a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Another Agility Weekend--That's Three

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Another Agility Weekend--That's Three

SUMMARY: Three-day USDAA in Prunedale

I've been trying to avoid doing more than 2 weekends in a row of agility, because more than that deeply wears on me these days. But when there are three local trials in a row, I just gotta do it. This is the third of the three, and thank goodness I'll have next weekend free to catch up on life. And I've been trying to avoid doing all three days of 3-day trials, but, well, a woman's got to do what a woman's got to do.

Time for statistics about this weekend's entries! Because I love this stuff.
  • 89 Border Collies, 30 Australian Shepherds, 19 All Americans (mixed breeds), 11 Shetland Sheepdogs, and 50 other dogs covering 29  breeds.
  • 147 people, of whom 94 entered one dog, 46 entered two, and 7 who entered three! Crazy people!
  • 20 are men.  That's 13%, or about 1/8 of the competitors.
  • The most populous dog age group is the 4-year-olds, with 30 dogs, followed by the 8-year-olds (including Boost) with 25, then the 6-year-olds with 23. Odd distribution, if you ask me.
  • The oldest dog entered is 13, and there are two 12-year-olds (including Tika).
  • The top dog name is Quinn/Quin with 4. 
  • Dog names, 2 each: Bounce, Dash, Kyna, Lark, Lily, Maddie, Sydney, Toby, and Trick.
  • The top human name is Lisa with 6, closely followed by Kathy with 5. I guess all the Lauras must be doing something else this weekend.
  • There will be 1875 runs over the three days, distributed across three rings. My dogs account for 21 of them.
  • The farthest travelers are two folks from Oregon and one from Arizona. Next about 4 from southern California. The rest I think are from within 4 hours of here, and mostly within about 2 hours.
  • It takes me about 45 minutes to get there in the morning, 55-60 to get home in the evening.
See y'all there--figuratively, anyway, because as usual my head will be down at a score table. Yeah!

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