On June 13, Cheryl Brown (TN) writes Felix is now (TACh) Loteki Total Windfall RAE MXP MJP3. He finished his RAE title at the Huntsville (AL) obedience/rally trial on June 13. The RAE title is the highest title awarded in AKC Rally obedience and represents 10 double Q's (qualifying in both Excellent B and Advanced B on the same day).
Felix's accomplishments are so special. As a youngster he held a lot of promise for all that the world had to offer, but an accident at 9 months of age looked like it would end all that. That accident at 9 months of age ended his conformation career with a BW/BOB and 2 points and led to months of rehab and then agility as physical therapy. The intent was never intended to really show him in agility. But, he loved it and was good at it and despite his altered movement and his slight head tilt, my agility instructor told me that Felix could do agility and could earn his MXP and MJP (Masters Standard Preferred and Masters Jumpers Preferred). Felix did all of that and more. He earned in AKC agility his NAP, NJP, OAP, OJP, AXP, AJP on the way to his MXP and three MJP titles. Amazing, really.
And, then obedience. I took Felix to a CGC class and he got his CGC. I taught him basic obedience but he (bless him) because of what his injury left him with cannot figure out what straight means and he does have a slightly altered gait so I figured regular obedience wasn't for him. So, we tried rally. I can't say he really enjoyed it but he did it because I asked him to do it and there were treats and lots and lots of praise and he loves both of these.
The RAE will be his last AKC title. He is nearly half way though to his TACh 2 (Teacup Agility Championship 2) title and I'll keep doing TDAA agility with Felix until he tells me that he doesn't want to do it anymore. I don't think that day is near.
And, as for Jackson, he did outscore Felix every run. But, I expect that of him. He got 2nd place in Excellent B on Saturday with a score of 99 (first place also had a score of 99 and was a fraction of a second faster and has an OTCH). Jackson now has 8 RAE legs and should finish that title at our next rally trial in October.
From Saturday, June 19th, Cheryl writesJackson qualified every run and now needs only 3 standard legs for his TACh 2. Felix qualified in both games but dropped a bar in ond Stsndard run and took a wrong course into a tunnel on another. He likes these tiny tunnels.
Monday, June 21, 2010
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