Last weekend Singer was entered in another herding trial. The first day he finished his Intermediate A Course Title (AKC) with a score of 92 and winning his class and moving up to Advanced.
Later he did a Started B Course (AKC open field) and scored a 93 winning his class and moving up to Intermediate. The next day on B Course Intermediate he scored an 82, tied for second, tie breaker is scored on the out run and his is not very good so he fell to third. The winning dog was a Border Collie and scored 85 so still a great finish for Singer. On his first attempt on the Advanced A Course he did really well and had a wonderful run. Unfortunately (I will not go into the judging rules) he had a qualifying score but was not qualified due to a 50% rule. Needless to say when I saw that the judge had not qualified us I was upset but soon found out the judge had failed nearly the entire class for the same reason. The good part is that Singer did the course very well and if not for the judging would have finished as one of the top dogs. Here are a few photos of us getting ready for lessons and putting some sheep “out to pasture” for some of my students. As always Singer’s favorite part is jumping into the water trough and splashing and playing to cool off.