May 31, 2014
Back to Windsor, NY today for the Susque-Nango Kennel Club AKC herding event. After yesterday’s performance in the AHBA event, I was confident that the girls were going to do well again today. Both Pumis delivered nice solid work and have earned their qualifying legs toward their PT (Pre Trial Test Title).
Although, both dogs have fairly extended farm work experience especially Agyag, one has to remember that herding tests and trials are sanitized versions of farm work where dog vs. sheep skirmishes, that are normal on the farm, are undesirable in the trial/test arena. In our case this is especially relevant because our Shetlands are pretty wild bunch of sheep and Agyag is especially appreciative of any possible physical contact (those of you who saw her in Hortobagy, Hungary, might remember her to give a series of nice work out to the Racka as well as the trainers.)
I am especially proud of Anka who is only ten months old and handles herself very well in the herding arena. She also got a big applause from the spectators after her run.
Tomorrow , we will be back for the third day of the event. Watch for our report.