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
The hounds and I headed to the Peach Cluster April 11th through the 14th. It is a fun show to go to because it has agility, obedience, conformation, lure coursing, Canine Good Citizen tests, herding instinct tests, and tons of vendors.
I showed Maddie in conformation. It was fine. She was the only bitch in the 9-12 month puppy class and then when we showed against the only other class bitch, she beat us every time. And it has been the same bitch every time. Bitch! Just kidding! Ha! I have to keep in mind that Maddie was not bred for pageants. She comes from a functional pedigree that bases breeding criteria on open field coursing performance and not show ring conformation. I think Maddie is beautiful and I am the one that has to look at her everyday so that is what matters. Pageants are just something to do until she can do agility and/or obedience. She did get tons of compliments outside the ring though. One woman even pulled her car over to tell me so.
Since Maddie was showing, I made sure she got a bath everyday... NOT! We headed to the ponds instead. Maddie had a blast playing with her border collie friend, Teg. Each time she had to earn the play session. She had to focus on me, do a few simple tasks, and accept my rewards (tug toy or treats). It took some work, but I would eventually win and she would get her playtime reward.
Teg is one of my favorite playmates for Maddie. Most of the time they play really well together especially when Maddie offers to be chased.... although I think Teg gets tired of Maddie stealing the toy away.