3 March 2013

Jumping Queen

You are the jumping queen, young and sweet, no Vizsla has-been 
Jumping queen, feel the beat from the tambourine
You can soar, you can wrap, having the time of your life
See that girl, watch that scene, diggin' the jumping queen 
(apologies and thanks to ABBA)

Miska was just awesome and we had a great time at this weekend's Fiesta Cluster agility trials held at Westworld in Scottsdale AZ.  She obtained a total of 4 qualifying scores to complete two American Kennel Club titles: Open Standard Agility Preferred (OAP) and Open Jumpers Preferred (OJP) ALL with scores of 100, 100, 95, 95 and first place finishes!!  Back in November she had earned her first legs for each title.  These are Miska's 29th and 30th titles to date and her registered name is getting longer and longer and longer!!  That's a wonderful thing!

I moved Miska up to the Excellent level today and I was very hopeful she would Q.  She didn't but only because she missed the entry to the weave poles in both classes. A single mistake in Excellent costs us a leg so each run must be perfect Apart from the weaves, the rest of her two runs were clean!!  So I was thrilled with her performance in the Excellent class even though we didn't qualify.  And I was so happy I didn't get lost on the course (my biggest fear and problem).  We haven't worked the weaves a whole lot apart from just getting her to do 12 successfully.  Now I know we have to work on entries to the weaves from all different angles but I know she will be successful.

Here are a few scenes from the trials this weekend.

Diva and Miska keeping cool at the agility trials



  1. Congratulations Miska-Mom !!!

  2. Is there anything that Miska can't do? Congrats :)

  3. Barks of approval here from Stella. Way to go Miska and Sylvia!

  4. What a great team!! Way to go.

  5. Very well done!! And what cute jump stands too.


  6. Thanks everyone. I am very happy with my girlie - Miska has certainly proved herself to be very versatile & is still going strong at 9.75 yr of age. Yes, the jump panels were creative & fun!