The Sunshine Was on the Inside Despite One of the Worst Storms of the Year. With heart and determination overcoming mother nature throwing a tantrum on Friday, the first day of the 2019 All-Breed Agility Trials at The Grand Oaks Resort in Weirsdale, Florida. An annual event hosted by the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club (MFGRC) was hammered by one of the most severe wind and rain storms of the year. This year’s event shined bright in example of people and dogs at their best.
From Basic Training to International Agility Dog, Bratty Paws aim to be #1 Category: Places Best of the best everything! Four friends wanted to build the worlds best agility training center. How hard could it be?
Kris Seiter and Chris Tucci are well known in the dog agility world. Nine time international team members with over thirty years combined experience in training dogs for the highest tier in agility competition, both Seiter and Tucci are well respected but want to bri
2018 AKC Nationals shows a new AKC and its people are as wonderful as their dogs. Though the American Kennel Club (AKC) was founded in 1884 and has presented dog shows since anyone alive can remember, the AKC National Championship started in 2001 and the new “Millenia” saw a new AKC. Evolution of the AKC Sports and “All Breed” programs to include a much more diverse and inclusive membership has paid dividends and was clear at the 2018 event in Orlando, Florida. Fans, owners,
South East Sighthounds Play a Special Game. Category: Competitions Photo-Feature Special Photo-Feature One of the lesser known games we have encountered is the Sighthound (or Gazehound) racing with the Central Florida Sighthound Racing Club. Our introduction feature was so popular, we returned this month to see the sport again in Ocala, FL. This is both exciting and great fun for the dogs, but a great sport to get your own sighthound into and with a very friendly community ea
Four Days, Thousands of Dogs and Memories Beyond Count. Category: AKC / Competitions Special Photo-Feature It is now in the record books as the 2018 AKC National Championships came to a close late Sunday the 15th of December 2018 in Orlando, FL. Day One Day Two Day Three Day Four We spent four long but rewarding days with the AKC staff, the organizers and some truly amazing people we spoke to along the way. With so many events taking place simultaneously, our feature will be
We return to UpDog Challenge with a casual day of discs, dogs and lots of laughs. Happenings UpDog Challenge combines Disc (Frisbee) Dog and Agility in a large number of inventive games suitable for everyone. We visited UpDog Challenge for a weekend to learn more in our UpDog Feature, and returned again to just hang out for a day of games, fun and many laughs with this fast growing international league. We want you to see for yourselves with this Special Photo-Feature of UpDo
The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club brought all-breeds together for a great event Competition A great weekend in Central Florida at the Grand Oaks Resort for the All-Breed Agility Trial. The folks from the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club hosted a fantastic event at a beautiful location. The Three Day event took place at the massive covered area at Grand Oaks Resort. See our Feature.
You can read more about our day at the event here. Agility has always been one of the bes
The All-Breed Agility Trials was beautiful in so many ways…. Last week (Oct19-21 2018) we were very fortunate to visit The Grand Oaks Resort in Lady Lake, Florida for the AKC All Breed Agility Trials. To describe the day was anything less than beautiful would be a disservice to the event and the location. Andy Hall of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club (MFGRC) managed two arenas for this event, and Trial Chair was Dee Thibodeaux.
As we are growing accustomed to, the atten