Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wedneday is WinsDay! #1

 
Join us for WinsDay and show off your dog showing/trialing/training pictures and stories.  Show off your ribbons, tell us about your latest training triumph or ask a burning dog show question you're dying to hear others' opinions on.

WinsDay is not just the place to show off ribbons.  Maybe you learned something new about a breed or dog sport that you'd like to share.  Maybe your dog earned its CGC or you started working on a new level of obedience or agility.  Maybe you mastered doorway manners or housebroke your new puppy.  These are all wins, celebrate them with us!

My win this week is mailing in Taco's CGC form!  He passed his CGC on November 21st, but I just got around to mailing in the form to make his title official.  Yes, I paid the extra few dollars to make it official.  Why?  I guess I like seeing those very first title initials after the dog's name, it breaks the ice for all the others that are sure to follow.  I'm awfully confidant, aren't I?

Taco is a mixed breed dog so he has an AKC Canine Partner number (shown above), which is a fairly new invention.  Canine Partners can compete in Rally, Agility and Obedience trials, the new Coursing Ability Test and starting next year they can compete in Tracking tests.  Now, all of these are up to host club, they have to ALLOW mixed breeds in.  So far, in planning next year's trials, our club is allowing mixed breeds into every event we are hosting, including tracking tests.  Why wouldn't you?  We all want our trials to fill and make as much revenue as possible!  Minutes from an AKC Board of Directors meeting shows that for events held or approved through June 14, 2103, 97% of Agility event, 95% of Obedience events and 95% of Rally events were open to canine partners. So it looks like a LOT of clubs are feeling the love for mixed breeds (and their owner's $).


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7 comments:

  1. Congrats to Taco! That's a big accomplishment. He is so cute :)

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  2. Congragulations! Which sports do you plan on doing with Taco?

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    1. We'll start in obedience, get his CD and see what he wants to do form there. I'd love to get a UD on a mixed breed! But if he'd rather do something else, like tracking or agility, we'll do that.

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  3. OOo I just read your message to me regarding this blog hop. Seems like fun! Congrats on your wins!

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    1. Oh, and thanks for the congrats, Ruckus! It is hard work but we have fun!

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  4. Not sure if my last comment went through but wanted to say congrats on your win! Sorry I saw your message to me too late!

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    1. No worries, you should check out today's WinsDay! http://corgipants.blogspot.com/2013/12/winsday-3-handler-seminar.html

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