Lil had a perfect weekend in every sense of the word. QQQs both days at TOPS (Terriers Only Performance Summit). I was blown away by how much fun she had running every single course. Not too shabby considering we have not done AKC for over 3 years. Her course times were off the charts too! SCT for Exc Standard was 81 seconds both days: Lil ran the course in 46.65 seconds on Saturday and 45. 20 seconds on Sunday. In T2B her times were 33:32 on Saturday and 30:21 on Sunday. I have always sensed that Jumpers courses are her least favorite but I think adding Weave Poles like they do in AKC helps break up the monotony of jump jump jump jump jump..YAWN… and maybe a tunnel before jump jump jump jump jump. She ran both Exc JWW with good speed (15- 17 seconds under SCTs). 🙂 Following her 100% Q rate in Excellent, she is now in Masters Standard and JWW.
Other highlights were meeting all the Australian Terriers and their people. What a lovely group of dogs and people (very friendly too)! Icing on the cake was Lil earning the distinction of “Highest Scoring Australian Terrier.” I could not be more thrilled to have a partner like Lil! Her kennel name “Just for a Thrill” couldn’t be more perfect! Here are videos from this weekend.
(above) Lil’s T2B Winning Run on Saturday, August 22
(above) Lil’s T2B Winning Run on Sunday, August 23
I loved both T2B courses. The crowd gets into cheering everyone on, which makes it even more fun.
(above) Lil’s Excellent Standard Qualifying Run on Saturday, August 22
I love the variety of Standard Courses. Lil had no issues performing obstacles she has rarely even seen the past three years, like the Table, Teeter, and Spread Jumps.
(above) Lil’s Excellent Standard Qualifying Run on Sunday, August 23
(above) Lil’s Excellent JWW Qualifying Run on Saturday, August 22
Its a bummer that the videographer lost Lil during the trickiest part of this course. She ran that part beautifully!
(above) Lil’s Excellent JWW Qualifying Run on Sunday, August 23