New York, NY – Highlights from the January 2008 meeting of the AKC Board of Directors are as follows:
Effective February 1, 2008, a pilot program will be put in
place to enable an owner to register a dog with a name of 37 to 50
spaces, rather than being held to the usual 36 space limit. The fee for
names exceeding 36 spaces will be $10.00.
Three new breeds Became eligible for the Foundation Stock Service.
Mariah is in her third week of a basic agility class. She loves it and is very vocal while she waits her turn. She gets bored with doing the same thing again and again and when they are given the go ahead to string several obstacles together she goes as fast as she can. She’s one happy and tired girl when class is over. Stu has set up a tunnel, small vertical jump, broad jump, and pause table in the basement. This has kept Mariah happy in the below zero weather when the walks get shorter and shorter.
You’ll be so proud --- Ostara finally pottied away from home over the weekend! I loaded her up with water and she finally let go late on Saturday. There was much rejoicing.
and finished his NADAC versatility NATCH. This one may be his biggest title yet and was certainly the toughest to earn. It has taken years to finish. The versatility NATCH requires a gazillion qualifiers in Regular (the usual standard stuff but with distance challenges and tight times), Chances (3 tests in one- distance, directionals at distance and discriminations at distance), Jumpers (the usual, but fast), Tunnelers (just tunnels, and fast), touch N Go (contacts and tunnels- hard to hit the contact zones at speed), and Weavers (three sets of 12 poles with tunnels in between, also done wicked fast). “gazillion” is actually 13 in all the classes except regular, where you need 23. Not a cheap title.
Maddie is good about emailing me updates on her darling little Susie, but never any pictures...FINALLY pictures have arrived of Susie. They look like they are
about a year old...but I am not complaining...so happy to finally see pictures and check these out...already doing articles!!!!