My Beagles...

Emma and Levi......are 5 months apart. Emma was born 3 November 2004 and I soon realised she needed a playmate. I was very lucky to find Levi within a few months of getting Emma, as I waited nearly two years for Emma!Levi was born 28 March 2005 and was the naughtiest puppy alive! Him and Emma immediately hit it off and became the best of Beagle Buddies.I desperately needed to find an outlet for my Beagle kids' energy, and ventured into the world of agility. It soon became one of my biggest passions, apart from the Beagle breed, and today Emma and Levi are both competing in the top grades. I made a friend in Slovenia, running her Beagle Xsara in agility, and she inspired me to start teaching them tricks. I'm enjoying it very much and hopefully this blog will be as entertaining and inspiring to others, as Xsara's is to me.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Some Photos

KUSA weekend on 15, 16 November in Malmesbury...

Emma with all her rosettes

Boland Show (black & yellow) - 3rd in Contact, 2nd in Non-Contact
HHKC (blue & white) - 2nd in Contact, 2nd in DJ
BRVKC (black & pink) - 2nd in DJ, 3rd in Contact & Non-Contact

The other rosettes are 2nd places for two of the Dog Jumping National rounds and the last one a 2nd place for Overall National Dog Jumping Placing over the weekend.

She also came Second Overall in Agility (Contact & Non-Contact combined) for the 3 shows, but recieved no rosette/prize for that.

See why I call her my little miss "consistent" :)

Levi with his 3 first place rosettes, all QC's towards Championship status, which saw him become a Contact and Non-Contact champion on the same weekend!

With my boy, it's all or nothing! :) The blue rosette was his last QC needed in Contact to make him a Champion and the two pink ones he won in the same show, both disciplines, becoming a Non-Contact Champion as well.

SADAA weekend, Boland Regional Trials on 22 & 23 November in Malmesbury

My boy managed one3rd place with a bronze medal, but I am very proud of him having very fast BC's as competition over 55cm jump heights. He also ran a very fast Jumping round which saw him only a second off the best BC's times. Unfortunately he knocked a bar there, which made him move down to 10th place. Along with his team mates Dylan (Linda) and Ivan (Hannes), we won the midi/maxi team event, therefore the 1st place rosette! :)

Emma was consistant once again, running some very good times in extremely hot conditions. She managed 5 placings from 6 rounds, coming 4th with a clear round the last Jumping round of the weekend.

Her placings included her first ever Gold medal, a Silver and a Bronze, with another two 3rd placings without medals. Along with her mini team mates who both won the National Event in their size categories, she won the mini Team Event. They were Tiger (Ansie) and Garro (Marlize).


Dughallmor Beagles said...

Wow, well done you guys, look at all your lovely rosettes!!
We love Xsara too, she's pawsome!
Slobbers xx

Kess And Her Mama said...

Emma looks so serious guarding her rosettes... Congratulations to Emma & Levi! You do us beagles proud.

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Oh my dawg!! I just realised you do drag hunting too! We'd love to do something like that here but our nearest one is too far :o( Are you in South Africa??
Pee ess, thanks for signing our guest book, slobbers xx

Annaret said...

Ha-ha! Yup, Emma does NOT like being photographed... mostly I have to talk about treats or walkies just to get her to look at me when trying to take a picture, so serious, sad Emma is not made to be a model! :)

Drag hunts, in South Africa yes, HUGE LOADS of FUN, the Beagles, especially Levi, LOVES it! :)

Thanks for popping round on our blog guys!

Xsara ... said...

Big congrats to Emma and Levi (and their handler, of course). I envy you because you have so many trials - we only get to run two courses per weekend. The rest of the time we just watch our friends run and go for walks. We also don't have drag hunts, unfortunately. Maybe we should move to SA :)

Anyway, congrats again - every time we visit your blog there's more fantastic news. You really do make beagles proud :)

TWa76 said...

Wow, well done Emma and Levi. I envy you because you have drag hunts. We don't have those in here.

It is great to visit your blog and read these news. I agree with Kess and Xsara: You really do make beagles proud :o)

Momo and Pinot said...

Hello and nice to meet you, Emma and Levi! When we saw your picture on DWB, it reminded us of Xsara! Wow, look at these rosettes! Impressive work!

Momo & Pinot

Photos in slideshow courtesy of Gary Killian.

Levi pulling out front in Drag Hunt

Photos in slideshow courtesy of Nico Nel.