Wow!! What a great bunch of working, agile, bouncing Beardies performing in the agility ring at our Specialty.
I was so proud to be a part of this agility event. The Beardies were exceptional. The average amount of time the novice Beardies had spent on training was 3 months. That is a very sort amount of time to train and still have such a great showing. Many of these Beardies actually never, I repeat, NEVER, had been on any REAL contact obstacles until the run-throughs on Saturday. And the amazing thing is they never flinched and just went about the course like they had been doing this forever.
The handlers are to be commended also. Our course space was barely legal and very tight. That meant the handlers had to make tighter turns and had very little "free" space. It was especially difficult for the higher classes of excellent and open, but the handlers were cooool about it and if there were complaints, they never reached my ears. Good sportsmanship was in abundance. The audience was patient as we changed courses and congratulated each Beardie and handler after their run.
The mistakes that were made causing most of the NQs were basically handler-induced errors, such as touching the Beardie's collar to assist them over the see-saw or overhandling with pushes into tunnels by legs, etc. All of these will pass with a little experience. I truly cannot find any fault to elaborate on. Agility was invented for our Beardies and anyne who watched the event can testify to that. The "new" AKC rules of refusals and runbys being scored eqully managed to NQ some of the Beardies, but that is happening at a lot of agility events.
I look forward to hearing from lots more of the agility handlers now that we have met. I also look forward to seeing more of you in the agility ring either as a fellow "competitor" or as a team I judge.
Now for the results:
NOVICE B 20 inch division: Leslie Dawson-North, with Buaidh Mithandril Xerox O'Jen, earned High in Trial. Leslie Dawson-North, with Bedlam's Yumpin' Yiminny, earned Reserve High in Trial. Leslie Dawson-North, with Bedlam's Catch me if You Can, earned third Place. Emily Venator, with Pandamonium's Hopelessly Devoted, earned fourth place.
NOVICE A 24 inch division: Judith H. Panzini, with Ch Parcana Piece of the Action, earned first place.
NOVICE A 20 inch division: Eileen Dinneen, with Ch O'Duinnin's Oh Delorean, CD, earned first place. Marilyn Seglins, with Ch Poebirds Just for Today, earned second place. Liz Cox, with Oakengates Havin' A Ball, earned third place. Karen Drumond, with Barmoor Bombshell, earned a fourth place.
The stats were as follows, we had 30 Beardies entered in our Agility Trial. 28 ran and 12 qualified, actually above the average on qualifiers. Many thanks to all the handlers who pitched in and helped move equipment and roll or tape matting, during our set-up time and or run through time. Many thanks to our Florida club for coming through and helping paint and decorate the obstacles as well as our club's blessings for the money used to be sure our course was indeed, magical. But please allow me to thank my "Beardie slave," husband Rick, who nailed and sawed and moved and stored equipment for the past year. He aslso served as trial secretary and more than once as a cheerleader for me. He also has demonstrated an overwhelming love of the Bearded Collie breed, as well as a great deal of respect for all the Beardie people he met at the Specialty. He was impressed at the friendliness and willingness of the more seasoned Beardie owners toward him, a self-proclaimed "newer-comer" to the breed.
9/1/96 Novice B 20"-Leg 1 100 1st
9/1/96 Novice B 20"-Leg 1 100 2nd
Open 20"-No Qualifiers
Novice B 20":
1 Kassi - Buaidh Mithandril Xerox O'Jen DL629933/01. Bitch. 5/9/91 By Bedlam Buiadh Xerox Copy - Buiadh's Scottish Mist Owner: Leslie Dawson-North. Breeder: Nellie Neil and Susan Taylor. 9/01/96 Novice B 20"-Leg 1 100 1st/ 2 Koddi - Bedlam's Yumpin' Yiminny DL62994101. Dog. 1/21/91 By Bedlam's World Class - Buaidh's Flying High at Bedlam Owner: Leslie Dawson-North. Breeder: Alice Bixler Clark and Nellie Neil. 9/01/96 Novice B 20"-Leg 1 100 2nd/ 3 Chase - Bedlam's Catch Me If You Can DL56382801. Bitch. 1/9/95 By Ch Ragtime Penosa Bardmoor Buzz, HT - Bedlam's Applause Applause Owner: Leslie Dawson-North. Breeder: Alice Bixler Clark. 9/01/96 Novice B 20"-Leg 1 100 3rd/ 4 Hope - Pandamonium's Hopelessly Devoted DL53025101. Bitch. 12/8/89 By Warwicks Bilbo Baggins - Pahari Action Brown Owner: Emily A. Venator. Breeder Tosca Dallaire Eveleigh and Emily Venator. 9/01/96 Novice B 20"-Leg 1 100 4th/
Novice A 24":
1 Travis - Ch Parcana Piece of the Action DL49961504. Dog. 9/21/93 By Ch Windfiddler's Still Cruisin - Ch Fantasy's Keepsake of Parcana Owners: Judith Panzini and Joanne Williamson. Breeders: Mrs Richard S. Parker and Carol Schiernbeck. 9/01/96 Novice A 24"-Leg 1 95 1st/
Novice A 20":
1 DeLorean - Ch O'Duinnin Oh DeLorean, CD DL37609801. Bitch. 4/17/91 By Ch Windfiddler's Still Cruisin - Ch Chelsic Limerick O'Duinnin Owner/Breeder: Eileen Dinneen 9/01/96 Novice A 20"-Leg 1 100 1st/15 2 Jussie - Ch Poebirds Just for Today BL231912. Bitch. 6/28/93 By Sheiling's D'Arque Sensation - Ch Poebird's Unto the Hills Owner: Marilyn Seglins. Breeder: Marnie Wallace. 9/01/96 Novice A 20"-Leg 1 100 2nd/15 3 Lucy - Oakengates Havin' A Ball DL5303720. Bitch. 4/21/94 By Ch Oakengate Clever Trevor - Orara's Chrystalline Opal Owner: Liz Cox. Breeder: Mary Jo Steger. 9/01/96 Novice A 20"-Leg 2 95 3rd/15 4 Shelly - Bardmoor Bombshell DL57829206. Bitch. 4/18/95 By Ch Windfiddler's Still Cruisin - Ch Bardmoor Blue Cameo, CD Owner: Karen Drummond. Breeder: Gail Marantz-Romine. 9/01/96 Novice A 20"-Leg 1 95 4th/15
Last updated 8 June 2004
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