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Summer 2016 NDAL 36×85 Fun & Flowing Final Results

October 1, 2016

The 36×85 Fun & Flowing course was a fun tangle of tunnel performances and a bit of a riddle in terms of course memorization. The 36×85 Fun & Flowing league is the newest and smallest league in the NDAL, custom made for clubs with this unique long and narrow floor space!

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You can view Final Results: HERE

1st Place Team

The winning team is Wicked West Australians out of Banjup, Western Australia. This team won all three months of the Summer 36×85 League Series, and earned 768 Lifetime Performance Points. The Top Dog for September was predictably out of Wicked West Australians. This was Ripley, a Border Collie handled by Nic Ford. Ripley finished this course with zero faults in a time of 28.24 seconds:

2nd Place Team

The second place team in the 36×85 Fun and Flowing was Country Dream Agility out of Waterford, OH. This team earned 557 LPP. The top performing dog for Country Dream in September was Kory, a Border Collie run by Bud Houston. Kory finished this course with zero faults in a time of 34.39 seconds:

3rd Place Team

Third place in the 36×85 Fun and Flowing League was United Colours of Agility out of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. This team started play in September, earning 381 LPP; demonstrating that they will contend in this league. The top scoring dog for United Colours was Gemma, a Border Collie handled by Susan Dawson. Gemma finished this course with zero faults in a time of 30.46 seconds. There was no YouTube recording for this performance!

A Team to Watch

Rosetree DTC out of Lexington, KY. This team earned 262 LPP in the Summer League. Rosetree’s top performing dog in September was Finn, a Miniature Australian Shepherd handled by Teri Landry. Finn finished this course with zero faults in a time of 35.63 seconds:

It is worth noting that the 35×85 Fun & Flowing league was started specifically for Rosetree Dog Training Club. The club plays in an unusual working space. The National Dog Agility Leagues essential mission is to provide an agility experience that is inexpensive and accessible! We are gratified that other clubs are taking note of this interesting league space and taking time to play with us.

Start of the Fall 2016 36×85 Masters League

New clubs are invited to establish an NDAL franchise at any time. The cost for playing is ridiculously low. You can download the October 60×90 Masters NDAL score-keeping worksheet: HERE

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Summer 2016 NDAL 60×90 Masters Final Results

October 1, 2016

The 60×90 Masters course was a fast course, which presented interesting technical challenges with the dog working at full speed.

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You can view Final Results: HERE

1st Place Team

The winning team is Clermont County All Breed All Stars out of Milford, OH. Clermont County earned 1,449 Lifetime Performance points in the Fall 60×90 League, and won both August and September outright.

The Top Dog in September was Leela, a Border Collie handled by Brenda Gilday. Leela finished this course with zero faults in a time of 31.16 seconds:

2nd Place Team

The second place team in the 60×90 Masters was Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, NY. This team earned 1,374 Lifetime Performance Points in the 60×90 Summer League and made their mark with a relatively small number of dogs. The top performing dog for Agility Dream Dogs in September was Riva, a Golden Retriever handled by John Babcock. Riva finished this course with zero faults in a time of 37.43 seconds:

3rd Place Team

Third place is a tie between Rocky Mountain Agility DTC in Arvada, CO and Country Dream Agility in Waterford, OH. Both teams earned 1,186 Lifetime Performance Points in the 60×90 Summer league!

The top scoring dog for Rocky Mountain Agility in September was Ozzie, an All American dog run by Thyra Powers. Ozzie finished this course with zero faults in a time of 39.49 seconds. This club never submits YouTube recordings in their league results, so we are unable to share Ozzie’s performance!

The top scoring dog for Country Dream Agility was Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Kory finished this course with zero faults in a time of 33.56 seconds:

A Team to Watch

Joining the National Dog Agility League for play in September was United Colours of Agility out of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. This team finished in third place for September only, showing that they will be a contender in this league. The top scoring dog for United Colours was Noodle, a Miniature Poodle. Noodle finished this course with zero faults, in a time of 36.14 seconds. There was no YouTube recording for this performance!

Start of the Fall 2016 60×90 Masters League

New clubs are invited to establish an NDAL franchise at any time. The cost for playing is ridiculously low. You can download the October 60×90 Masters NDAL score-keeping worksheet: HERE

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. The web store is up and running. www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Joker’s Notebook, an invaluable reference for teaching an agility dog (and his handler) to work a distance apart.

Summer 2016 NDAL 50×70 Fun & Flowing Final Results

October 1, 2016

This was a fun competition featuring a fine romp of a course and living up to the fun and flowing kind of challenge on this 50×70 field of play.

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You can view Final Results: HERE

1st Place Team

The winning team is Wicked West Australians, out of Banjup Western Australia. This team earned 2,458 Lifetime Performance Points over the course of the 50×70 Summer League; and won the league without actually winning any single month.

In the September and final course of the Summer League the top scoring dog for Wicked West Australians was Ripley, a Border Collie handled by Nic Ford. Ripley finished this course with zero faults in a time of 25.98 seconds:

2nd Place Team

The second place team in the 50×70 Fun & Flowing was AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous out of Louisville, KY. This team earned 2,433 Lifetime Performance Points over the course of the 50×70 Summer League; won the July competition, and has kept a significant presence among the top performing scores each month. The top scoring dog for AQ4U was Blade, a Border Collie running for Brian Wakefield. Blade finished this course with zero faults, in a time of 27.03 seconds:

3rd Place Team

The third place team for the 50×70 Fun & Flowing league was the Clermont County All Breed All Stars out of Milford, OH. This club is right in the mix and a contender in each of leagues in which they compete, so long as they number the courses correctly!

The top scoring dog for Clermont County in the September 2016 50×70 Fun & Flowing was Leela, a Border Collie handled by Brenda Gilday Leela finished this course with zero faults in a time of 26.76 seconds:

Top Dog

The Top Dog in the September 2016 50×70 Fun & Flowing league was Chips, an All Canadian dog handled by Seanna O’Neill. Chips finished this course with zero faults in a time of 24.03 seconds:

Chips plays for Team Canada, out of Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Having missed the July competition Team Canada finished in a solid 4th place overall, having won both July and August. We’ll be watching Team Canada as we begin the Fall League in October.

Start of the Fall 2016 50×70 Fun & Flowing

New clubs are invited to establish an NDAL franchise at any time. The cost for playing is ridiculously low. You can download the October 50×700 Fun & Flowing NDAL score-keeping worksheet: HERE

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. The web store is up and running. www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Joker’s Notebook, an invaluable reference for teaching an agility dog (and his handler) to work a distance apart.

Summer 2016 NDAL 50×50 International Final Results

October 1, 2016

This was a fun competition featuring some interesting “international” kinds of challenges… back-sides, and pull-throughs, and lots of work in the weave poles.

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You can view Final Results: HERE

1st Place Team

The winning team is Wicked West Australians, out of Banjup Western Australia. This team earned 1,080 Lifetime Performance Points over the course of the Summer League. In the September and final course of the Summer League the top scoring dog for Wicked West Australians was Jay, a Border Collie handled by Sylvia Hamilton. Jay finished this course with zero faults in a time of 33.22 seconds:

2nd Place Team

The second place team in the 50×50 International was Sit, Stay, ‘N Play, out of Stroudsburg, PA. This team earned 1,008 Lifetime Performance Points over the course of the Summer League. In the September and final course of the Summer League the top scoring dog for Sit, Stay,’n Play was Fiona, a Border Collie run by Laurie Bowen. Fiona finished this course with zero faults, in a time of 35.94 seconds:

3rd Place Team

We have to mention the third place team, as they did not play in July… and their team won both the August and September 50×50. This was Team Canada, playing out of Edmonton, Alberta Canada. The top scoring dog for September was Tylt, a Border Collie handled by Teri O’Neill. Tylt wins the September competition with zero faults, in a time of 31.77 seconds:

We’ll be watching Team Canada as we begin the Fall League in October.

Start of the Fall 2016 50×50 International

New clubs are invited to establish an NDAL franchise at any time. The cost for playing is ridiculously low. You can download the October 50×50 International NDAL score-keeping worksheet: HERE

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. The web store is up and running. www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Joker’s Notebook, an invaluable reference for teaching an agility dog (and his handler) to work a distance apart.