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Tig & Monica - Crufts Agility Final Video
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about the Starters Cup on AgilityNet
Tig & Monica take 2nd Place!!!
Photos courtesy of Ian Watts (www.vapresto.com)
This was the biggest day of my life - competing in an agility final in the main ring at Crufts is a once in a life time achievement. I can honestly say I have never been so nervous. Well done to my little baby dog - I'm so proud of you.
Thank you to everyone for your messages of good luck and congratulations - and a massive thank you to everyone who came and supported us, I was quite shocked to realise we had so many friends there cheering us on!
Linzi & Lucy
|Well Done to Linzi for controlling her nerves and getting
up in front of a packed YKC arena to do a Heel Work to Music display.
We are very proud of you!
Practicing their Moves!
Big Well done to Elinore and Sapphi for their best ever showing result - Sapphi came 2nd in Post Graduate Bitch (out of an entry of 4), and she also came 2nd in the KC Good Citizen Scheme class (out of an entry of 5).
Congratulations to Ros and Dixie, who came 4th in the Groenendal Open Bitch class (out of an entry of 10).
Well done the Gerri and Arnie, it was their first time at Crufts. Sadly Arnie didn't get placed in the Newfoundland Special Puppy Dog class, (class of 10 dogs) but he had a lovely day meeting lots of people.
We didn't show Monica, she stayed at home, we are still recovering from Thursday!
Who's doing What at Crufts 2008:
Tig & Monica have made it through three rounds of agility competitions, betting off competition from hundreds of other agility dogs to reach the KC Starters Cup Agility Final. We are very proud of Monica for this amazing achievement, approximately 22,000 dogs are shown at Crufts, by comparison there are limited places for agility, approximately 150 places.
We are competing on Thursday 6th March, at 9:50am in the Main Arena.
how we got to Crufts -
Round 1 - 1st G1 Agility (beating 194 dogs)
Round 2 - Invitation event for dog achieving a top 10 place in Agility shows over the last year - KC International Agility Festival
Agility Semi Final - 1st (beating 153 dogs)
Round 3 - KC International Agility Festival Day 2
Agility Final - 1st (beating 30 dogs)
The top eight dogs from the final meet again in the special final at Crufts
to Music display at Crufts
Linzi and Lucy have been selected by the YKC to perform a Heelwork to Music routine on Thursday at 3pm in the YKC ring.
The YKC ring is located in Hall 3. Linzi and Lucy are performing to the tune - Be Young, Be Foolish, But be Happy.
(Linzi & Lucy pictured being interviewed by Peter Purvis at the APDT 2007 Tails of Achievement awards, in which they were one of the final fifteen.)
Crufts - Saturday 8th March (showing Working & Pastoral day)
Breed Showing at Crufts
Elinore & Sapphi (Terv) - Qualified with 3rd
Post Grad Bitch, Cruft 2007 (entry of 4)
Ros with Dixie (Groen)
These club members have qualified dogs to show in breed on Saturday (Working & Pastoral day) - although we won't show Monica as she is losing all her coat.
|To qualify to show in breed at Crufts a dog need to win a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in a appropriate class at a Championship Show awarding CC's|
We sometimes have a few extra 'helper' passes and a space or two in the car, so if you would like to come along please let me know.
On at Crufts?
For those of you
who are not familiar with Crufts it is the biggest dog show in the world.
It is held over four days at the NEC in Birmingham, with a different canine
group shown each day.A dog must qualify by winning 1st, 2nd or 3rd at
a Championship shows to able compete at Crufts.
You can get more details on the Kennel Club website.
Hugo at Crufts
2000. Each breed is shown in their own separate ring like the one shown
Hugo & friend Kimberly on the Discover Dogs Stand (Cruft 2002)
happens at the dog show? A simplified guide:
Dogs and bitches of each breed are shown separately. Classes are based on either the age of the dog, or the amount of wins it has had. In each class the judge awards places from 1st to VHC (5th)
to be judge are the male dogs.
is then repeated with the bitches,
the Best Dog goes head to head with the Best Bitch to find out who is
'Best of Breed' .
*** To become a champion a dog/bitch has to win three challenge certificates (CC). Only some championship shows offer CC.