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Here’s another video, but this time it’s the boys and they kick butt! :) I love taking these guys out as they really get going, and I couldn’t take Daffy on this trail as there were at least two steep hills we climbed (video doesn’t do them justice) and Daffy probably would’ve made Natsu do it all by himself lol

Anyway, the video only shows our first section of the trail. My GoPro stopped recording on the way back… aaand we ended up with a flat tire too so that stopped us prematurely. But it was worth it, the boys did great!

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GUESS WHO TITLED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

… . it was Haley. Our first title! Starters Games Dog of Canada. In the AAC (Agility Association of Canada). 

She got her last Starters Jumpers Q yesterday! Still working on that last Starters Standard though since she decided she didn’t feel like going over the second obstacle on the course yesterday? Ugh I hate when you only get 5 faults in a run. SO CLOSE! 

Today she very unexpectedly got an Advanced Snookers Q, too. I signed her up to see what Advanced was like … and holy shit I can’t believe we actually got a Q on our first Advanced run. 

Also I’m really happy that we got a title from our agility club! I was hoping we would get at least one there, and this was our last chance for the year. 

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Gradually the breed was introduced to other countries. During the early days of the breed in America so many absurd superlatives were attached to the Weimaraner’s abilities that he was considered a super-dog. No breed, no matter how great, could live up to the ridiculous publicity heaped upon the Weimaraner. The result was that the breed fell into a short period of decline before interest levelled off and the Weimaraner became recognised by sportsmen for his own very real, inherent abilities in the home and field.

Developed originally as a gentleman’s private sporting dog and companion the breed is now being bred also for the intense competition of the field trial, though basically the Weimaraner better fits its traditional role.

The Weimaraner fills a very real need in the hearts of dog lovers and sportsmen. He can, and will if trained, do almost anything any other breed can do and do it well. His temperament and trainability make him an excellent watchdog, home companion and child’s pal. He is a superlative obedience competitor and a fine hunting dog on fur or feather.

The Weimaraner is not a kennel dog. He does best when allowed to share in family life as a responsible member of the family. The grey ghost’s popularity, his exalted status in the canine family is assured, and it is certain that this breed, bred by nobles for a noble purpose, will always fill the hearts and minds of all men who admire the unique, with a bonus of grace, intelligence and unusual beauty.

— Ernest H. Hart, Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds (1968)