Respectfully submitted by Libby Myers-Buhite and Joanne Williamson, BCCA Agility Co-Chairs
This year we drew up a proposal for the place of the new AKC Preferred Classes in the BCCA Register of Merit program, which was accepted by the BCCA Board. Joanne Williamson also sent recommendations for change to the AKC Agility forum, chaired by Sharon Anderson.
The Agility Committee fosters the sport of dog agility through publication in the Beardie Bulletin and the Bagpipes. All AKC Titles and BCCA Awards are published in the Bulletin. The Beardie Agility Diehards (BAD) pay for all agility pages above the yearly allotment and for the publication of USDAA, NADAC, CPE, and UKC titles as well. Over the last eight years the Diehards have sponsored 87 pages in the Bulletin and contributed $8,295 toward publication. These extra pages are considered "ads."
The BCCA website's Agility Section contains agility articles and a link to the Beardie Agility Diehard website. (www.beardieagilitydiehards.org).
The BAD website, started on New Year's Day 1998, has a large section devoted to BCCA Agility, listing the current BCCA Agility Committee, the complete list of all BCCA Agility Award winners since 1996, the Register of Merit for Agility, all of the BCCA National Specialty results with pictures, starting with the first trial in 1996, and the annual reports. Regional Beardie Club Agility Trials are featured as well. The website includes the 341 Beardies who have earned legs and titles in the five United States dog agility organizations. Dues paying members have pages with pictures and their complete agility statistics. All others are listed together by geographical regions. Currently there are 421 Agility Beardies on the BAD Website, including 370 at home and 51 abroad.
The Beardie Agility Line, started in January of 2000, brings together the Agility Community from around the USA and all over the world to discuss techniques, to help those new to the sport, and to share agility successes and questions. Joanne Williamson publishes the AKC legs and titles to this line on a monthly basis and the standings periodically. Libby Myers-Buhite publishes the USDAA, NADAC, CPE and UKC titles. The year-end BCCA Awards are confirmed and published to the line before being printed in the Bulletin.
4-Agility Legs and Titles earned in United States Organizations:
AKC-American Kennel Club: 322 Beardies have earned AKC legs. We now have 11 AKC Champions. 2 are quintuple Champions (MACH5) and 1 is a duple Champion (MACH2). 36 Beardies have earned "Double Masters" titles in Standard and Jumpers with Weaves, 53 Beardies have at least one Masters title, and 108 Beardies have Excellent titles.
NADAC-North American Dog Agility Council: 130 Beardies have earned NADAC legs. We now have 1 Beardie who is a multiple Champion, a Triple Elite Award Winner, and a 2000 Point Award Winner. We have 5 Superior Elite, 10 Outstanding Elite, and 30 Elite titled Beardies. 5 have earned the 1000 Point Award. 5 have earned the Open Versatility and 10 have earned the Novice Versatility Awards.
USDAA-United States Dog Agility Association: 71 Beardies have earned USDAA legs. We now have 3 Champions, 1 Accomplished Performance Dog, and 10 Beardies with Masters titles.
UKC-United Kennel Club: 23 Beardies have earned UKC legs, including 3 Champion Excellent Beardies and 4 Champion Beardies.
CPE-Canine Performance Events: 15 Beardies have earned CPE legs. Two are competing at level 5, the Masters Level.
The BCCA Agility Committee would like to recognize and congratulate Leslie Dawson-North and Heather, Aceilidh's Chase N Some Thrills, OA, OAJ, ADC, SGDC, AG.X. They were invited for the second time to be on the Canadian Team at the World Championships, this year in Spain. Last year in Italy, Leslie and Heather came in 19th among the very top dogs in the WORLD!
The BCCA Agility Committee would like to recognize and congratulate the winner of two of the top BCCA Agility Trophies for 2004, the Diehard and the Jumpers with Weaves trophies:
Sarah Halsey and Wizard, MACH4 Anasazi Secret of the Wizard
The BCCA Agility Committee would like to recognize and congratulate the winners of the BCCA Denia Award for 2004:
- Linda Porter and Bailey, Ch Oakengates Irish Cream, AX, MXJ
- Jana Dozet and Star, Ch Spindrift Catch A Risa Star, AX, MXJ
The BCCA Agility Committee would also like to recognize and congratulate our six new AKC Champions and our new AAC (Agility Association of Canada) Champion who are Beardie ambassadors to the all-breed world of dog agility:
6- Goals for 2005-2006
The BCCA Agility Committee is currently discussing the place of the Preferred Agility Classes in the BCCA Awards Program in relation to the trophies and certificates. We will soon be making recommendations to the Board for approval. We also need to plan a new base for the Denia Award. as it is nearly filled with plaques.
The Agility Committee thanks Joanne Williamson for doing the AKC statistics and BCCA Awards, Karen Barrett for the MACH ribbons to be brought to the Specialties, the Beardie Agility Community for the Diehard Trophy, Emily Venator and Glenn Hamilton for the Denia Award, Beth White for the Jumpers with Weaves Trophy in Honor of Mirage, Beth Canner for the Ryan Awards and the Relay Banner, the Florida Club for the Sunshine Award, and Cindy Alspaugh for making the Agility Certificates this year. We also thank Lillian Esposito for doing such a fine job with agility publications in the Bulletin and Susan Lybrand for her editorship of the Bagpipes. We thank Sharon Prassa for chairing this year's National Specialty Trial and Relay and Maryann Szalka for being Chief Ring Steward for the Specialty. It has been a pleasure working with all of you!
Libby Myers-Buhite of Santa Clara CA, Co-Chair
Joanne Williamson of Boxboro MA, Co-Chair
Karen Barratt of Galveston TX, former Co-Chair
Jack Buhite of Santa Clara CA
Beth Canner of Seminole FL, First Agility Chair and AKC Judge
Carol Carlsen, Oxford, MI
Ann Chandoha of Marble Falls TX
Leslie Dawson-North of Langdon, Alberta, CKC Judge
Charles Gibson of New Caledonia MI
Sarah Halsey of Fallbrook CA
Linda Porter, Hagerstown, MD
Sharon Prassa of Sacramento CA
Michele Ritter, Saylorsburg, PA
Christiana Taylor of Auburn WA
David Williamson, Pearland, TX
Last updated 6 March 2006
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