It seems like I've fallen into a pattern of disappearing then returning to give a lengthy update on the endeavors of my two younger boys.
Nino is nearing his 3rd birthday, and after about 5 months off, he is also nearing his excellent agility title, needing only one Q for each jumpers and standard. He has already amassed 3 standard legs, but all were on the same weekend under the same judge. Because of this, we need a 4th under a different judge. I don't have any plans to do any trials before 2019, so we are on a bit of a pause
With that 3rd run under the judge that was a bit of a throwaway, we had the 5th fastest time across all heights, 3rd fastest only counting dogs that also Qd. Lots of fun! He also picked up an 8 point T2B Q that weekend (despite me not walking the course), putting him 1/5 of the way toward that title in both Qs and points.
Brisket has been shown 3 days in total and amassed some points to his championship. His first show was about 3 weeks ago where he was the only dog entry, so no points. We could have gotten a crossover point, but Winners Bitch went Best Of Breed over a special, so I wouldn't expect the judge to give us anything (BOB/WB was also his "littermate"...half sister born 2 days earlier and raised with him). He did get Best Of Breed Puppy and ended up taking 1st place in the Puppy Toy Group.
He showed again a week ago, both days that weekend. Day 1 he went and got himself a 3 point major, which absolutely shocked me given the quality of competition at the show. Multiple adult dogs in full coat...watch the winners video...baby dog sticks out like a sore thumb, but his structure and movement put him on top that day. The next day we got dumped. Not even a reserve. Judge liked poofy coat. What can ya do?
Brisket has also started his sport foundations class and LOVES it. I'm a bit behind in training actual behaviors as I focused majorly on having a puppy I enjoyed living with, but we will get there!
Friday Standard Q -
T2B Q -
Saturday Standard Q -
Sunday Standard Q (the fast one) -