Sunday, January 15, 2017

ATChC Kili

Today may be forever the most memorable moment in my life as a dog owner. Today, it is my pride and joy to announce the first ever greyhound Agility Trial Champion of Canada (ATChC). As is her way, Kili finished in true style by running 4/4 to earn not one, not two, but three titles. She completed her final master gamble and jumpers Q's, giving us her Master Gamble Dog of Canada and Master Jumpers Dog of Canada titles, which, in combination with her other Masters titles, completed her ATChC. As my very first performance dog, my career goal was to put an ATChC on Kili, but of course it is now clear that there will be many more titles to come for us. However, this will always be special as the first big title that we earned together. I am very excited to see what is still to come for Kili, and also for Kenna to start her career. And, while I do have a sneaking suspicion that Kenna is going to outpace Kili's career, the really memorable thing is that though there will be many more ATChC greyhounds to come (mine, and I hope others!), Kili will always and forever have been the first, and that can never change.


Charliedownunder said...

Crikey ..... well done!! Mum used to do agility with her previous dogs but she's never tried with me. I'd love to have a go at that. Unfortunately we live in a smaller town (in Australia) and there's nowhere to do agility without going to the nearest city which is 2 hours drive away. I'm a whippet not a grey but I'm sure I could do that too. I'm good at obedience work.

Apex Agility Greyhounds said...

Living in small towns has its downfalls. :( I'm sure you'd be good at agility, Charlie! There's a lot more whippets in sports like agility and flyball than there are greyhounds or other sighthounds. Maybe mom can set you up a little backyard agility course just for fun!