I'm Jennifer living near Atlanta, Georgia. This blog is about my greyhound adventures. Thank you for letting me brag about my wonderful greyhounds and share our ups and downs as we train and compete in agility and obedience. We have also done a little dock jumping, tracking, swimming, and lots of hiking. No couch potatoes on this blog! My hounds still work and play for a living and they love every minute of it!
"Riley" (age 10 years) MACH3 Never A Doubt CD MXC MJC Always the Bridesmaid Precious, wonderful, content Ex-Racer #2 Agility Greyhound 67 QQs 4537 MACH Pts
"Seven" (Age 8 years) MACH4 Never Satisfied MXC MJB2 Drama Queen "Pain & Gain" Movie Star Ex-Racer #1 Agility Greyhound 80QQs 4652 MACH Pts The Best
"Maddie" (age 4) Kells Never Drink Mad Dog 20/20 MX MXJ MJB My First Puppy Coursing Bloodlines Clown Hound AMK9 Biathalon Finisher 12QQs ~950 MACH Pts
BEHIND THE SCENES
Reagan (age 9 years) "Never Swing Left OA NAJ" A Member of Wurzinger Family
Katie "MACH Never Had Braces UD" 05/17/1998 - 10/21/2010 1st MACH Greyhound 14th Utility Dog Greyhound #5 Greyhound in AKC Agility Retired Oct. 2007 1 Squirrel Catch Kong Excavator Extraordinaire Ex-Racer Heart Dog
Travis MACH2 Never Expected CDX 06/08/1998 - 07/26/2008 #1 Greyhound in AKC Agility 1st GH to earn 2 MACHs Junior Jumper Dock Dogs title A Stunning, Sexy Dog Ex-Racer Heart Dog
Jessie Never Make It FCh CD NA NAJ 08/03/92 - 05/12/04 2 Coursing Best of Breeds #19 ASFA GH out of 300+ in '97 Greatest Teacher My Screw Up Dog
"Teresa CD AX AXJ" 1994? - 11/17/06 #6 Greyhound in AKC Agility Most Humbling Excellent Hiking Companion Coursing Field "Chump" Safe, Slow, and Sweet
Yep, I finally got a greyhound puppy! My very first puppy ever. Introducing Maddie (Kells Never Drink Mad Dog 20/20). We drove to Texas Labor Day weekend to pick her up.
Maddie was born July 2nd along with three littermates.
2 Days Old, Black One in the Middle
9 Weeks, Jack, Maddie, Tia, Sam
Her sire is Huntington's Guliver of Monarch. Guliver is a Coursing Champion and Courser of Merit. He was the #1 greyhound male in open field coursing in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 seasons. He comes from a fantastic litter. Five of his littermates are also Coursing Champions and Coursers of Merit and two of his sisters have won the Grand Course, an invitational for open field coursing. I love his shape, awesome feet, athleticism, soundness, and size.
Maddie's mother is Huntington's Cleopatra. Patra is also a Coursing Champion and Courser of Merit. She was the #1 greyhound bitch in the 2007-2008 open field coursing season and the #1 greyhound for 2008-2009. I also love everything about her as well and especially her size... she is only about 53 pounds or so.
The naming theme for the litter was liquor so that is how she got her name - Kells Never Drink Mad Dog 20/20. I am not much of a drinker, so I honestly was not familiar with Mad Dog 20/20, but found a hilarious description of it here (click here). It is cheap, so it is a favorite for high schoolers and bums.
Maddie is considered a half and half greyhound. Most greyhounds are racing or NGA (National Greyhound Association). A much smaller percentage are show or AKC (American Kennel Club). Maddie is registered as an AKC greyhound, but her pedigree contains many half and half greyhounds which is common for coursing greyhounds. I wanted a sound, functional, athletic, moderate sized hound so the coursing lines appealed to me.