Gryffin and I went to the Collie obedience trial in Dexter on February 27. Del Lund was judging. In Utility, Gryff was a bit more subdued than I expected, but pulled off a decent Q. I felt lucky to walk away with a 195.5 and 3rd place (1 OTCh. point). On his go-outs, he was very interested in the mats in the right corner, whose corners stick up in an interesting way. His go-outs were more in that direction than I liked.
He had a lovely Open B run - I left the ring feeling like it was one of his best ever. We were in a runoff for 1st. While we didn't win the runoff (darn), at least this time I felt like we had a decent runoff, just the other team made no mistakes. We got a 198.5 and 2 more points for the 2nd place, bringing him to 64 and 9 UDX legs. We show again on Sunday at the Detroit KC benched show at Cobo Hall, so my fingers are crossed that we can get the UDX finished.
Also, I'm happy to say that Northfield Dog Training was very well represented - each class had a qualifier from NDT. Several others had near-Q's at all levels. Nice going, everyone!
Adele & Gryffin 195.5, 3rd place
Kay Braddack & German Wirehair Pointer Jet Q
Russ Hornfisher & Golden Morgan - 1st place
Adele & Gryffin 198.5, 2nd place
Belinda Venner & Lab Sparta, Q
Kathy Knol & Dachshund Casper, Q
Jill Baker & Sheltie Hobbit - 2nd place and 3rd leg to finish their CDX!!
Jan West & Sheltie Lizzie - 1st place 196.5, 1st leg!
Judy Bocklage & Lab Tally - 1st place, 3rd leg to finish their CD!!