Shadowfax's Lone Star Belle

AX MXJ NF CGC HIC

National Specialty Agility Trial 2014

HIGH IN TRIAL for Standard and Jumpers with Weaves


Razzle Bella-DN33556002-Bitch-4/15/12

BENTLEY-CH Brynmar's Take My Breath Away RN HT OA AXJ NF HICs VX (DN13309506) x
Brandmar Happy Singing Dancing (DN18470102)

Breeder: Karen Drummond (Shadowfax)

Owner/Handler: John Youngblood of Suwanee GA



AKC DN33556002

Standard Agility

 9/06/13  Novice A 20" Leg 1       100    2nd/7      37.40'/63.00'   130   4.01     
 9/15/13  Novice A 20" Leg 2        90    1st/8      34.65'/67.00'   139   4.69
10/05/13  Novice B 20" Leg 3        95    2nd/9      36.38'/73.00'   154   4.90    NA
10/27/13  Open 20" Leg 1            90    4th/7      49.60'/64.00'   156   3.50
11/03/13  Open 20" Leg 2            95    2nd/3      37.55'/62.00'   152   4.67
11/10/13  Open 20" Leg 3           100    1st/6      32.68'/60.00'   145   5.24    OA

 9/29/14  Excellent 20" Leg 1      100    1st/8      37.30'/63.00'   180   5.59    HIT
 2/07/15  Excellent 20" Leg 2      100    1st/10     36.62'/66.00'   188   5.95
 3/07/15  Excellent 20" Leg 3      100    1st/17     38.19'/64.00'   182   5.48

 9/13/15  Masters 20" Leg 1        100    1st/21     39.44'/63.00'   180   5.23    23pts
10/17/15  Masters 20" Leg 2        100    4th/27     35.63'/62.00'   178   5.81    26pts
 1/30/16  Masters 20" Leg 3        100    1st/31     35.02'/65.00'   187   6.22    29pts
10/22/16  Masters 20" Leg 4        100    1st/38     36.09'/61.00'   174   5.59    24pts  QQ1
10/30/16  Masters 20" Leg 5        100    2nd/42     34.90'/59.00'   168   5.61    24pts  QQ2
 3/11/17  Masters 20" Leg 6        100    2nd/38     37.26'/65.00'   185   5.73    27pts
 3/18/17  Masters 20" Leg 7        100    1st/33     33.25'/62.00'   176   6.23    27pts
 4/1/17   Masters 20" Leg 8        100    1st/14     34.28'/63.00'   179   6.11    28pts
 4/13/17  Masters 20" Leg 9        100    2nd/25     33.54'/60.00    172   6.03    26pts
 5/27/17  Masters 20" Leg 10       100    4th/42     36.28'/66.00'   189   6.04    29pts  QQ3

 9/9/17   Masters 20" Leg 11              2nd/35     40.47'/65.00'   186   5.24    24pts  QQ4


Jumpers With Weaves

 9/06/13  Novice A 20" Leg 1        90    2nd/5      22.72'/43.00'   128   5.63
 9/08/13  Novice A 20" Leg 2        95    1st/5      20.05'/41.00'   122   6.08
 9/15/13  Novice A 20" Leg 3       100    1st/5      16.29'/33.00'    99   6.07    NAJ
10/26/13  Open 20" Leg 1           100    3rd/7      21.67'/36.00'   127   5.86
10/27/13  Open 20" Leg 2           100    1st/7      21.26'/35.00'   124   5.83
 2/08/14  Open 20" Leg 3           100    2nd/18     24.12'/38.00'   134   5.56    OAJ
 4/11/14  Excellent 20" Leg 1      100    1st/13     28.87'/46.00'   172   5.96
 9/07/14  Excellent 20" Leg 2      100    1st/12     25.75'/41.00'   155   6.02
 9/13/14  Excellent 20" Leg 3      100    1st/8      26.26'/40.00    150   5.71    AX

 9/29/14  Masters 20" Leg 1        100    1st/20     27.97'/45.00'   170   6.07    HIT  17pts
 2/07/15  Masters 20" Leg 2        100    1st/23     28.83'/43.00'   163   5.65    14pts
 5/24/15  Masters 20" Leg 3        100    6th/50     26.97'/41.00'   153   5.67    14pts
 7/11/15  Masters 20" Leg 4        100    11th/55    27.34'/43.00'   161   5.89    15pts
 8/08/15  Masters 20" Leg 5        100    2nd/28     26.23'/43.00'   161   6.09    16pts
 8/09/15  Masters 20" Leg 6        100    1st/25     24.50'/41.00'   152   6.20    16pts
 9/06/15  Masters 20" Leg 7        100    4th/31     25.24'/42.00'   158   6.26    16pts
 9/12/15  Masters 20" Leg 8        100    6th/28     27.37'/41.00'   154   5.63    13pts
 2/14/16  Masters 20" Leg 9        100    2nd/32     24.70'/39.00'   148   5.99    14pts
 4/17/16  Masters 20" Leg 10       100    2nd/42     25.18'/40.00'   149   5.92    14pts

 5/29/16  Masters 20" Leg 11       100    11th/44    27.69'/43.00'   160   5.78    15pts
 9/10/16  Masters 20" Leg 12       100    5th/46     23.86'/40.00'   150   6.29    16pts
10/22/16  Masters 20" Leg 13       100    2nd/38     22.73'/36.00'   134   5.89    13pts QQ1
10/29/16  Masters 20" Leg 14       100    6th/41     26.20'/40.00'   149   5.69    13pts
10/30/16  Masters 20" Leg 15       100    2nd/40     26.58'/43.00'   163   6.13    16pts QQ2
 1/21/17  Masters 20" Leg 16       100    7th/38     25.92'/42.00'   159   6.13    16pts
 4/22/17  Masters 20" Leg 17       100    2nd/41     24.67'/41.00'   152   6.16    16pts
 5/27/17  Masters 20" Leg 18       100    5th/41     26.05'/42.00'   158   6.07    15pts QQ3
 5/28/17  Masters 20" Leg 19       100    5th/40     25.30'/39.00'   146   5.77    13pts
 5/29/17  Masters 20" Leg 20       100    4th/27     29.65'/43.00'   162   5.46    13pts

 9/9/17   Masters 20" Leg 21              3rd/37     29.07'/47.00'   176   6.05    17pts QQ4
9/16/17   Masters 20" Leg 22              2nd/32     25.33'/45.00'   170   6.71    19pts






Premier JWW

 10/22/16  Premier 20" Leg 1        6th/20  29.48'/40.00'   
 10/29/16  Premier 20" Leg 2        1st/13  28.94'/40.00'  Top 25%
  5/28/17  Premier 20" Leg 3        1st/11  30.31'/40.00'  Top 25%

Premier Standard

 4/24/16  Premier 20" Leg 1        2nd/12  36.21'/55.00'   Top 25%
 5/28/16  Premier 20" Leg 2        1st/21  34.21'/55.00'   Top 25%
 2/11/17  Premier 20" Leg 3        1st/21  33.33'/55.00'   Top 25%
 3/11/17  Premier 20" Leg 4        2nd/16  33.79'/55.00'   Top 25%
 3/18/17  Premier 20" Leg 5        1st/4   35.38'/55.00'   Top 25%
 5/14/17  Premier 20" Leg 6        2nd/8   33.82'/55.00'   Top 25%
 9/10/17  Premier 20" Leg 7        1st/13  37.88'/55.00'   Top 25%





FAST

11/03/13  Novice B 20"- Leg 1       59    1st/1      28.82'/32.00'
 4/10/14  Novice B 20"- Leg 2       80    1st/12     27.96'/32.00'
 5/19/14  Novice B 20"- Leg 3       66    3rd/7      35.10'/32.00'     NF

11/08/14  Open 20" - Leg 1          74    2nd/8      34.20'/32.00'
 7/10/15  Open 20" - Leg 2          77    1st/5      30.02'/32.00'

Time 2 Beat

 9/06/13  T2B Leg 1                  9    4th/30     31.44'/29.11'
10/27/13  T2B Leg 2                  9    2nd/18     26.76'/25.80'
 4/20/14  T2B Leg 3                  9    3rd/23     23.67'/22.54'
 5/10/14  T2B Leg 4                 10    1st/19     24.11'/24.11'
10/26/14  T2B Leg 5                  9    3rd/27     25.92'/24.95'
11/08/14  T2B Leg 6                 10    1st/13     26.97'/26.97'
 2/07/15  T2B Leg 7                 10    1st/14     26.55'/26.55'
 3/07/15  T2B Leg 8                  7    3rd/22     34.66'/28.87'
 3/12/16  T2B Leg 9                 10    1st/17     26.03'/26.03'
 4/01/17  T2B Leg 10                10    1st/10     25.24'/25.24'  (First by 20+ seconds)

ISC

 5/24/15 ISC Jumpers                      1st/8      29.61'/43.00'   170    5.74


QQ's

10/22/16
10/30/16  
5/27/17



UKI  D5562

Agility

3/15/16       Senior 20"                       1st/2      37.93'/55.00'        175      4.61yps        
 

Jumping

6/20/14       Senior 20"                     1st/4      33.21'/43.00'
1/8/17        Senior 20"                      3rd/25      43.78'/???              UKI Cup Biathlon
6/18/17       Senior 20"                      1st/7       33.81'/49.85'


Masters Series

6/20/14       Jumping 20"     5 penalty pts     1st/4      36.438'/46.00'       158      4.34yps  (5.02 w/o penalty)
7/18/14       Agility 20"    10 penalty pts     1st/5      37.43' /49.00'       154      3.24yps  (4.11 w/o penalty)
4/14/16       Agility 20"     0 penalty pts     1st/4      33.70'/49.00'        155      4.59yps  US Open Bye!
8/20/16       Agility 20"     5 penalty pts     1st/3      
8/21/16       Jumping 20"     0 Penalty pts     1st/3      30.95'/48.00'                          US Open Bye  MS Champion 20"
1/7/17        Jumping 20"     0 Penalty pts     7th/27     33.09'/???                             US Open Bye 2017 20"
1/7/17        Agility 20"     0 Penalty pts     2nd/27     40.19'/???                             UKI CUP 2nd Place Overall 20"

Speedstakes

1/8/17        20"             9th/31      30.22'/???
6/17/17       20"             1st/4       30.89'/48.31'       

Games

11/17/16     Power & Speed 20"  3rd/50      18.76'         UKI US OPEN Podium - 3rd Place
1/7/17       Snooker 20"        3rd/27      50pts
1/7/17       Gamblers 20"       4th/27      43pts          UKI CUP OVERALL GAMES CHAMPION 20"


US Open National Championship

11/12/15       Jumping     10 penalty pts     9th/23     33.42'/44.00' 
11/13/15       Agility      0 penalty pts     4th/27     38.09'/61.00'  
11/14/15       Agility      0 penalty pts     1st/9      39.98'/67.00'      210     UKI US OPEN NATIONAL CHAMPION 20"


USDAA U147535

Titling Events

 3/01/15  Starters Standard 22"    Leg 1    1st/10     35.43'/71.00'

 x/xx/xx  Starters Jumpers 22"

 3/01/15  Starters Gamblers 22"    Leg 1    1st/3      37.59'/45.00'    69

 2/28/15  Starters Pairs 22"       Leg 1    2nd/3      32.08'/76.00'    Score: 37.08    W/ Kauffman & Shahka  

Masters Challenge Events

 2/27/15  Biathlon Jumpers 22"              2nd/14     32.78'/34.00'    NQ
 8/15/15  Biathlon Jumpers 22"              6th/27     31.64'/36.00'    Q      162yds

 2/28/15  Biathlon Standard 22"             2nd/14     37.04'/44.00'    NQ
 8/15/15  Biathlon Standard 22"             1st/27     38.12'/52.00'    Q      203yds

 2/28/15  Biathlon Tournament 22"           1st/14     Overall Score:   94.82  Cutoff:  118.52    Q
 8/15/15  Biathlon Tournament 22"           1st/27     Overall Score:   69.76  Cutoff:  90.19     Q

Tournament Events

 2/27/15  Steeplechase 22"                  1st/18     36.05'/36.05'     Q
 8/15/15  Steeplechase 22"                  1st/22     28.90'/28.90'     Q
 8/29/15  Steeplechase 22"                  1st/14     37.50'/32.50'     Q
 5/07/16  Steeplechase 22"                  4th/11     40.16'/26.61'     Q
 2/25/17  Steeplechase 22"                  1st/24     27.45'/27.45'     Q
 2/26/17  Steeplechase 22" Finals           1st/4      21.70'/21.70'     CASH PRIZE       


"Run Fast, Have Fun & See What Happens"

June, 2013

Excited to become a member of BAD. My wife, Mary, and I are newbies to agility, and are absolutely loving it.  Mary is running our young Sheltie, Pippa Rose, and they are doing extremely well. When we added a beardie puppy to our family in July 2012, I thought it would be fun to teach her agility so that I could run at trials too. (More fun than just taking photos/videos, right?)

We are currently playing agility games daily, (foundation skills), and having a blast. Razzle Bella, (who usually goes by the call name Razzles, but sometimes is referred to as 'Goofus McGee'), loves the games and it keeps getting more fun for her as we add skills and complexity. While a Novice A handler/trainer, I am trying hard to give her a solid foundation before trialing with her. The most important thing is to have fun together and we are definitely achieving that goal.

Razzles has her own facebook page. I intend to post links to videos and images from the trials there once we get started. Right now it is mostly pictures and some videos of her everyday activities. The page was created to share her growth/progress with our out-of-state family members as well as our breeder and anyone who has an interest in our special girl.  Of course we invite our fellow BAD members to visit the site.

https://www.facebook.com/RazzleBella

My vision for agility is fairly simple, but possibly outside of the norm.  With whatever course is presented to us we will simply run fast, have fun and see what happens.  If we earn any awards/titles along the way we will of course be grateful and will celebrate, but ultimately the most important goal is to have fun and try to get better and better as a team with each run.

Thanks again for helping us be BAD!

Razzles' Agility Prep Compilation Video

September 3, 2013
http://youtu.be/BjAvINv8NDw

Razzle Bella's Debut weekend

September 11, 2013

Greetings! Our long anticipated agility debut was even more fun than I dared to imagine. This past weekend we ran fast and happy at our first agility trial and I could not be more delighted.

On the first day we ran 3 events, JWW, Standard and T2B. We got better and more confident with each run and were very proud of the final run of the day (T2B) which presented a more challenging course. I was surprised when my wife told me that our time put us in 4th place --- the 20" class had some very fast dogs and experienced handlers. The trial staff gave us ribbons as a reward for our efforts on each run, but I would have been equally thrilled with no rewards as the pleasure of running was more than enough.

The next day we knocked some bars, (handler error...I'm still learning), but our JWW run was fast and in my mind one of our most fun and best runs of the weekend at 17.72 seconds. On the final day we had a very nice JWW run which met the judges criteria for a ribbon. Our standard run had some issues as I got behind and uttered some inexplicable and undecipherable cues, but it was still fun and I learned I have to get faster and stay connected with my baby girl.

We are running again this weekend and I am hoping we can learn lessons from last weekend and maybe get a little faster, a little more consistent and a little more confident. Regardless, it is safe to assume we will again be running fast and having a great time together as we get some additional actual trialing experience under our belts.

Thanks for all you do in support of the Bearded Collie agility and the BAD site!

November 11, 2013

Razzles's NA and OA

Razzles and I began our agility trialing careers together in September as a 16.5 month old baby girl with a Novice A (EXTRA GREEN) handler. Our objectives with each trial were consistent and simple. Run fast, have fun, see what happens and learn from our experiences. It has been an absolute blast! We have especially enjoyed meeting many kind and helpful people along the way. The really great thing about agility is everyone can win. Sure ribbons are nice, but some of the best and most fun runs may not result in a ribbon or a "Q" at all. As long as the handler and dog are enjoying the moment, it is a victory and that is extra cool and makes the sport lots of fun. I thoroughly enjoyed watching talented teams earn their titles and MACHs but especially enjoyed teams who had non qualifying runs but were ecstatic because their dogs nailed a specific obstacle or goal.

Yesterday was our final trial of the year and we will not be trialing again until springtime. This seems like a good time to update our BAD page. I am grateful for the BAD website and think it is a great resource for keeping track of our results and sharing with those who may be interested.

As we end our trialing for the year, I walk away as proud as I can be of my girl. She is a wonderful companion and teammate who loves the game and runs with passion, heart and soul on each and every run. We are still new and figuring lots of stuff out, especially me. I am extremely proud of the number of talented handlers and judges who have made a point to seek me out and tell me what a wonderful dog she is and how much fun she is to watch run. I am always amused that as they walk away they are probably shaking their heads saying to themselves, "poor dog...hope her handler can someday raise his game to her level."

Looking forward to next spring and continuing our agility journey. The list of areas to improve upon that we generated this fall is EXTENSIVE, and will definitely keep us busy until the 2014 trial season begins. Thanks again for the service you give to keeping the BAD site updated and running. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!

Razzle's Blog - "A Funny Thing Happened On My Way To the Weave Poles"
 

One of my regrets of our training process is that I did not document it more thoroughly.  With the start of 2015, I decided to start a blog picking up right where we are at.  Currently, in 2015, I am working hard on raising my handling skills and a large part of this is the mental side of agility.  I have been influenced heavily by Lanny Bassham's "With Winning In Mind."  Part of what he suggests is a personal journal, so I decided to publish my journal as well as other things related to Razzles and I and agility in general.  I hope some of my fellow beardie friends will enjoy. 

https://afunnythinghappenedonmywaytotheweavepoles.wordpress.com/


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