SUMMARY: ComparisonsSee, Boost was going to be my premier agility dog. No more rescues, no more dogs starting off in agility as an adult already. Bought her from a breeder with great parents (all of whom I knew already), got her as a puppy, did everything right from the beginning. Right?
Anyway, it's hard not to compare.
In the 6 trials after Tika's 6th birthday, she Qed in 28 of 63 runs, for a 44% Q rate. That was fairly well balanced--
Snooker: 3 Super-Qs, 2 regular Qs
Team Gamblers: 2**
Team Snooker: 1**
Grand Prix: 2
In the 6 trials after Boost's 6th birthday, she Qed 15 out of 72 runs, for a 21% Q rate. And not quite so balanced:
Snooker: 0 Super-Qs, 3 regular Qs
Team Gamblers: 1
Team Jumpers: 1
Grand Prix: 0
**NOTE: This was before individual team events were Qable. But given that she was 2nd or 3rd out of 20 to 40 dogs, I'd say those would safely have been Qs.