We’ve had a busy month of dog sports!
May started off with a fun conformation show in Pinehurst, NC on Mother’s Day weekend – we took the four “youngsters” (Swift, Puffin, Junco, and Flicker) and everyone had a good time. Swift was awarded Reserve Winners Bitch, and the younger dogs had great experiences in the ring. Sunday, we relaxed with an UpDog Challenge disc event for Junco and Sas.
Our sweet boy Junco celebrated his first birthday on May 20, so on the 21st we traveled to his first official Fast CAT event. His first runs on record were 25.65 mph and 26.13 mph. The next weekend, we drove up to Virginia for two more FCAT runs, and Junco nailed the final points needed for his BCAT title! His runs came in at 27.3 mph and 27.46 mph, and he is now Csudacifra Goncol BCAT. This boy is fast and he’s only going to get faster as he matures.
After our Virginia trip, we headed to Teamworks in Youngsville, NC for a NADD dock diving competition. My goal was to let Flicker and Junco get acquainted with a new dock and location, in preparation for an upcoming qualifier event. Junco had a blast and left with two good baby dog scores – 7’9” and 10’11”. He is building his confidence on the dock and we expect him to just keep getting more air. The real surprise of the day was Flicker, who started off with a 9’ practice jump and finished with two amazing scores of 16’6” and 19’!! Flicker now has the best scores of any female Mudi in the United States for dock diving (second best female is Swift at 16’9”).
Hang in there, we’re not done yet…
Sunday after dock diving, we loaded the whole crew up and headed to Pilot Mountain for an UpDog Challenge disc event hosted by Jam’min Dog Sports. Our team had great scores across the board, but the highlight was Swift setting a new personal best in Frizgility, earning the top score of all dogs who played that day. Flicker also earned her first recorded points in Throw N Go.
Finally, this previous weekend our girls showed in the Salisbury and Hickory Kennel Club shows in Concord, NC. On Friday, Puffin was awarded Reserve Winners Bitch, and on Saturday she took Winners Bitch for a 3 point major! Puffin is officially our first pointed conformation dog and we’re so proud of our beautiful, sweet girl. Swift took Reserve WB behind Puffin.
Our next event is the Teamworks NADD qualifier – wish us luck!