Sunday, July 21, 2013

Breeze's Agility Debut

Last weekend was a bittersweet weekend. Sad because it was to be Whisper return to agility but health issues dictated otherwise and she is retired. When I am able I will post about it. Happy because Breeze had so much fun and did so well.

She runs much like her mother responsive, fast, furious and incredibly fun to watch. In this photo of the weavepoles taken by Costa Colbert she has no feet on the ground. She charges through weavepoles although gettting entrances is dicey at this point. Once in she powers through them.
Her first run ever in competition was the Novice Jumpers. She was fast and even with the weavepole entrance mistake was still 15 seconds under course time.

Her second run of the day was Novice Standard. Although  she didn't qualify as she knocked a bar, I was so proud of her. Her contacts were all I could ask, she held them until released. Holding contacts was always a problem with Whisper and when we NQed it would frequently be on missed contacts. Breeze was very very responsive to anything I asked of her.

The next day she qualified in both Jumpers and Standard. In fact I think the last run of the weekend, the standard was the fastest(30 seconds under course time)  and most fun as she was starting to get her confidence up.

All in all a great way to start an agility career!


Tasha said...

I couldn't watch the videos, it said they're private, but I'm excited for Breeze!

I'm terribly sorry to hear about Whisper... I'm filled with worry, but will understandbly wait until you're ready to post about her health concerns that have forced her into (early?) retirement from agility. She's amazing, and inspirational to me. Both of you, as such a wonderful team, are.

Stoutheartedhounds said...

Yay Breeze! It's going to be fun watching you grow as a team :)

Anonymous said...

Breeze IS her mother's daughter which is fabulous!!!! Such enthusiasm and speed--a real joy to watch. I'm sure she'll do fantastic in her agility trials and earn lots of titles. :)


Hazel said...

Beautiful grace in these photos!

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

YAY for Breeze!

Elf said...

Congratulations on a super debut.

I heard about Whisper. I've also had to retire Tika pretty abruptly for heart problems. So hard to accept when the dogs seem otherwise to be healthy and eager. My sympathies on that.