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1st Place Sheepdogs!

Posted by Jason on December 28, 2008

Just have to brag. We ran in a little AKC practice trial at our local sheep ranch this Saturday. I worked with Scout and Wifey worked with Pepper, as we usually do. I didn’t feel Scout was ready for the Herding Intermediate level and asked the trial secretary if we could bump him back down to Herding Started, which Pepper would be working for. Apparently there’s some rule that says you can’t go down a level once you’ve signed up for a higher level. Great…

Scout had a pretty rough run, mostly because I’m an idiot and didn’t remember how to do the damn course. We did finish though, and the judge didn’t throw our asses out of the arena. Sooooo, since Scout was the only dog in his class that qualified (scored 67 out of 100 – 60 is passing), he automatically earned a first place!!!
Pepper won her class with a 72 (also not stellar), but she did have enough points to win the giant “Reserve High in Trial” ribbon. That means that she got the second highest score out of all the dogs in the entire trial! What a champ! Funny, the “High in Trial” dog only earned a 75. Usually “High in Trial” and “Reserve High in Trial” dogs get scores in the 80s and 90s. It was super muddy and wacky in the ring, but we got the job done.

Our dogs won first places!!!

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3 Responses to “1st Place Sheepdogs!”

  1. Brooke said

    Yay doggies! That’s awesome!

  2. Kel said

    YIPEE!! Go Scouty and Pepper! Good job Mom and Dad too! 🙂

  3. kktucks said

    i heart our puppies!

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