The Inaugural RCC agility trial held in conjunction with the Alberta Golden Retriever Club as a success on many levels for the clubs. Both clubs were able to share the expenses and neither club lost money. (The club raised over a $1000.00 – big thanks to all the supportive people including our American Rottie owners that partook in the raffle at the American Rottweiler National this year). The RCC hosted Friday and Saturday ( July 18/19 ) of the three day event. It was held outdoors on the grounds of Wet Noses Agility Fields near Strathmore AB. Per the usual “Alberta” weather forecast , we sustained every weather system except snow.
We had a total of 7 Rottweilers representing the Breed over the 3 days. Each level of difficulty from Novice to Master had a Rottweiler(s) and a passing/qualifying run. On Friday, the club had a total of 129 runs and on Saturday, 212 runs. This trial was well attended by the Agility community and the volunteers “worked overtime”. Michelle Whistlecraft and I ( Debbie Haynes ) wanted to make special note to Wesley Ulan, Heather Smith ( Wathaman Rottweilers ) and her grand-daughter Jada, Kim and Harry Zippel ( Blue Ribbon Kennels ) for going the “extra mile” in making this event a success. Kim and Harry Zippel, Michelle and Debbie and Wesley ( Maplemor Rottweilers ) helped to raise over $1500 in donations/raffles for this event. The HIT prize was donated by Maplemor Rottweilers.
We hope to have RCC host another agility trial in 2015 – stay tuned…….
The RCC awarded the High in Trial Rottweiler ( HIT ) to “ Blast “ CH Multi HIT Wathaman’s Xtremely Xplosive Am/Cdn CDX,RN,Am RE,Am/Can HT,AGI,AGIJ,NP,Am NAP,NJP,DD,CI, Breeder: Heather Smith Owner: Michelle Whistlecraft
There was also some very special “firsts” for the Breed in Canada at this trial
Not one but Two Rottweilers received their Agility Championship title !!!!!!! A first for our Breed !!!!!! This is currently the highest level a dog can achieve in CKC Agility.
“Brita” and her handler/owner became the first Dual AKC/CKC Rottweiler Agility CH. Brita received her last qualifying leg in the Veteran Class ( 10 years of age ) and is now known as Am/Can CH, AGMCH-V, MACH, Am CT Maplemor Bringiton To Evrmor VST,Can TD,Am/Can CD,Am RE,Can RA,MX,MXJ,XF,T2B,Can AGMXJ,AGMX-V,Am HSAs,Can HS,Can SDS, CI-I,CI-T,TT,CGC Breeder: Debbie Haynes & J Morgan Owner: Debbie Haynes
“Crash” ( 10 1/2 years of age ) and her handler/owner became an Agility Champion and first CKC Triple Champion Rottweiler !!!!! Crash is known as MHIT, CH/GMOTCH/AGMCH-V Wathaman’s Trainwrek O Trouble Am UD,Am VER,TD, Am/Can HT, PT, HS, HSAs, AGMXV, AGMXJV, NAP, NJP,Am RAE, TT, CGN, HIC Breeder: Heather Smith Owner: Michelle Whistlecraft
The other Rottweilers placements were as follows:
Takoda / handler Debbie Haynes – multi AOM Am/Can CH Maplemor Sacagawea’s Journey To Wynstone Am/Can RN,HT,AGN,NP,NA,NAJ,NF,CS-S,CS-T. Takoda received two qualifying runs with 2nd placements in Novice 24inch PAD ( Points and Distance a new game offered by CKC ) and two 1st placements and one 3rd placement in Novice 24 inch STD.
Athena/handler Debbie Haynes – Maplemor’s Daughter Of Zeus BN Am/Can RN RA TD OA OAJ OF NP AGI AGNJ CS-S CS-T CGC. Athena took a 4th place in 24inch Novice PAD, 2nd placement in 24 inch Intermediate JWW and a 1st and 2nd placement in 24inch Intermediate STD.
Luna/handler Michelle Whistlecraft – Wolffman’s Kosmic Lunar Kharma. Luna made her debut at this set of trials and did very well. This team have gone on and just finished their Novice titles this fall. Luna received a 1st and 3rd placement in 20 inch Novice Select STD and a 1st placement in 20 inch Novice Select JWW.
Gamble/handler Michelle Whistlecraft- MHIT, CH GMotch Wathaman’s Vandalizing Vegas Am UD, Am/Can RE, AGIV,AGIJV, NP, NAP, OJP, Am HT, VER, TT, CGN, HIC. Gamble picked up two 2nd placements in 16 inch Novice Veteran PAD.