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AM.CAN.CH Jansim Diggers Bluff TT CG AM.CAN.RAE AM.CAN.CD AGI AGIJ AM.CAN.JE CAN.CA PCD BN NS CL1-R RATN (Digger) (Jansim Pup)

(proud owner - Pam)

Switching Venues once more!!

Gableridge BHA Barn Hunt Tests, Arnprior, ON November 7th-8th, 2020.

Although it will never rival Earthdog in his mind, Digger enjoyed just being a terrier at Barn Hunt at the weekend.
Once I remembered that, in this sport, he is the team leader, he got the job done in fine style earning his RATN title.
Judge Cynthia Sandison is one to put on your "friend not foe" list for her patient and encouraging attituded

Starting Again

With AKC Agility plans on hold and no indoor trials, I did what I swore I would never do and entered Digger in outdoor trials (somewhere other than CAC St. Lazare).

Thankfully he is running Starters as they are AAC Trials so a new venue for him.

His first trial at Big Sky Event Centre in Harrowsmith on August 22nd was a blow out, the prime hunting land outside the beautiful (and thankfully well fenced) ring area was too tempting, resulting in several off courses situated such that they were deemed refusals.

His second outing on September 12th, 2020 was much better and resulted in 1 Q out of 3 runs. So he now has two Q's towards his Starters Standard title.

More important than the results, we both had a blast.

His Happy Place

September 6th, 2019 - First time on Agility equipment since April and Digger Q'd three for three at the Club Agilité Canin de St-Lazare CKC Trial under judge Danielle LeVangie.
Making a successful debut in Novice Jumps & Tunnels, Steeplechase and Novice Points & Distance.
I just love his work ethic. he was bouncing with anticipation from the moment we arrived.

On his way...again

May 12th 2019, at the Earthdog Association of Ontario CKC Earthdog tests, Digger earned his first CKC Seior earthdog leg under judge Ann Joondeph (a lovely judge)

A nice way to finish the year

Decembr 16, 2018

Digger added two more Advanced B Q's at the North Gower Dog Club Rally Trials under judge Patricia Hunt.

Scoring 98 in both trials and placing 2nd and 3rd.

His Rally Standings for this year are:
No. 1 Border Terrier No. 3 Terrier No. 27 All Breeds

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Some Insurance Points

November 17, 2018

The news that Mike Calhoun might be retiting from judging prompted several of us to plan a trip to Moncton NB where he was judging All Breed Rally at the Collie Club of Canada Specialty and the Moncton Kennel Club shows.
It turns out, he is just [seriously] cutting back on assignments.

Still, it was a great opportunity for a fantastic get together with some amazing friends and the addition Top Rally Points didn't hurt either.

Digger scored 98 with a first place in the Collie Club of Canada Specialty Trial on Saturday morning and 96 and third place at the Moncton Trial in the afternoon

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...and staying on track

Ottawa Valley Golden Retriever Club - Carp, ON - October 28, 2018

MorningJudge: Shawn Kelly
Advanced B - 98 (1st)

Afternoon - Judge: Shawn Kelly
Advanced B - 98 (2nd)

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He's back on form!!!

North Gower Dog Club Rally Trials - The Dog Ranch, North Gower, ON - September 29-30, 2018

After a 3 month sabbatical playing in agility, running sprinter, traveling and generally just having fun, Digger returned to the CKC Rally Ring in fine style

Saturday - Judge: Lisa Day
Excellent B - 97 (3rd)
Advanced B - 99 (2nd)

Sunday - Judge: Linda Desaulniers
Advanced B - 98 (2nd)
Advanced B - 99 (1st)

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Another Weekend, another title!!

Chomedy Agility Trials, September 14-16, 2018

Digger was entered in 9 runs, ran in 6 and qualified in 4 completing his Intermediate Jumpers with Weaves titles and earning two bonus Intermediate Standard legs.

JWW Intermediate - judge Francine Lalonde, score 100 (1st) Time: 43.17 (SCT 45)
JWW Intermediate - judge Francine Lalonde, score 100 Time:38.12 (SCT 45)
Standard Intermediate - judge Shelley Price, score 100 (1st) Time:77.69 (SCT 82)
Standard Intermediate - judge Francine Lalonde, score 100 Time: 60.64 (SCT 70)

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So proud of our boy!!

Two days, two provinces, two disciplines, two titles.

In St-Lazare QC on Saturday, September 8th, 2018, Digger completed his CKC Standard Intermediate Agility title (and earned the first leg towards his Intermediate Jumpers with Weaves title under judge Carolym Dockrill.
In North Gower on Sunday, September 9th, 2018, he earned his CKC Novice Sprinter title with 3 great runs.

Kudos to Club Agilité Canin de St-Lazare, North Gower Dog Club and the Borzoi Club of Ontario for well organized, exciting events where running safe and having fun were a priority and everyone rooted for everyone else.

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Nice way to end his Rally career...for the time being

July 6, 2018, Cape Breton Kennel Club, Sydney, NS

Digger qualified in Advanced and Excellent for a bonus RAE leg under Tracy Snyder

Rally Advanced B 90
Rally Excellent B 97

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It wasn't pretty, but..........

June 2-3, 2018, South Shore KC, Lunenburg, NS

....he did it
Digger earned his final 2 RAE legs under generous and oh, so encouraging judge, Susan Bosence

Rally Advanced B 89
Rally Excellent B 73
Rally Advanced B 98
Rally Excellent B 77

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"After the Lord Mayor's show, comes......."

May 26-27, 2018, Mountain City Rally Trials, Valleyfield, QC

Digger struggled all weekend
He managed to pick up his 8th RAE leg with scores of 91 (Excellent B) and 84 (Advanced B under judge Aileen Murray
He also scraped an extra Advanced leg (74) also under judge Aileen Murray and an extra Excellent leg (77) under Harriet Schleifer.

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An Amazing Weekend

May 11-13, 2018, St-Lazare QC and Plattsville, ON

On Friday, at the Doberman Pinscher Club du Grand Montreal Trilas, Digger added two more CKC RAE legs under judge Kate Darbyshire
Rally Excellent B 96 (3rd)
Rally Advanced B 98
Rally Excellent B 97
Rally Advanced B 87 (3rd)

Saturday morning he completed his 7th CKC RAE leg under judge Lisa Day

Rally Excellent B 91 (3rd)
Rally Advanced B 97 (1st)

Saturday afternoon we headed to Ontario and on Sunday we participated in the Earth Dog Association of Ontario ED Tests and he earned his CKC Junior Earthdog Title under judges Judy Todd and Richard Reynolds

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So it wasn't a fluke

Garden State All Terrier Club, Robbinsville, NJ - May 03, 2018

Digger completed his AKC Junior Earthdog Title in fine style under judge Lynn Muramaru from Hawaii

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Not the best we can do

Lakeshore Dog Training Club - Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, April 07, 2018

Digger definitely found the ambient noise and the close proximity of the other rings a major distraction at this venue.
Even so he managed to pull two Q's out of the bag for his 4th RAE leg under judge Marie-Joanne Cloutier.
Rally Excellent B - 82
Rally Advanced B - 93

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Moved up in style

Simcoe Performance Dogs CKC Agility Trial - Barrie, ON, April 02, 2018

Digger's first outing at the Intermediate level went way better than I could have hoped for. Three runs and two Q's

Intermediate Standard-1 100. Time 58.65 (SCT 74)
Judge: Danielle LeVangie

Intermediate Standard-2 100. Time 60.28 (SCT 76)
Judge: Danielle LeVangie

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One day, two new titles

Hamilton Dog Training Club Agility Trials (CKC Agility Team fundraiser) - Flamborough, ON, March 23, 2018

Making only his second CKC Agility appearance, Digger had 4 runs and 4Q's, finishing his Novice Agility and Novice Jumpers with Weaves titles with a leg to spare in each.

Novice JWW-1 100 (2nd) Time 28.2 (SCT 42)
Judge: Sandra Esford
Title

Novice JWW-2 100 (2nd) Time 29.62 (SCT 44)
Judge: Sue Miller

Novice Standard-1 100 (1st) Time 54.32 (SCT 71)
Judge: Sue Miller
Title

Novice Standard-2 (100) 1st Time 58.79 (SCT 85)
Judge: Sandra Esford

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New Year, new venture...sort of

Ottawa Valley Golden Retriever Club - February 12, 2018 and North Gower Dog Club - February 14, 2018

I have decided to give Digger lots of encouraging ring appearances this year by competing for his Canadian Rally Advanced Excellent title and we are off to a good start going 6 for 6

Ottawa Valley Golden Retriever Club
2 RAE Legs under judge Sharlene Manderson:
Rally Excellent B - 91
Rally Advanced B - 90
Rally Excellent B - 98
Rally Advanced B - 85

North Gower Dog Club
1 RAE Leg under judge Kate Darbyshire:
Rally Excellent B - 87
Rally Advanced B - 98

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And That's a Wrap!!!

Canadian Collie & Sheltland Sheepdog Association Trials - November 11, 2017, Dorval, QC

His focus was not what it could be, but he managed to complete his Canadian CD with a 187-1/2 under Gail Womingtom.
I highly recommend Gail to anyone looking to compete in Pre-Novice for the first time.

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Three for Three!!!

Burlington Obedience Training Club Trials - November 04-05, 2017, Essex Junction, VT

It wasn't pretty but Digger managed to earn his American CD in one weekend of trials
Trial 1 - judge Lynda Moore with a score of 185-1/2
Trial 2 - judge Lynda Moore with a score of 180
Trial 3 - judge Nanci Hayes with a score of 175 !!!!

The pattern of diminishing returns is rather obvious!!!

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Finally!!!

New England Terrier Club AWTA Den Trial and AKC Earthdog Tests - October 21-22, 2017, Raynham MA

It looks as though Digger may have found his "inner earthdog".
He earned his AWTA Certificate of Gameness and one leg towards his AKC Junior Earthdog title under judge Richard Reynolds.

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Debut to be Proud of!!!

Club Agilité Canin de St-Lazare, St-Lazare, QC, Spetember 9-10, 2017

Digger and I debuted in CKC Agility at our local club
It was a lot of fun with great judges but a bit of a mixed bag.
Digger has some confidence issues and I made several handler errors.
Despite that he Q'd in 4 out of 6 runs and now has 2 legs towards his CKC Novice Standard title and 2 towards his CKC Novice JWW title.

Saturday - Judge Arlene Lehmann
Novice Standard, 100 (1st) Time 44.35 (SCT 69)
Novice Jumpers with Weaves, 85 Time 41.86 (SCT 50)

Sunday - Judge Wendy Beard
Novice Standard, 90 Time 47.52 (SCT 69)
Novice Jumpers with Weaves, 95 (1st) Time 34.79 (SCT 43)

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And DONE!!!

Green Mountain Scenic Circuit - July 13-15, 2017, Tunbridge, VT

Not wanting to deal with a whole host of new Rally Exercises coming in November, I opted to take a chance on the opensided fairground building setting and drove back and forth to Tunbridge each day to get it done, and Digger gave me his full cooperation.
I owe this great little dog a huge debt of graitude for what he has given me and taught me.

Thursday - Woodstock Kennel Club, Judge Denise Lacroix
Rally Excellent B, 100 (1st)
Rally Advanced B, 98 (4th)

Friday - Woodstock Kennel Club, Judge Elizabeth (Tibby) Chase
Rally Excellent B, 96
Rally Advanced B, 99 (3rd)

Saturday - Green Mountain Kennel Club, Judge Elizabeth (Tibby) Chase
Rally Excellent B, 92 (2nd)
Rally Advanced B, 95 (3rd) High Combined

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Two more AKC RAE legs

Green Mountain Golden Retriever Club Trials - June 03, 2017, Rutland, VT

This was a fabulous venue with very friendly and supportive competitors, many of whom I was meeting for the first time.
After a slow start in his first Excellent run Digger rocked his next three runs.
A.M. Trial - Rally Excellent B, Judge Elizabeth (Tibby) Chase: 88
A.M. Trial - Rally Advanced B, Judge Elizabeth (Tibby) Chase: 99 (2nd)
P.M. Trial - Rally Excellent B, Judge Lorraine Moffa: 96 (1st)
P.M. Trial - Rally Advanced B, Judge Lorraine Moffa: 99 (1st)

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Two down, one to go...

Mountain City Dog Obedience Club - May 28, 2017 - Judge Lisa Day

...I swear the three minute down is getting longer each time!!!
Digger did another credible job scoring 190 and third place

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One down, two to go...

North Gower Dog Club - May 14, 2017 - Judge Susan Bell

...though I am not sure I can survive two more three-minute downs!!!
Digger did a credible job scoring 190-1/2 and second place

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2017 BTCA National Specialty, Brooksville, FL - April 23-27

Digger completed his AKC Beginner Novice Title with a truly underwhelming performance

He scored 188-1/2 under very generous judge Kenneth Kincaid

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March 30-31 - Salt City Cluster, Syracuse, NY

Digger earned two more AKC RAE legs and two AKC Beginner Novice legs

Finger Lakes KC
Rally Excellent- Judge Bonnie Lee - 97 (4th)
Rally Advanced - Judge Bonnie Lee - 97 (4th)
Beginner Novice - Judge Bonnie Lee - 197 (1st)

Central New York KC
Rally Excellent- Judge Betsy Horn Humer - 79
Rally Advanced - Judge Betsy Horn Humer - 87
Beginner Novice - Judge Cynthia Pischke - 194 (2nd)

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December 03-04, 2016 - Ottawa Kennel Club Obedience Trials, Carp, ON

Pre Novice

Saturday Trial 1 - Judge Michelle Armitage - passed
Saturday Trial 2 - Judge Lisa Day - passed
Sunday Trial 2 - Judge Lisa Day - passed (Trial 2 class ran before Trial 1 class so pulled him from Trial 1)

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November 26-27, 2016 - Performance Driven Canines, Barrie, ON

CPE Agility - Judge Art Malott

Digger had an amazing agility debut

Saturday - level 1 Standard - clean round first place
Sunday - level 1 Standard - clean round first place (giving him his CL1-R title
Sunday - level 1 Colors - clean round first place

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November 05-06, 2016 - Burlington Obedience Training Club Rally Trials, Essex Junction, VT

Digger earned two more AKC RAE legs with four very nice performances:

Saturday - Excellent B, 98
Saturday - Advanced B, 100 (4th place)
Sunday - Excellent B, 96
Sunday - Advanced B, 100 (1st place)
the judge for all runs was Denise Lacroix

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September 25, 2016 - ATTS Temperament Test, North Country Kennel Club, Ipswich, MA

Digger (together with Tank and Robyn) passed his ATTS Temperament Test under Chief Tester Tom Szebenyi

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Coursing in grandpa's paw prints

Borzoi Club of Ontario Chase Ability Program Tests, September 17, 2016
Digger had two qualifying runs despite going head over tail on his first run in his enthusiasm
Judge: Dave Snider
Lure Operators: Werner Darbyshire (am), Dee Brasseur (pm)

Whippet Club of Eastern Ontario Chase Ability Program Test, September 18, 2018
Digger only ran in the morning but qualified with his best run of the weekend
Judge: Judy Snider
Lure Operator: Dee Brasseur

Border Terrier Club of America 2016 National Specialty success

Roberts Event Center, Wilmington, OH - June 13th-17th, 2016

It wasn't pretty but Digger somehow managed to survive the distractions and earn his first AKC RAE Leg under judge Laurale Stern
He scored 89 in Excellent B and 75 in Advanced B

He's Done !!!! - December 11 & 13th, 2015, Deleware Water Gap KC Shows, Allentown PA

Phew, the last show of the season and we just made it. American Championship Complete!

On Friday (Delaware Water Gap KC) he earned one point under Shirley Limoges and on Sunday he picked up his last two points under judge Houston Clark.

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Excellent Achievement - December 6th, 2015

Digger earned his third CKC Rally Excellent Leg at The cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club of Canada Trial in Georgetown, ON under judge Isabel Hutton

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Another Major - November 14th, 2015

Breeder judge Ruth Ann Naun was gracious enough to give Digger Winners Dog his 3rd 3-point Major at the Chenango Valley KC Show in Syracuse, NY.

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United Kennel Club Rally Trials - November 6th, 2015

Digger earned his first two CKC Rally Excellent legs with scores of 86 and 87 under judge Sharlene Manderson
Once again we played "tit for tat" with the ten point deductions!

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Burlington Obedience Training Club Rally Trials - October 31st and November 1st, 2015

Digger completed his AKC Rally Excellent title with scores of 89, (judge Lynda Moore), 86 and 87 (judge Nancy Hayes)
I cost him a ten point deduction in the first two trials and he got his own back in the third trial!!!

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Done!!
Chateauguay Valley Kennel Club, July 3rd, 2015

Alan Bennett was gracious enough to give a rather naked and somewaht fidgety Digger a Group 4th for his final point

So close!!!
Club Canin de l'Estrie - April 11th and 12th, 2014

Digger "duked" it out with his buddy Felek in four shows, coming away with Winners Dog, Best of Breed and a Group 4th under Ray Smith and Winner Dog under Shirley Limoges to up his CKC Championship point tally to 9.

A "Pawsome" Weekend - March 27-29, 2015 - Syracuse NY

Digger qualified in Rally on Friday (Onondaga KC - judge Mary Baird) and Saturday (Finger Lakes KC - judge Kenneth Kincaid) to finish his AKC Rally Advanced title with two first places and scores of 96 and 100 ....and.....he also took Best of Winners both Saturday (Finger Lakes KC - judge Richard Reynolds) and Sunday (North Country KC - judge John Iola) to get earn three point majors,

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Mixed Results - February 07-08, 2015 - Ancaster, ON

Digger qualified once at the Labrador Owners Club Trials (Saturday pm) and twice at Hamilton Kennel Club Trials (Sunday) to complete his CKC Rally Advanced Title

His scores were "all over the place"
87 - Marie Sawford
99 - Ted Leslie
94 - Ted Leslie

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Tidy Finish - United Kennel Club Trials, November 07, 2014 - Montreal, QC

Digger was entered in both Rally Trials under judge Linda Desaulniers.
He completed his CKC Rally Novice Title with a very respectable 99 and first place

I was unable to move him up because of insufficient time between Trials so he earned a bonus leg with a decent 97.

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Nicely Done

Champlain Valley Kennel Club Trials, October 31, 2014 and Burlington Obedience Training Club Trials, November 01, 2014 - Essex Junction, VT

Digger was entered in four Rally Trials.
He completed his AKC Rally Novice Title under judges Loraine Moffa, Mike Calhoun and Bruce Gibbons with scores of 96, 97 and 96 respectively,

I moved him up to Rally Advanced A for the fourth trial figuring I would pull him if the course included something that might stress either one of us.
Michelle Armitage set up a lovely flowing course and while our performance wasn't pretty, it was good enough for 1st place with a 91.

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Off to a Decent Start

Digger made his Rally Debut and Adult Show Ring Debut in Atlantic Canada as part of a "Life Experiences Trip".

September 27-28, 2014 - Miramichi Kennel Club
Digger demonstrated excellent adaptability moving rapidly and succesfully from Show Ring to Rally Ring and Back to Show Ring on two consecutive days with the following results (he was the only Border entered in Conformation):
Group 4th - judge Jacqueline Rugsby
1st Rally Novice leg with a score of 93 - judge Mike Calhoun
Group 3rd - judge Ray Smith
2nd Rally Novice leg with a score of 97 - judge Mike Calhoun
Group 4th - judge Richard Paquette

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Border Terrier Club of America Specialty, Purina Farms, Gray Summit, MO - May 18-22, 2014

Digger surprised me by placing second in 6-9 mths Puppy despite having a melt down on the table (Judge Ruth Ann Naun)


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