AKC Border Collies bred for outstanding quality

On October 9, 2011, at the ripe old age of 7 months, RRFlying S Be My Valentine of Noir & Blanc, aka "Cupid" received his CGC!

Now AKC is titling dogs that have received their CGC (canine good citizen).

Canine Good Citizen® Becomes a Title!

As of January 1, 2013, Canine Good Citizen® will become an official AKC title that can appear on the title records of dogs registered or listed with AKC. Dog owners who complete the CGC as a Title process may list the suffix “CGC” after the dog’s name.

Since the program began in 1989, CGC™ has been considered an “award,” meaning that it has not been listed on a dog’s title record.

As a result of frequent, ongoing requests from dog owners and instructors for AKC to recognize CGC as a title, dog owners will have the option of having CGC added to their dog’s title record and appear as a part of the dog’s titled name.

Saturday, July 21, 2012 US Disc Dog Nationals

Cupid was entered in the Novice Division. This was his very first attempt to play Disc Dog someplace other than home. WOW, he did great! He placed 2nd in his division and receivded a beautiful Medal on a ribbon, just like the Olympics. Needless to say, we are totally excited about a possible long term new hobby. We had a great time!

What is Disc Dogging?

Disc Dog is the more generic name for what is commonly called Frisbee Dog. In Disc Dog competitions, dogs and handler teams compete in events such as Toss and Fetch and Freestyle.  Toss and Fetch is a throwing and catching event and Freestyle is a timed choreographed routine which includes vaults, flips, leaps while throwing and catching discs. The sport celebrates the bond between handler and dog, by allowing them to work together.

Many people begin their dog sport experience with Toss and Fetch and soon the Freestyle fever grabs hold and you are now throwing many different ways, having your dog jump off of you to grab hold of the frisbees. You are hooked! 

So you ask, ‘what is Toss and Fetch and what is Freestyle'?

 

Toss and Fetch (Distance and Accuracy)
Contestants have 60-90 seconds to make as many throws as possible on a field marked with increasingly longer distances. The distances generally don’t exceed 50 meters for the longest catches. Dogs are awarded points for catches based on the distance of the throw, with mid-air catches rating extra points (in most contests an extra half point when the dog is completely airborne for the catch). Only one disc is used for these events.

Freestyle Disc
The team consists of one person (handler) and his or her dog. Depending on the event, the length of a routine might be anywhere from one minute and 30 seconds all the way to two minutes. Teams are judged in categories that include Canine Athleticism, Degree of Difficulty, Showmanship and so forth. Incredible flips, hyperfast multiple catches and spectacular vaults make freestyle a popular event with spectators and it is regarded as the highest level of competitive accomplishment.