Saturday, July 8, 2017

Willow pups are 7 weeks old!

Here are some more pictures and videos of Willow's puppies!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A long awaited update +Puppies!

I know it has been a while since we have blogged. There have been some major changes for Aragon Greyhounds in the past year.

First and foremost, Aragon Greyhounds has moved from northern California to the beautiful Willamette Valley near Portland Oregon. The move was a long time coming and we are so thrilled to be here!

The news that most people have been waiting to hear is that we have puppies! In fact, we have  two litters of Whisper grand puppies. They are out of Breeze and her sister, Willow. We anticipate a good selection of show and performance puppies in this litter. But most importantly, they should all have nice, stable temperaments and will make wonderful companions.

Here are a few pictures of Willow's litter for you to enjoy.
The whole litter at 6 weeks old napping in the shade

Here are a few pictures of Breeze's litter for you to enjoy.

Breeze's litter at 4 days

We promise to provide more details and to upload more pictures soon!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Breeze CD

It has been so long since I updated the blog. Sorry for readers who are wanting to know what the Aragon dogs are up to these days.
I have had injury after injury-all minor with Breeze but frustrating never the less. Agility training resumes, then is on hold, then resumes for a week or two until the next injury. In limited trials she has managed another QQ and points but our goal of MACH seems so far in the future.

However we have been doing obedience and I am happy to say  Breeze earned her third Novice leg and CD down in So Ca-Valley Hills obedience and agility trial. She also earned high scoring obedience AND agility dog on Sunday-and won $50.00! One of the few times we have earned money for competition. I am definitely in favor of money!

I was so proud of Breeze and her third leg even with if the judge wasn't. I can't remember when we have scored so low in Novice. Oh well I would rather have a dog's performance and attitude I am pleased with and a low score vs a so so performance with a high score.

What do people think of her routine?

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Tanner earns his first rally advanced B leg by Tamara

I decided I couldn't pass up the chance to enter Tanner in a local show. The show is at a county fairgrounds and the obedience is in separate building from the conformation show.  The horse arena where the obedience rings are set can be a little chilly. Some dogs also have trouble with the dirt floors. However, I really love that there is ample space around the rings. There is plenty of space to set up crates and more importantly, plenty of space to warm up prior to entering the ring. This correlates to an uncrowded ring entrance which keeps my stress level down.

Tanner, was on fire! I discovered that I had the same dog at the trial that I have in our normal practice spaces. The two of us worked smoothly as a team and it was a delight! Tanner lost one point due to a delayed response to a signal. I lost 10 points due to misreading a sign. If only I had taken the time to watch the dogs ahead of us! I might have noticed! However, I could not have been more pleased with his performance, take a look!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Agility Comparison

Recently Breeze and I entered an agility trial and NQed on all runs. However a friend who does professional video at all the trials did a video comparison with Breeze running against a Border collie, the consistently top Golden in our 24 inch class and the top running Foxhound in the country.

The results were very interesting, Breeze loses ground to the Border collie in the weavepoles and tunnels. Nothing I can do about changing that but otherwise she hold her own and picks up time over the jumps.

And you can see my body position mistake that sent her around the yellow jump for an NQ. When you are running the course it is hard to understand why the dog does what it does and it is easy to blame them for the mistake and NQ. Studying the videos makes it more clear who made the mistake, the handler or the dog. It makes me very motivated to train and be the best we can be.

Go Breeze!!
We will get better