MACH2 Vom Grafenauer's Free Spirit, VCD1, RA, XF, MXG, MJC, JH, V, CGC, NJ-R, RATN aka Spirit
June 20, 2002 - June 13, 2014

Accomplishments

  • The only German Wirehaired Pointer Qualifier 2012, 2011, & 2010 AKC Agility Nationals
  • Qualifier for the AKC Agility Nationals 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013
  • Qualifier for the AKC Agility Invitational 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013
  • #3 Finish in 2011 International State Team Tournament AKC Agility
  • First Male German Wirehaired Pointer to earn one and two MACHs (AKC Agility Championships)
  • Highest Lifetime Point Total for a German Wirehaired Pointer in AKC Agility
  • Top German Wirehaired Pointer Finish AKC Agility Invitational 2011, 2010, & 2008
  • The only German Wirehaired Pointer to Reach the Finals of a National AKC Agility Event
    • #6 Finish in Finals of the 2010 AKC National Agility Championship
    • #6 Finish in Finals of the 2008 AKC Agility Invitational
  • #1 AKC Agility German Wirehaired Pointer 2011, 2010, 2009 & 2008
  • #1 German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America Master Agility Dog 2013; 
  • #1 German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America Excellent Agility Dog 2011; 2009; 2008
  • #2 German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America Excellent Agility Dog 2012; 2010; 2007
  • #1 German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America Open Agility Dog 2006

Explanation of Titles:

  • MACH2: Master Agility Champion - Twice
  • VCD1: Requires the dog to earn each of the following titles - a Companion Dog obedience title, a Tracking Dog title (following the path of a stranger by scent through a wooded/prairie type area and collect items dropped by the stranger), and an Agility title.
  • RA: Rally Advanced obedience title, requires completing an off-leash course consisting of obedience skills/obstacles; also requires the Rally Novice (RN) on-leash title to be completed.
  • XF: Excellent FAST agility title, requires the dog to complete a course including a section in which the dog must work at a greater distance from the handler.
  • JH: Junior Hunter title, requires the dog to find and point birds while hunting off-leash with another dog, the dog must be comfortable with the sound of gunfire.
  • V: Versatility title awarded by the German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America. Requires the dog to earn titles in multiple competitive venues.
  • CGC: Canine Good Citizen title awarded to dogs proving they have sufficient training to be polite with people and dogs and can complete obedience tasks under distraction. (See our class descriptions for more information on the CGC title requirements)
  • NJ-R: Novice Dock Diving title.
  • MXG: Master Excellent Gold agility title, requires 75 qualifying scores on a standard course at the Master level.
  • MJC: Master Jumpers Century agility title, requires 100 qualifying scores on a jumpers with weaves course at the Master level.
  • RATI: Barn Hunting title showing that the dog has the instinct to hunt rats.
  • RATN: Barn Hunting title requiring the dog to find a rat in a PVC tube hidden amidst straw bales, and distinguish the tube containing the rat from one containing rat bedding and an empty tube.  The dog has 2 minutes in which to complete the task.  The title requires 3 successful outings.
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