Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sophie is a United Companion Dog

This weekend Sophie and I participated in the UKC obedience trials put on by the Maple Leaf Kennel Club in Georgetown, Ontario.  We had a wonderful time and came away with a shiny new title.  It was the first time I had ever tried UKC obedience and not all of the exercises are the same as the CKC novice exercises.  For instance she had to do her recall over a high jump and there is an honor during which she had to do a long down in the ring at the same time as the working dog performed his heel on leash and figure eight exercises.  If you’re interested in reading more about the exercises at each class level the complete Obedience Rulebook can be found online here

Pending UKC confirmation Sophie can now add the letters UCD (for United Companion Dog) before her name.  In order to receive this title the dog has to earn three qualifying scores at three different UKC licenced trials.  Thank you to our judges Isobel Hutton and Laurie Soutar!  It was a great time and a wonderful opportunity to show off the breed’s versatility!
For more information about the United Kennel Club have a look around their website at
Sophie and I with Judge Laurie Soutar after earning our final qualifying leg.

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