11 November 2012

Tortoise and hare (sorta)

Everyone knows the fable of the tortoise and the hare by Aesop in which the tortoise wins the race after being challenged by the hare.  Well, this weekend, I sorta had a kind of tortoise and hare situation in agility trials in Arizona between 9-year old Miska and her 4-year old daughter, Diva.  Diva, the younger, faster Vizsla didn't do as well overall as her older, sometimes slower mother Miska.  By at the end of the weekend, each brought home a new title but Miska brought home more qualifying scores and more rosettes in AKC (American Kennel Club) agility than Diva!  And because Miska didn't have so many wrong courses than Diva, her times were often much faster than Diva proving that in agility, accuracy is often better and worth more than speed!

Miska - total score 4:
  1. 1 new title - Novice Standard Preferred (NAP) (score of 100 & First place)
  2. 1 Q in Novice FAST Preferred (score of 66 & First Place)
  3. 1 Q in Open Jumpers Preferred (score of 95 & Second)
  4. 1 Q in Open Standard Preferred (score of 90 & Second)

Miska with the weekend's rosettes.

Miska's two Firsts (blue) and two Second (red) place rosettes. Her new title rosette is in the centre.
 Diva - score of 2:

  1. 1 new title in Novice Agility Jumpers (NAJ) (score of 90 & Second place)
  2. 1 Q in Novice Standard (score of 90 & 3rd)

Diva's rosettes


  1. Congratulations on the new titles!

    1. Thank you. Breeder-mom was very thrilled with the successes of the weekend!!

  2. Well done! Your dogs have had a great year in all sorts of venues. I envy you & them!!

  3. Way to go, especially to your 9-year old Miska!

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    1. Bodi has big paws to fill, following in his mama's pawsteps!!