Monday, February 22, 2016

Jam at the 3rd Annual Westminster Masters Agility Challenge

Jam, GCH Grayhart's Purple Haze, CD, JH, MX, MXJ CGCA, SD, VX, posing in front of Sensation, the Westminster Kennel Club's official logo.

Jam competed and although we did not qualify for the finals, I could not be prouder of my girl, who was the only Weimaraner entered out of 330 dogs. She was a wonderful representative for the breed, both in and out of the ring. It was such an honor to be part of this amazing event.

Jam was clean on a very challenging Masters Jumpers with Weaves course but sadly over time. The turf proved to be very slippery for her causing her to fall and made her much more cautious. Only 10 dogs in our class qualified, and only two more, Jam and another dog, had clean rounds but were over time. 

In the Master Standard course, handler error caused her to get a refusal at the tunnel, darn, we almost got one of those fancy Q ribbons. She was 10 seconds under standard course time in this run. It was a fun course with a tricky opening. Lots of good things in this run and we always celebrate the positives. 

This was our first big agility event and Jam handled it all in stride. I think that having been a show dog, she even showed here 3 years ago in breed, she is used to the crowds, noise and distractions and was not stressed like some of the other dogs. We had fun, spent time with friends, met many awesome dogs and handlers from all over the country and although we did not make the finals, we were included in the TV broadcast of the finals on Fox Sports 1, showing the special relationship between Jam and me. Watch the whole clip to see me feeding Jam treats and then her kissing me!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Jam got into the Westminster Kennel Club Masters Agility Trial!!!!

I am beyond excited that Jam and I will be competing at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Agility Trial on February 13, 2016! 

This trial is limited to dogs that have their Masters level titles, both MX and MXJ, and only the first 330 dog's entries were accepted.  As far as I know, Jam is the only Weimaraner that will be competing there.

Jam competed in the Westminster Kennel Club Show in 2013 and strutted her stuff in the conformation ring.

Jam is GCH Grayhart's Purple Haze, CD, JH, MX, MXJ, CGCA, SD, VX, Pet Partners Therapy Dog.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Flashback Black Friday 2009: Trixie for Banana Republic

In honor of Black Friday, here is Trixie's Black Friday ad for Banana Republic in 2009. Her image was on the Banana Republic website and in all their stores, from giant posters to POS displays, for just one day, that big shopping day after Thanksgiving, promoting cashmere sweaters. Probably my favorite pic of my girl and taken by noted photographer Richard Phibbs. Trixie is CH GraytSky's I'm Not Really A Waitress, CD,RN,AX,OAJ, V, BROM.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Jam at the Keystone ESS Agility Trial

Jam, GCH Grayhart's Purple Haze, CD, JH,MZ,MXJ,CGCA,SD,VX, competing at the Keystone English Springer Spaniel Agility trial in Master Standard. These awesome photos are by Rich Knecht.

Jam stars in Lane Crawford department store Christmas video

Jam, GCH Grayhart's Purple Haze, CD,JH,MX,MXJ,CGCA,SD,VX, starring in international department store, Lane Crawford's Christmas video appearing on their website.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Jam new MXJ Title!

Jam earns her 10th MXJ leg at the American Chesapeake Club agility trial at Paws N Effect in Hamden, CT, to finish her MXJ, Master Jumpers with Weaves title!!!!

She is now Jam, GCH Grayhart's Purple Haze, CD, JH, MX, MXJ, CGCA, SD, VX!!!