The AKC Canine Partners program has the second and third mixed-breed dogs to earn the Coursing Ability Advanced (CAA) titles for qualifying 10 times!
They are Woodacre's Little Big Man CAA ("Rusty") and Woodacre's Polka Dot CAA ("Dot"), both owned by Jacqueline Phillips of San Leandro, CA. They finished their titles on Oct. 29 at a Coursing Ability Test hosted by the Basenji Club of Northern California in Hollister, CA.
Rusty was adopted in July 2010 from a shelter in Southern Oregon. "Rusty loves Lure Coursing and started running full courses almost immediately after he was adopted," Phillips said. "He also competes in all-breed straight racing and has completed two titles. Rusty has started beginning obedience classes and finds the stays to be the most difficult, but loves the recalls," she said.
Dot was adopted in October 2008 from a shelter in Weaverville, CA. She had been surrendered to the shelter with her seven 1-week old puppies. She was estimated to be around 3 years old, which would make her around 6 years now. "Dot LIVES for Lure Coursing," Phillips said. Dot also competes in all-breed straight racing and has completed two titles.
Rusty auditioned for the part of Sandy for a local play of "Annie."
They had me take Rusty to the stage and see how he felt on the stage and to make sure he was not afraid. Then they wanted to see a "down" and a "sit" and a "stay" to make sure he had the basics.
I received a note two weeks after the audition and the part went to another dog who auditioned.
"Thank you for auditioning for ANNIE. The decisions were difficult and I am sorry to tell you that we will not be able to cast you in this current production. Thank you for sharing your time and talents with us.
Rusty and Dot All Breed Racing (ABLSA) May 28 and 29, 2011 Livermore, CA __________________________________________
Racing And Coursing Enthusiasts (RACE) ABLSA/ISWS Sprint Race Results 05/28/11 - Saturday First Places for both Dot and Rusty! Both Earn SR3 Legs! We had a beautiful weekend of racing, enjoying the mild weather in Livermore (mild weather seems to be rare for our club). Except for a brief spatter of sprinkles on Saturday we had abundant sunshine and temperatures staying in the mid 70's. It was a great way to celebrate our club's 1 year anniversary!
We had several dogs earn new titles on Saturday. Congratulations to Taffe, Cuda, and Lilly for finishing their SR2 titles and congratulations to Mocha and Druid for finishing their SR1 titles! ABLSA Results:1. APBT-001, Didi, Boldog Pasta Didi Alfredo SR2, Corace/Burggraf, 20, 1, SRCh pts, 1 nat 2. APBT-010, Luna, Bully Brigade's Luna Chick SR1, Selco, 15, 1 SR2, 0.5 SRCh pts, 0.5 nat 3. APBT-012, Macho, Bully Brigade's Macho Libre, Selco, 14, 1 SR1
Racing And Coursing Enthusiasts (RACE) ABLSA/ISWS Sprint Racing Results 5/29/11
Sunday was the annual running of the Primo Memorial Cup Award in memory of Lucia and Vito's beloved American Pit Bull Terrier, Primo. This year's winner is Bully Brigade's Luna Chick (aka Luna) of Las Vegas, Nevada. Luna just started running in ABLSA events this February and has already racked up several championship points as well as finished her SR1 and SR2 titles. Congratulations to Luna and her mom, Veronica!