Thanagar Mudi had a chaotic, stressful, and very SUCCESSFUL weekend at the Bluegrass Classic in Lexington, KY. My dogs were fantastic. They KILLED it.
Saturday was the Mudi Club of America specialty, and I showed Swift and Puffin. Puffin looked terrible post-puppies so no surprise we didn’t get much love, but Swift was on her game. She showed beautifully and was such a happy girl, and the judge saw what a lovely dog she is and awarded us Winner’s B for a 5 point major!! I nearly lost it but kept it together until after the show.
Flicker and Sas were on dock duty for this event, and both came out on top the days we jumped. Flicker won best jump in the Master division on Saturday, and Sas won best jump in Master (Lap) for the same day. Sas also earned an invitation to regionals (we won’t make it) but that’s now two years in a row that Sas has gotten invites.
Junco’s job for the weekend was lure coursing. With the exception of one flubbed run (he caught the lure, I was not happy), he improved his times each day and finished the weekend with a new personal best run of 7.33 seconds = 27.91 mph. This should move him to first place in the FCAT rankings for the breed if I’ve done my math correctly. Junco won 2nd fastest of the day on Saturday and fastest Mudi on Sunday.
The Thanagar home crew weren’t the only big winners in the family this weekend! Crash and Nightjar, brothers from our Gamers litter earlier this year, both attended the Mudi specialty this weekend with us.
Crash showed in conformation each day and ended the weekend with a Reserve Winners Dog in the Monday show! He also got to try playing around on the dock and gained a lot of confidence in a short time. Crash was mellow and happy all weekend and we’re super proud of him!
Nightjar did NADD dock diving and rocked it! This was his second event ever, and a completely new dock and environment. Nonetheless, Jar set a new personal best of 9‘2” and won the Novice division award for farthest jumping Mudi on Saturday.
The boys were thrilled to see each other again and played all weekend. These guys are a big part of our program’s future and we couldn’t be happier with their progress.
Thanks to everyone who supported me, the club, and the breed this weekend. It was wonderful to finally meet such great friends from around the country, and snuggle all the pups. I’m really proud of MCA and our members.