Finn had a very serious injury in August 2018 and is only just getting back into doing competition agility in March 2019, after a lot of physio and building up his muscles and confidence.
Zinc is beginning his contacts training after some promising runs in Starters and Jumpers C. He is very fast and has suffered with knocking rails.
Rally-O. Both Finn and Dee are doing well at Rally-O. Dee is now in Excellent (the top grade) and Finn is in Advanced and just one qualifier off Excellent.
Wairarapa March 2018 - Dee wins Novice B Rally-O
Finn, Highest qualifier, NZARO Rally-O Expo 2017 - Novice Zoom.
by Peter de Wit
Quick and Ali and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Adelaide for the last two weeks. It was great and worth all the organisation, time and effort to make it happen. We had thrills and spills aplenty, the trailer incident certainly shook me up. I think I could write a book on how to get a dog to Aust and back again now. Being part of the Paw Blacks and having a supporters group that came for the trip was a fantastic experience. I feel like I have been away for a month!
The attached video show Ali’s winning run in the Open Jumpers Class, beating over 300 dogs!
So to the results:
Ali was a star for the two weeks.
- Winning the Open Jumpers Final at the national is the obvious highlight.
- She placed 2nd in Masters Gamblers on the same points as the winner, and won a Masters jumpers heat.
- The weekend before the nationals she scored 104 points in winning gamblers, which is a huge score. She also won another gamblers and came 2nd in Snooker.
Quick was Miss consistency.
- She placed 3rd in the Open Jumping Final.
- And she placed 3rd in the Masters Agility final.
- Leading up to that she won a Masters agility heat and placed 2nd in another heat.
- Quick was 4th in gamblers.
- She also placed 6th in all three masters jumping heats.
- The weekend before the Nationals she won a Masters agility, a masters jumpers class and an open agility class.
Here are some photos from the trip.
Link to Stuff article,
Quick's trophies from NZDAC, 2014
Below: Prize haul from first ever trip to Australia by NZ dogs.
2010 Australian Nationals
Ali trophy for Top maxi dog, NZDAC 2014
2011, Karen and Dee represented Zone 3 in the InterZone team. They won Novice.