Monday, May 10, 2010

a great weekend!

Clancy and I had a great weekend at the agility trial! On Saturday he earned a second place in Excellent A Jumpers and on Sunday he upped himself by one by earning a first place in Excellent A Jumpers! That got him his Excellent Jumpers agility title! (AXJ) He is now at the Excellent B level earning championship points towards his MACH. We still need to get out of Open Standard and are working very hard on that. Maybe this coming weekend at the two day trial we are entered in. We only need one more qualifying score for his Open title and then we start to compete at the Excellent A level. Three more qualifying scores there and he moves into Excellent B (where he is now competing in Jumpers) and we can start to work on Double Q's. To obtain the ultimate AKC agility title which is called a MACH - Master Agility Champion a dog needs to earn 20 Double Q and 750 speed points. A double q is earned when a dog gets a qualifying score in both standard agility and jumpers agility on the same day. It's pretty tough to do because a dog as to be perfect in both - at the Excellent B level a dog can have no faults and no time penalties. So he needs to be perfect and fast.

I didn't have a second to put needle to linen but I did manage to stay awake on this morning's train ride into the city. I think I'm going to put in all the little motifs before I start on Ms. Fred herself.
Have a great week!

14 comments:

Margaret said...

Big congratulations to you and Clancy! I love that picture -- Clancy looks so pleased! Mrs. Fred is looking good too!

JulieF1962 said...

Awwwww.......he looks so proud!! Congratulations!

Berit said...

Wow! Clancy is practically buried in ribbons! Congrats; it sounds like a long road to your goal, but you're making quick progress.

I think it's interesting that you're leaving 'Rika for last; I generally like to stitch my "favorite" part of a design first so that it can keep my company while I do the work of the rest.

Daffycat said...

Woo hoo! Way to go, Clancy! You too, Margie...the stitching is beautiful!

Lana said...

Mrs. Fred is looking great!! And wow! Clancy did awesome this weekend for sure!! He looks very happy about it!! =)

Anna van Schurman said...

Clancy looks pretty pleased with himself! Congratulations to you both.

Shirley said...

Lovely piece of stitching and congratulations to your clever and handsome little dog. kind regards, Shirley

corinna said...

beautiful stitches
smart dog and trainer
yahoo

Rugs and Pugs said...

WAY TO GO, CLANCY. You, too Margie. Are you walking on air?
I'm so happy for the both of you!!!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Alice said...

Clancy looks so proud of himself! Well done! The stitching is moving forward, well done on that too.

Katrina said...

Woohoo to you and Clancy! Congrats.

Love your Miss Fred, she's really coming along.

Cari said...

Clancy looks very, very proud and happy! What an adorable pup!! Love it!! Your stitching is beautiful too. You go girl!

The Pug Boys said...

GO CLANCY GO!

Colorado Stitcher said...

I am THRILLED you are out of the agility slump. Good for you Clancy and you too Margie!