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November 28, 2005 – It's
time for us to take a break from the "beauty pageant" and
witness the athletic accomplishments of a select group of Great Danes.
I had never before attempted to shoot Danes in action and it was quite
a challenge. Overall, I am reasonably pleased with the outcome; however,
I'd like to find more opportunities to hone my skills in this area.
There's a lot of room for improvement.
This week's DaDane is the first
of a two-part gallery of Agility shots from the 2005 GDCA National
Specialty. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Agility competition,
here is a quick explanation.
What is Agility?
Agility is an AKC-sanctioned sport in which dogs compete to achieve
qualifying scores over an obstacle course. The AKC characterizes
Trials this way:
"The purpose of AKC Agility
Trials is to afford owners the
dog's willingness to work with its handler under a variety of conditions.
The program begins with basic entry-level agility, and progresses to
more complex levels that require dogs to demonstrate higher levels
of training and interaction with their handlers.
"Agility results in
a better rounded, conditioned dog, provides good basic training for
search and rescue dogs, demonstrates good training
and citizenship and has excellent spectator appeal."
I can vouch for the spectator
appeal! I've also heard Agility characterized as an amusement park
for dogs. Obviously, it
more than that.
However, nobody can deny that "Agility Dogs" relish their
sport. Without further ado, let's begin looking at our Agility Danes.
— HUNTER —
Paquestone's U2 Rollin Thunder, RN, NA
(Paquestone's The Masked Man x Paquestone's 24 Karet Gem)
Breeder: Tamie Lewers, Ray Goldstone
Owner: Marta Brock
— ORION —
Chroma-Orion Of The Red Bluff, CD, RE, NA, NAJ
(CH Dreamspinner's Cash N Carry x Chroma Trompe L'oeil, CD, OA, NAJ, NJP)
Breeder: JP Yousha
Owner: Carrie Burns
— NEWTON —
Holtz Mr Las Vegas, NA,
Owner: Stephanie Holt
Owner: Joan Keif
— LAVA —
CH PCH It's What's Shakin, NA, NAJ
(CH An Express Denali Quake x Daneridge's Penelope Steele)
Breeder/Owner: Suzzane Kelleher-Duckett
— BONNIE —
Dynknlind Fairhair'd Bonniblue, AX, MXJ
(CH Penadane Daynakin Solitary Man x CH Daynakin's You're So Vain)
Breeders: Bruce & Edie Lind, Georgia Hymmen, Jack Henderson
Owner: Jean Liebmann & Tom Auberry
I hope you enjoyed the photos.
week you'll see the rest of the Agility gang!
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