21st September at the Hunter Kennel Club under judge Mr K Hammond (NSW) Socks goes Puppy in Group!
While we were in Sydney for the Belgian Shepherd Specialty, Cynder and i dashed over to the Border Collie Club Trial and gave herding a go for the last trial of the year and was awarded with a PT pass and is now PT Title! (Pre-Trial Title) [pending paperwork].
Cynder will need further training before we give any further trialling a serious entry. But she certainly has herding instinct and serious potential.
Let me announce [pending paperwork]:
Aust Ch. Deviebelle Eldo Cynder JD GD SPD SD PT ET
September 8th & 9th
Cynders' Saturday results:
AD - one fault still placed 2nd in 600 won a sash and 8kg Advance
GDX - DQ
SPDX - clear round but went over time
Cynders' Sunday results:
SD - Quali and now TITLED!!
JDX - one fault
Let me announce:
Aust Ch. Deviebelle Eldo Cynder JD GD SPD SD HT ET
I thought it was about time a gave Raiven a go at Jumping Dog and so she was entered on Sunday. The weather was really hot and since Raiven hasnt had that much training recently due to having a litter i wasnt expecting too much. She did really well all things considered. I was happy she worked under distraction and followed me around the course. She had a fault and a refussal - but nothing some training cant fix - i look forward to trialling her more in future.
We went down to the International Spring Fair for another go at Herding - i was really looking forward to it and had big hopes. Must say i was actually disppointed . . . several factors made this trial negative for myself and between bad handling etc my dogs didnt do as well this trial as they did two weeks earlier (below trial). Socks and Kovu only just scraped through and gained a Herding Test pass now making them eligiable for their HT title. They will both need a lot more work before trying PT (and for myself i will need to be a better handler). Cynder - unfortunately due to me - was unable to perform at her best and wasnt able to clear her PT run. There's always next time.
Socks is now Wlkabout Hot Property HT
Melissa Borg - always on the go!