a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Gold!

Sunday, September 02, 2012


SUMMARY: We did it!
We entered only two classes today, and Tika Qualified nicely on a challenging Jumpers course, then Qualified pretty smoothly (given the handling) on her Snooker course, making it 3 snookers in a row and completing out Performance Dog Agility Champion (PDCH)- Gold!

That's the equivalent of earning the PDCH (or ADCH) 7 times over--35 each of Performance Standard, Jumpers, Gamblers, Snooker, Pairs Relay, and the Tournaments (Grand Prix, Steeplechase, and DAM Team).

The only thing she didn't do (didn't need to) was to earn 7 times over the number of SuperQs in Snooker--you need only to get three for the first championship, then never have to get any again. But 18 of her 35 Performance Snooker Qs have been Super-Qs, so she was pretty close to doing that 7 times over, too.

Yeah! No more pressure!

[Tika: It's hot. Where are my treats? I'm bored. Can we go now?]

I have NO idea where we came up with this fancy Western Regional doodad for taking photos behind. Pretty cool, though. At least *I* liked it, Tika!


  1. very cool
    HUGE congrats - so glad the pressure is off you two!

  2. That is wonderful! What an amazing achievement! Congratulations!

  3. Congrats! Must feel great to have that accomplished!

  4. Thanks! It is a great relief; for the last Q for an important title, I often become so stressed that I almost want to fault immediately just to take the pressure off me. Not quite, but almost. Of course I *really* want to finish to take the pressure off, but those last Qs are the longest 40 seconds of my life.

  5. That is soooo awesome!!! Congrats to both of you!!!

  6. Congratulations to you and Tika on the phenomenal achievement that few teams accomplish. Nice new title photo, too! - Carole (gordongirls.livejournal.com)