First Jagdterrier to earn UGRACH title!
We are proud and happy to announce a goal we once thought was unachievable. Rocky came to us as a 4 1/2 month old puppy, after being in two other homes that did not work out. We knew nothing about the Jagdterrier, so I did plenty of research and learned that they are mainly bred for hunting and have high energy and drive. He has also proven to us his loyalty and eagerness to please.
Our veterinarian who gave him to us recommended agility. That was 8 years ago, and I didn’t even know what agility was. (I thought it was teaching your dog to jump through hoops.) Rocky and I pursued the sport with gusto, soaking up all we could from trainers, publications, and “trial and error.” It has been great to help Rocky focus on a job and be tolerant of other dogs and people. He especially loves the tunnels and jumps, while contacts have been our nemesis. He has also enjoyed several years of Terrier Racing as the biggest dog on the course!
It has been a very fun (and sometimes frustrating) ride on the UKC circuit, and we often came home with more to work on! The atmosphere with UKC clubs is welcoming and upbeat, and we could not have done this without the encouragement and support of friends and fellow competitors. So to all of you who know and love Rocky from inside or outside his “force field”, Thank You for seeing this through with us!
Bay de Noc Kennel Club, October 26, 2013; Judge: William Quandt, Sr.
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Lea Ann Elliott
East Jordan, MI
Not only did my little 8 pound papillon earn a "Total Dog" at the All American Bulldog Clubs weight pull and conformation show Saturday, October 12, he won their "Triple Crown BIS". What an Honor to bestow on my 8 1/2 year old guy who went on to earn three 20-point pulls that weekend. He earned his UWPO Title as well. Thank you to the judges and the entire club. It was worth the drive.
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At the Garden State Kennel Club shows on July 5th and 6th our whippet Rio---Ch Sportingfields Bermuda Shorts was RBIS multi-breed show at show 1 under Michele Wachob, at show 2 he was BIS multi-breed show under Kimberly Himes and on Saturday at show 1 he was BIS multi-breed show under Antonio Raposo. This is our first whippet showing UKC and are very happy with his success so far. He is currently ranked (tied) #2 whippet as of August 27, 2013. He also achieved 2 other RBIS multi-breed wins at the Delmarva kennel club shows back in March 2013.
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