We travelled out to Olive Branch to support the young club out there. Json won Specials/BOB one day and was 2nd place the next. Fable was last one day and second to last the next. Peanut enjoyed hanging out and cheerleading from her fancy pen set up! If I mathed right, with this trial Json has surpassed 100 Bowens Points this year! He's my first dog to do so and I'm so proud of him!
Had a ton of fun with GANG for their Halloween Lure Coursing Trial in Georgia! Json won the specials stake each day to finish his Lure Courser Excellent (LCX) title! He is my first dog to earn the title and I'm so proud of him! Json also won the costume contest for his Borat costume. Fable ran well and only big brained a little bit placing 3rd and 5th.
Fable and I competed in our very first Dryland Mushing competition, even if it was virtual. Fable did so well despite the early morning and cool weather. We even placed 6th! Very proud of my moose puppy!
We attempted a new event! Two dog canicross! We signed up for a 10k and less than 1k into the event the boys nearly took me out completely. Unfortunately, it meant that we hobbled through the rest of the race, but we finished and the boys did so well!
The crew and I went to our very first ASFA II in Virginia! We had a lot of fun! Json placed 5th and 3rd place in some top notch competition. Fable placed 6th and 5th place. Fable also got to be the test dog for the Gillette stake and had tons of fun!
We travelled to Yellow Springs, OH to attend OKIGO's ASFA Trial. We've never been to the trial site before but it was lovely (and you could get DoorDash and UberEats delivery!). We had a great time running with great dogs and helping a friend get her two started. Json won Open on Saturday to finish his ASFA FCH! This also qualifies him to enter the Gillette Stake at the ASFA II! Fable ran well and placed 3rd in the Field Champion stake for more points towards his LCM! Sunday the boys ran well with Json placing 3rd and earning his first points towards his LCM. Fable had already figured out the field and showed his creative side! Now we have a break until the ASFA II!
Photos by Split Second Photography
We had a great time at the Gazehound Association of the Smoky Mountains Birthday Bash event! There were 3 days of AKC trials and an AKC judges seminar. I'm so proud of the boys and how they ran!
We went up a day early so I could attend the AKC Judges seminar. It was informative and a great learning opportunity! I also got to do some apprentice judging!
Saturday we had 19 Ibizans entered and had a split stake in Specials and a major in Open. Json won his stake and went on to win BOB! Fable showed off all of his big brain cells and didn't place. Sunday the boys decided to be matchy-matchy and both were 4th place in their stakes. Monday Json had an okay preliminary run, then came back strong to win 2nd place in the Specials stake (we had lost the split stake)! Fable once again showed everyone his creativity and didn't place.
Photos by Shamrock Studios
We travelled all the way to Pennsylvania for the UCBSC ASFA Trial and Dean's Birthday Bash this year! The weather was beautiful, the food was good, and the company even better! The boys ran so well despite the long drive up. Fable won the Field Champion stake both days, earning 20pts and 2x competitive first place finishes towards his LCM title. Json went above and beyond winning Open and Breed both days earning 24 more points (to bring him to 92pts out of the needed 100pts). Json was also the only dog at the trial who ran for Best In Field both days. I'm so proud of the boys and how they handled themselves!
Json earned his first agility titles! We entered our local AKC ACT trial where Json was entered in two runs of ACT1 Standard and two runs of ACT1 Jumpers. Json went above and beyond my expectations by qualifying in all 4 of his runs with just one fault and earning both his ACT1 and ACT1J titles! We have some more work to do before he's ready to debut in big kid agility but I'm so proud of how far he's come in such a short period of time!
We travelled to Limestone, TN for the CAHC AKC Lure Coursing trials this weekend. The boys did great! Json won the Special Stake on Saturday and was 2nd on Sunday, adding 8pts towards his LCX and two more legs towards his MC. Fable ran well and was 5th on Saturday and 4th on Sunday after a 3-4-5 runoff. I wasn't able to get photos of the boys during the trial, so here are a couple from last week!