The first dog, owner Carlynn Ricks, ever trained, Norwich Terrier Darcy UDX, MX, MXJ was the breed's second MX, MXJ, and first-ever UDX. At age 10, he went back to agility competition and earned his OPJ. They are both grateful for all the help they received from fellow competitors along the way, especially the folks at BRAT.
Owner: Carlynn Ricks
The heeling photo is from the first and only (so far) time a Norwich was invited to the National Obedience Invitational - 2005 - in Tampa, FL.
Every year Montgomery County, PA, is host to thousands of terriers. Many of the breed clubs have their national specialties there, and beginning in 1999, there has been an all-terrier agility trial associated with the breed shows. The largest class is the 12-inch class, which has its own walk-through! Darcy has been to this trial since its inception. After he finished MX MXJ, Carlynn decided to try the Preferred classes. In 2007, he Q'd 5 times out of 6, coming home with 4 blue ribbons and 1 red. Even better, now jumping 4 inches (You can almost see the bar above the grass), he was 10-15 seconds under Open Standard course time, and several seconds under Excellent Jumpers course time. He now has his OAP and 2 legs toward his AJP.
Carlynn and Darcy came out of retirement to enter a run of Excellent Standard at the new terrier trial in Colorado. The trial (TOPS - Terriers Only Performance Summit) was a great success, esp. since all the winners were terriers! Darcy was entered in one agility run, since Carlynn was co-chairing the trial, That run was 10 seconds under performance course time, and the only 4-inch qualifier. Best of all, Darcy and Carlynn had a great time doing it! They also finished the Rally Excellent title and won the terrier tricks contest!
Darcy added to the Honor Roll February 26, 2007 ---- *up-dates* October 22, 2007 & May 28, 2008, October 13, 2008
Carlynn and Darcy made their trek to the Annual All-Terrier Obedience/Agility trials in Kimberton, PA were Oct. 1-3. At the young age of 12 years old, Darcy earned his AXP and AJP titles. Darcy also did very well in Veterans, 197.5 (only a little gift of ignoring a few barks) and the all-Norwich team, the Wicked Wiches, came in second out of 4, and had a great time.
Sugar at her first Agility Trial
Photo by Tien Tran
Jill's daughter, Sugar, came back to the Staffan house on March 30, 2006, shortly after her 5th birthday. She began her beginner agility training at age 6 years old. She is just as charming and sweet as her name and it fits her well!
Sugar completed her Novice Standard and Novice Jumpers with Weaves titles with 5 First and a Second placement.
She completed her Open Standard and Open Jumpers with Weaves titles with 4 First, a Second, and a Third placement.
She completed her Agility Excellent and Agility Excellent Jumper titles with 5 First and a Second placements. Sugar is retired at age 7 with her 6 agility titles.
Sugar at the finish line!
Photo by Ted's Photo Reflex
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