More great results are in from the SOTC (Syracuse Obedience Trial Club) AKC agility trials held this past weekend.
Sandy Madaio and her lovely red and white Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Belle, had one of those rare “perfect weekends” going four for four from Excellent B and racking up two more double Qs. Double Qs require the dog and handler team to qualify in both Excellent B standard and Jumpers With Weaves on the same day. Twenty of those double Qs are one of the requirements for a MACH (Master Agility champion) title. Belle pulled off placements for all of those runs as well.
Aliza Smith with her Australian Shepherd Brodie scored a first place in Novice Standard and a third in JWW. Local veterinarian Eileen Fatcheric debuted her young Labrador Retriever, Rebel, and had some nice runs. Junior
Linda Aloi’s Sheltand Sheepdog, Nikki, picked up a first place qualifying run in Excellent B Standard.
Junior Mary Cope scored a double Q with her amazing Beagle, Katie, who bays on every turn. Others adding double Qs include Diane Fuller’s Shetland Sheepdog, Jack, and Libby Lougnot’s Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Neil.
Another local veterinarian, Andie Lee, had a great time running her young male Brittany. Journey placed first in Excellent B standard and third in Excellent B JWW for his first double Q on the MACH hunt.
Cornell student Kate Eldredge had a good day running her Mom’s Belgian Tervurens. Dani was second in Excellent B Preferred JWW to finish her MJP. Dani will turn 13 in early April so this is her retirement now. Hokey had two great runs in Excellent B with Kate, just out of the ribbons, to earn his first double Q.
Two of the smallest dogs to star were Barb Hoopes’s Toy Poodles. Reggae chalked up an NAJ (Novice Agility Jumpers) title and Tommy finished his AXJ (Excellent Agility Jumpers).