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
I have been so busy with Seven and Riley that I have not taken very many pictures of Maddie these last few weeks. We have also had so much rain and it seems to be cloudy everyday.
Maddie is long and lanky right now. I am guessing she will start to fill out over the next few months. Next week she will be 9 months old.
Maddie weighed 56 pounds at the beginning of week 37. I will measure her height at the next agility trial and see if she is holding steady at 25 inches.
We have not trained much in the last few weeks. Mostly hiking, walking, running, playing, and growing up.
Maddie did finally destroy her first item (besides paper). My purse strap was too close to her crate in the van as we traveled home from Oklahoma and was is a bored puppy to do when she is crated in a van for an 11 hour drive.
But Maddie handled the traveling and hotel stay perfectly. She settles right in, sleeps through the night, and her good housetraining has carries over as well.
I am starting to see the typical adult greyhound set in. She has grown up enough to have mostly free range of the house when were are home and I feel I can turn my back now for a few minutes or leave the room without wondering what she will get into. We are easily surviving without daycare. The husband still comes home at lunch to let out the seniors so she is benefiting from that. Overall, she is very easy to live with. She is very quiet... when she is not barking. She will bark in play, but otherwise she is very quiet.
Maddie met some bearded collie puppies and was very gentle with them.
Andrea, save me from the puppies!
Maddie also got to play with Ivy her Doberman friend. Both girls are so grown up!