6 March 2012

20 = 10 = 1

After another grueling five days of outdoor rally-obedience trials at the Fiesta Cluster in Scottsdale, AZ, where we had high winds, cold and heat, Tyro finished his AKC Rally Advanced-Excellent (RAE) title. This weekend entailed ten trials (two per day), one each in Excellent and Advanced classes, and required him to pass in both classes to each 1 leg .  Ten legs are needed to complete an RAE title.  Hence, 20 trials / qualifying scores = 10 legs = 1 title.

Earlier in February, Tyro earned his first 5 legs of the 10 needed.  Amazingly, he completed his RAE titlein just two weekends  within a five week period.  I've never completed an RAE so fast! In total, he was entered in 20 rally trials and successfully passed ALL of them, the majority with 1st to 4th placements.

On the final day, March 5th, of the Fiesta Cluster, he scored  84 / 100 in Excellent B (he got up on the honor when I said his name, resulting in 10 points off - aaaarrrgh) for a 2nd place finish (he would have been 1st if he had done the honor exercise correctly) and then scored a perfect 100 / 100 in Advanced B and 1st place.  What a great way to finish his title!  Tyro is my 4th Vizsla to earn an AKC RAE title.  Way to go Tyro!!

And his weekend was made extra special because, Kathy Rust, the owner/breeder of Tyro's sire,  "Hudson" (Am/Can/Int'l CH Kizmar Touch of Evil CD JH RE) was at these shows from N. Dakota judging conformation and so she had a chance to see him.

Exhausted from earning his RAE title


  1. Congratulations, Uncle Tyro !!!

  2. Wow - another fantastic performance by an incredible team. Great teamwork you two! Congratulations.