Posts Tagged ‘Top Dog’

January 2021 50×70 Fast & Fun Results

February 5, 2021

January is over, and now we can post the results for the 50×70 Fast & Fun League. Six clubs have reported results for this League for January.

We continue using “historical” courses. These are courses that have been played before. The efforts of dogs playing in January earn Lifetime Performance Points (LPP), as the historical performances are ranked with the new performances. The LPP is a measure of rank.

50×70 Fast & Fun January 2021 Results

The January 2021 50×70 Fast & Fun league was a numbered course designed by Dennis Vogel back in July 2017. Dennis is one of our Team Captains.

A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:

Top Dog

The Top Dog of all the clubs reporting in January is from the first-place team, Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, New York. Gracie, a Border Collie handled by Gary McCarthy, finished this course with zero faults in 28.48 seconds:

First Place Team

Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, New York was our first-place team. The top scoring dog was Gracie the Border Collie handled by Gary McCarthy. They were also the month’s Top Dog. Gracie finished the course with zero faults in 34.56 seconds:

Second Place Team

The second-place team in January is AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous out of Brooks, Kentucky. The top scoring dog was Peak, a Border Collie, handled by Christina Wakefield. Peak and Christina finished this course with zero faults in 31.69 seconds:

Third Place Team

K9cation out of Hudson, Colorado was our third-place team. Jasper, a Chocolate Labrador, was handled by Shana Goodwin. Jasper finished the course with zero faults in 34.56 seconds:

Fourth Place Team

The fourth-place team in January is K9 Powersports out of Grand Junction, Colorado. The top scoring dog was Keiji, a Papillon, handled by Geoff Teare. They finished the course with zero faults in 36.22 seconds:

Fifth Place Team

Cloud Nine out of Maple, Minnesota was our fifth-place team. The top scoring dog was Navi the Border Collie handled by Ali Kuschel. Navi finished the course with zero faults in 33.9 seconds:

Sixth Place Team

All Breed Training Club of Akron out of Tallmadge, Ohio was our sixth-place team. The top scoring dog was Savvy, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever handled by Cindy Fink. Savvy finished the course with zero faults in 36.19 seconds:

Spotlight Dog of the Month

Our spotlight dog of the month is Chexa from AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous in Brooks, Kentucky. Chexa is a speedy American Eskimo handled by Ann Embry. They finished the course with zero faults in 40.88 seconds:

February 60×90 Masters League

New teams are always welcomed to join us for NDAL league play. You are welcome to join any of our ongoing leagues. The February 2021 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:
https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-kg

We will continue to publish “historical” courses while the IDAL goes through some changes at the head office.

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Questions comments & snide remarks should be directed to Melissa Wallace at pagc.live@gmail.com.The web store is now closed all payments for the IDAL should be directed to this page: http://pagc.live/ndal.htm. The products that were previously available will be published in the future by Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com.

January 2021 60×90 Masters Results

February 3, 2021

January is over, and now we can post the results for the 60×90 Masters League. Three clubs have reported results for this League for January.

We continue using “historical” courses. These are courses that have been played before. The efforts of dogs playing in January earn Lifetime Performance Points (LPP), as the historical performances are ranked with the new performances. The LPP is a measure of rank.

60×90 Masters January 2021 Results

The January 2021 60×90 Masters league was a numbered course designed by Dennis Vogel back in July 2017. Dennis is one of our Team Captains.

A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:

The Top Dog of all the clubs reporting in January is from the second-place team, POTC Thunder Pawz out of Brimfield, Illinois. Gus, a Border Collie handled by Liz Clements, finished this course with zero faults in 34.79 seconds:

First-Place Team

The first-place team in January was Jumpin’ K-9 out of Temecula, CA. The top scoring dog for Jumpin’ K-9 was Speed, a nice Papillon handled by Brenda Piper. Speed and Brenda finished this course with zero faults in 35.98 seconds:

Second-Place Team

POTC Thunder Pawz out of Brimfield, Illinois was our second-place team. Gus, a Border Collie handled by Liz Clements was also our Top Dog. They finished this course with zero faults in 34.79 seconds:

Third-Place Team

Jumping C Crew out of Exeter, California was our third-place team. Swiper is an All American handled by Cindy Snowden.  Swiper finished the course with zero faults in 35.44 seconds:

Spotlight Dog of the Month

Our spotlight dog of the month is Max a nice-looking Pug handled by Liz Clements from Jumping C Crew. Nice distance! They completed the course with 0 faults in 50.09 seconds:

February 60×90 Masters League

New teams are always welcomed to join us for NDAL league play. You are welcome to join any of our ongoing leagues. The February 2021 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:
https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-kg

We will continue to publish “historical” courses while the IDAL goes through some changes at the head office.

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Questions comments & snide remarks should be directed to Melissa Wallace at pagc.live@gmail.com. The web store is now closed. All payments for the IDAL should be directed to this page: http://pagc.live/ndal.htm. The products that were previously available will be published in the future.

August League Results Notice ~ Country Dream

August 12, 2015

Results have been submitted by Country Dream, Waterford, Ohio in the August competition of the summer series. These are the first results to be reported:

Fname Lname Dog Jhgt Fault Time Bonus Score YouTube
Bud Houston Kory 20 0 27.66 20 7.66 http://youtu.be/1DTGoFlG0Tg
Marsha Houston Cedar 12 0 46.27 0 46.27 http://youtu.be/vhQAp2cnZ-E
Marsha Houston Phoenix 20 20 37.38 10 47.38 http://youtu.be/b2mlb0Adflg
Joan Birkinbine Nile 20 5 45.55 0 50.55 http://youtu.be/asri04yuBVc
Melissa Holmes Prim 20 10 50.07 0 60.07 http://youtu.be/PIX3miM5cY8
Jennifer Goudy Koda 16 25 40.47 0 65.47 http://youtu.be/s1Bj5HlZH90
Carol Mueller Pita 24 5 64.41 0 69.41 http://youtu.be/s0bc-qaljd0
Dennis McHenry Ranger 16 20 63.94 0 83.94 http://youtu.be/xpdGZTwcQQM

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This is a fun course, designed as a Helter Skelter. The Book of Agility Games says “In the U.K., there is a dog agility class called Helter Skelter. The game is named after a children’s ride at parks and fairs where a slide spirals down the side of a tower.

On first look the same-sided spiral looks almost too simple to consider as a game of competition. But in practice the handler needs to understand the subtle handling and movement differences between a tight pinwheel and a big wide open flow of obstacles. The Helter Skelter will certainly expose small errors in timing and position.

This variation of the Helter Skelter is called “there, and back again”. The course starts tight, then opens up; and then turns back on itself on a big sweep and tightens back into the central pinwheel.

To enhance the drama of the game this Helter Skelter has a distance challenge that will appeal to the gambler and risk taker. Two containment lines are drawn on the course that will earn the dog a bonus if the handler manages to stay on his side of the line while the dog works…without fault. This is the Time Warp element of the game; and so our variation is called “Warped Helter Skelter”.

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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 Book of Agility Games, an invaluable reference to clubs engaged in league play.

League Play

July 15, 2014

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We need an earnest discussion about the “agility league” especially and obviously as it relates to Top Dog Agility Players. Just a couple days ago we published an Introduction, which outlines how the opening night of league play will work at Queen City Dog Training Club in Cincinnati, OH on August 5, 2014.

And now, the real question for which inquiring want an answer. Why is the final league team randomized? Why not come into a competition with a team already assembled. After all, that builds team spirit and camaraderie.

Bear with me on this. One club only gets one team. Can that club preselect the team? Of course they can. What we have at Queen City is a competition to which about 40 dogs will be invited. Why would they show up if “the team” were already selected? What we’re going to do is have two rounds of qualifying courses or games. Every dogs placement against the field accumulated over the two rounds will determine who gets to be on the five dog team. And then, in the final round, the scores earned by those five dogs will constitute the score of the Queen City team. And this is the score will be recorded against any other teams that report a score for league play.

A league must have rules. One of our really basic rules is that the team must be selected before running the challenge course. It would be unfair (and, obviously, against our rules) if we ran 40 dogs on the challenge course and afterwards picked the top five scores to represent the team score. That wouldn’t be a team at all.

At this point we don’t even know if other clubs around the country (or around the world) will compete with the Queen City team. This isn’t going to be a quick and easy start-up.

If you are going to play, or feel like you want to… get in touch with me. I’ll help you get started! ~ Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com.  Come out and play with us!

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. Visit the web store at: www.dogagility.org/newstore. Please note that the web store carries The Book of Agility Games. This is an important reference for any club who plays the variety of games that we’ll play in Top Dog Agility Players.

July Top Dog

July 2, 2013

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In consultation with the Top Dog Steering Committee we are introducing a few changes to the format. These really aren’t small changes. So try to follow along.

  1. All events will be permanently open. Results for each event will be maintained on a historical basis. Therefore, all closing dates documented for events are no longer in effect; (give me time, and I’ll remove all of them).
  2. A dog may repeat a course or game; and each score recorded individually. The repeated run may be on the same day… or at any later date.
  3. Titles will be normalized to reflect systems used by other agility organizations.

The rules need to be edited to reflect these changes.

Events for July 2013

We begin July with two numbered courses. Please note that the second is a Jumpers course. Because it is not a game… it becomes a numbered course.

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  Numbered Course
  Time Plus Faults
  160 yards

 

Qualifying: 4″

92

seconds
8″

82

seconds
12″

74

seconds
16″

67

seconds
20″+

60

seconds

 

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  Numbered Course
  Time Plus Faults
  160 yards

 

Qualifying: 4″

50

seconds
8″

45

seconds
12″

40

seconds
16″

36

Seconds
20″+

33

Seconds

 

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. Visit the web store at: www.dogagility.org/newstore. Please note that the web store carries The Book of Agility Games. This is an important reference for any club who plays the variety of games that we’ll play in Top Dog Agility Players.