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
Alan is a Galgo living in Spain. Most greyhound lovers know about the plight of the Spanish Greyhound. They are bred for hunting and coursing, but when the hunting season is over thousands of unwanted galgos are left on the streets or worse. Many are thrown down wells, buried alive, or hung from trees. The suffering these hounds endure is horrific.
Alan was found hanging from a tree along with four other galgos. He and a puppy were rescued in time and taken to an animal shelter. Unfortunately, he was attacked by another dog and sustained serious injuries. Thankfully, he was then saved by The Association Galgoleku and adopted soon after by Isabel.
Alan was only about a year old when he was pulled down from the tree so you can imagine he was very frightened. But with love and patience, he has gained his confidence and has even learned to do agility.
This video makes me cry everytime I see it. First, you see Alan doing agility when he was still very fearful and in need of a lot of encouragement. And then a year later you see the tremendous progress he has made! It is very touching.
I have been meaning to post this for probably a year now. I tried to touch base with Isabel to see if she had any updates, but I did not hear back. Hopefully she will see this and know that I did not completely forget.