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: [GDG] AKC Agility Invitational

Gerry Clinchy
12-19-2012, 11:00 AM
If you haven't seen any high-level agility competitions, you might enjoy this

I didn't breed this dog ... but I did breed his dam :-) Beamer has been in the top 3 agility Goldens nationally for about three years. He just turned 8 years old at the end of November.

Good as he is, he didn't make it into the finals. One Golden did, but did not survive the finals.

I can say this, the handlers have to be pretty fit to compete in this sport!

Gerry Clinchy
12-19-2012, 11:03 AM

Beamer's final round ... his best run, but still not good enough to get him into the finals. This gives a good view of him doing weave poles ... and he's amazing at that.

The invitational is based on points (for speed) and then points are substracted for "faults". Generally, that ends up meaning that reliability is rewarded a bit more than speed alone.