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So Sham's now titled in three venues.Yay Shammie!

Hip hip hooray!

Kate
and Storm the FCR
God help me when I get the talented, bold puppy ... to be like a bomb went off in our house...

HJM:
Be careful what you wish for. Emotion: smile

I try to explain to people that I actually CHOSE the boldest and most active puppy from a litter of 10. They look at me like I should be committed. What can I say? I wanted gutsy, fast and fun - and I got him! I wouldn't trade him for the world, although there are moments..
Janet Boss
http://bestfriendsdogobedience.com /
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Did you see the runs I posted? You do needquicktime to view them but they show little Miss Insanity, www.ddgraphix.com/agileruns.html )
I know nothing at all about yps - what is considered good? What are the fastest ones doing? And while I also thought this sounded like a pretty good time, I DO realize it was a preferred run. Do they always use jumpers courses for yps?
Also, I am already starting to understand your contention that if you can't move down in jump height, a shorter dog shouldn't be able to move up The Gree is a jumping fool and although she's only bout 20" tall and I'm not even jumping her to height yet, she loves to sail over 24" jumps - she goes out of her way to take them if we leave some out on the course not reset. But she's WAY shorter-bodied, and I can see how that would put her at a great advantage on a tight course. Gris-Gris cuts like Edward Scissorhands... and sometimes also like a cowboy eating beans
Susan Fraser, owned and trained by
The Golden Girls: SheBop, Shammie and Gris-Gris
I try to explain to people that I actually CHOSE the boldest and most active puppy from a litter of 10. They look at me like I should be committed. What can I say? I wanted gutsy, fast and fun

I'm a lazy couch potato, yet I'll fall instantly in love with the puppy out of the litter who charges me so fast and furiously that I end up with scratched eyes and a nipped nose. This is the personality type that delights me. For the longest time, I lived with the thought in the back of my mind that Madigan was the wrong dog for me. She's too energetic, too reactive, too restless. She makes me crazy.
But she's also my favorite of the three. She's given me the most trouble, but she's been well worth it.
Murphy is my husband's favorite dog. She is quiet, calm, well-behaved, good-natured, affectionate, biddable - the quintessential lie-at-your-feet dog. She asks for nothing, not even to go out. Just waits until you offer. Though I love her, she just doesn't excite and delight me like my two brats do.

MacKenzie is actually the perfect "type" of dog for me. She is a nice balance - will lie for hours uncomplaining at my feet, and can be so crisp and soldierly in her execution of commands that I've considered trying competition obedience with her. And yet, she plays like a maniac, has her share of annoying quirks, and seems to cycle through a period of adolescent testing about every six months. And she's quite devious. You can not convince me that this dog doesn't plan her actions. (Example: Mom is eating. If I scratch at the door, the other dogs will run to be let out. Mom will let them out, but I'll stay behind. Then when she finishes her dinner, I'll be the only dog here to lick the plate. )
I want to see Personality with a capital P in my dogs. It's part of the reason why I'm so drawn to pugs. I've never met one who wasn't clownishly full of himself. :}

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