Monday, June 09, 2008

Patriot CAVX

I am trying to finish up a few titles for Patriot. He needs one more point for his Whippet Racing Association, which he can get by coming in third or higher in one straight race heat. That should be pretty easy. He also needs one more AKC Lure Coursing point for the American Whippet Club Champion Award of Versatility Excellent. To me, this is the highest award a whippet can earn. It means they are a conformation champion and have significant achievements in 3 or 4 other sports. These AKC points are hard to come by. Since he became a veteran Saturday by turning 7, I figured he could beat one other veteran and get his final point. The other veteran did not show so I had him run alone and then in Best of Breed. He has slowed down and not been coursing that well, but I was very proud of him in Best of Breed. He ran his heart out and had some great stretches being in the lead and running great. He was coming in very strong but really died on the final leg. But I was so proud of him being competitive with the special dog (a champion) and the open whippet who went on to get Best in Field.

2 comments:

Alice said...

John,
I will have my fingers crossed for you and Patriot to get that CAVX! Yes.. AKC LC points are very hard to come across. If there is any ASFA in your area you might try that. They have veterens venue also for 7 year old whippets.

I would like to try for a CAVX with Sam also but I don't think we have it in us to get into another venue. They have NOTRA close by... we'll see.

Good Luck,
-- Alice

Alice said...

I really meant AVX for Sam... he is neutered.
-- Alice