Vixen NQ’’d as a MR1 at the National Championship in Huto TX under Iris Remund I forgot the guard in the DOH, and whistled her back and lost the entire exercise because she wouldn’t out …oh well, it was fun, exciting and a great experience for us 149.5
On 6/12/11 Vixen earned the 2nd leg of the MR1 at Atlas K9 Mondioring Trial in Oxnard, CA under Valeer Linclau 166
On 5/21/11 Vixen earned the BH at the OG Indianapolis Schutzhund and Polizei Trial in Indianapolis, IN under Mike Hamilton
Yep, you’re really in the right place. Lodestar Graphics (samie jones) is working on the new Loups du Soleil website! We’ll be working on it over the next few weeks, starting with security, adding data, and finally working on layout and design.
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