I once judged a 10 year old dog that was running a Q. The dog handler did not start until the dog was later in life before getting involved with FT game. The dog was trained by the owner and only run by the owner. The guy was a very nice person. Of course they were running against all the new crop of up and coming prospects. The dog made it though all 4 series and jammed. The guy was happy as a clam and thanked me and let me know it was the dogs last trial. Funny after sitting in a chair watching 1000's of dogs butts I remember a Q jam.
I guess what I am trying to say is good for them. I hope they are having fun and keep going.