I did not attend the Dachshund Club of America National events this year, most of which were held at Purina Farms in Gray Summit, Missouri. Dorndorf was wonderfully represented in the performance arena, however, as these many bulletins testify. KUDOS and my THANKS to you all! You are the BEST! ---Love, Patt
May 10 Sisters Sage, owned by Maxine Brinker, and Seiko, owned by Tina Knoll and handled by Laura, were entered in the Tracking Dog Excellent test. Unfortunately, none of the three dachshunds passed. TDX tests have a passing rate between 15-20% annually; they are not a walk in the park! But they both gave it a very good go!
May 11 Gretel qualifies in Senior Earthdog for her third leg and the SE title! Congratulations to owner Jennifer Fry, handler Laura Knoll, and Gretel!
May 11 We all had big hopes that Nadja would earn her fourth qualification in Master Earthdog for the ME title. But this time Nadja had other ideas! As does her owner Tina Knoll, we look foward to Nadja getting that fourth leg!
May 12 Diane Webb writes: "We did earthdog with Olive and Bossa yesterday and today. Neither passed yesterday, but today Olive passed and earned her first Junior Earthdog leg! She ran straight into the tunnel (just like yesterday) but this time didn't come back out. She got to the quarry in 17 seconds and barked and whined for over 60 seconds.
Olive was the third of 30 JE dogs to run today or which 7 passed. We waited over two hours before we got her ribbon. So Olive was tired and hot and was looking into the sun, and the award photos aren't very good. But I am very proud of her!!"
Congratulations to Diane and Olive!
May 14 Nutmeg, 11 years, qualified with a 3rd place in a class of 14 dachshunds competing in the Master Jumpers with Weaves class! Her niece Sage also qualified in the same class! Congratulations to Maxine Brinker, Nutmeg, and Sage!
May 14 Diane writes: "Olive and John had an excellent day at DCA Agility, qualifying in Novice FAST Preferred (1st place), Masters Standard Preferred (2nd Place), and Masters JWW Preferred (2nd Place). Olive earned her third double Q and 26 points towards PACH [Preferred Agility Champion]. Once again, Olive just missed winning High In Trial; this time she was about a second behind the Standard Preferred HIT Winner.
The venue was awesome -- artificial turf over the matted floor covering the entire facility in a large, well-lit, air-conditioned facility. I've got videos of Olive which I'll post at some point. No photographers or videographers at the trial."
Congratulations to John Willmore and Olive!
Obedience and rally
May 16 Nutmeg and Sage both qualified in the Advanced B Rally class with Nutmeg earning 2nd Place of the 10 dachshunds competing! Congratulations to Maxine and the Spice Girls!
May 16 Olive qualified in Rally B Excellent for the necessary third leg in the annual DCA Triathlon! Combined with her passing/qualifying performances in earthdog and agility, Olive has qualified with a chance to win the Triathlon. Whether she does will be determined by performances of other Triathlon contenders that are still to come. Congratulations to Diane Webb and Olive!
May 17 Nutmeg qualified with a 1st Place in Open A obedience for her 3rd leg and her CDX! Putting this achievement in perspective, only four dachshunds earned the CDX title in 2012. Congratulations to Maxine Brinker and Nutmeg!
Congratulations Team Olive!
Way to GO, everyone!! ♥♥♥