What's New With Our Dogs .....
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March 2017 - CONFIRMED that Scotia is the #4 Rottweiler in obedience in Canada for 2016!
March 18-19, 2017 - Rose County Canine Association spring UKC obedience and rally trials held up in Edmonton, Scotia, Grady and I made the trip again and had a super time.
First off, Grady entered her first ever obedience trials, she had 2 Novice B rounds. No Qs for Miss Grady, but we now have an excellent picture of what areas are needed to be proofed better for whenever it is we enter again. Her heeling was amazing, she held her stays, and she had a happy attitude out there ... all super good! She is a slowly maturing bitch, so where we were at to this point is totally expected!
Scotia just needed one more leg for her open title for the weekend, but we were entered in all three trials to give her the best chance possible to get it. Well this girl did not disappoint. Not only did she finish her U-CDX title with a high in class, she also qualified two more times, with another high in class, a third in class, a HIGH IN TRIAL and HIGH AGGREGATE on the weekend for obedience! To say I was over the moon would be an understatement!
And not to be outdone by his mom and sister, Red was entered in his first Novice Rally trials at the show, with his momma Sada. They did excellent, and Red came away with the first two legs of his URO1 with a high in class and a second in class! Way to go!!!
March 16, 2017 - HAPPY 3rd BIRTHDAY to our 'Big Bang Theory' litter of two special babies ... hope you both had a wonderful day!
January 20-22, 2017 - Alberta Kennel Club show in Calgary, our first show of the year did not disappoint.
Grady was entered in conformation for the first time since the fall, and in only her third show weekend, and she came away from this weekend with HALF of her Canadian Championship points going Winners Bitch and Best of Winners on Friday under Peggy Gutierrez-Otero (Mexico) for three points and Winners Bitch on Sunday under Cec Ringstrom (Canada) for 2 points. Icing on the cake was that Grady also handled as though we have been taking handling classes LOL
We will start off with our usual yearly recap .... these years seem to just slip by so fast .....
2016 was busy pretty much from the get-go. Our dogs' personal achievements are listed below:
United Kennel Club Novice Obedience (UCD)
United Kennel Club Rally Obedience Level 1 & 2 (URO1 and URO2)
United Kennel Club HIGH IN TRIAL from the Open B Class
(along with 2 legs of her UKC CDX)
CARO Rally Novice (CRNMCL) - with a perfect 200 score
CARO Rally Novice Team (CRNT)
Chase Abilty (CA)
Companion Dog Excellent (CDX)
CARO Rally Novice (CRNMCL)
United Kennel Club Rally Obedience Level 1 (URO1)
Herding Instinct Certification (HIC)
Grady also earned one leg towards her Chase Ability title, we are hoping to finish that one when the season starts up again in the spring. She also passed her OFA echocardiogram with flying colors and is continuing on with her health testing in early 2017.
Her littermates, Red and Gadget were also active in 2016. Red and his owner Sada earned their Scent Detection Started and Advanced titles and Gadget earned his first point towards his Championship with his owner Katrin handling him. These boys are both from our 'British Invasion' litter.
We also sadly, lost a few of our beloved pups, including our own Seeker.
This is the reality of breeding. There are so many 'ups' but you have to pair that with many 'downs' as well ...
Onto 2017 ... hoping it will be busy, prosperous and above all else, fun!!