Chroma got to make her debut on the straight track. The rest of the gang has been running CWA for a few years, Chroma finally got her turn! She learned to break out of the box, we found out that if she is boxed late, she is a real pain to get in She truly loved it! Helga and Iris(who is now named Godiva) got a chance to practice chasing the lure also! Cherie in her new home has gotten to go to multiple lure coursing trials and has really enjoyed chasing the baggie. Gadget is growing up amazingly beautiful and having the time of his life in FL. Maverick is the king of the world in GA. Helga and Belle are still here, growing up and maturing beautifully(one may be available) Tanner, Heather and Gibby are in IL also growing up nicely(one male may be available) Very proud of Chroma mom, her quick return back to running (and a 4th in conformation!) and how beautiful the puppies are maturing
Dottie was the only one lucky enough to get to go to the CWA meet. For a 6.5 year old girl, who’s favorite past time is being curled up on the couch or eating She still knows how to break out of the box and can be a fierce competitor. Go Dot!!
Do you want to follow along Chroma’s pregnancy? Want to follow along with puppy photos? I will be updating the Aperture Whippets Facebook page all the time with photos and other things. That is where all the puppy photos will be placed(or the run of the mill photos) Click on either link, “Like” the page and then click on “show in news feed” and “get notifications.
Chroma placed 2nd at the MAWA trial on April 6th, giving her the 3pts she needed to finish her DC! Thank you to everyone who has been integral in Chroma’s successes. Jan Swayze-Curry for her handling her and also taking her to Reidsville to lure course. Grahm Swayze for handling her to her first major and points. Steve Curry for getting her to Dr Radcliffe’s when she injured her foot so badly. Of course all my friends who cheered for her on the sidelines.
The whole family is proud of her. This makes her the third generation of AKC field champions in the house, second generation of AKC Dual Champions. Not to mention what a funny and cool dog to live with she is
Chroma went lure coursing in Reidsville, NC and won another major. She now has both her majors and is just 3 singles away from her AKC Field Championship and her AKC Dual Championship. She follows like her grandmother and has more speed than her mother. Hopefully she keeps that follow! We are very proud of her.
A special thanks to Barkside Lodge for their wonderful pool and allowing Gracie to swim with Chroma. I believe that is what has given her an edge with its excellent low impact, high cardio work out. Not to mention she just loves it!
(all lure coursing photos on this post by Mike McNamer)
Chroma is back! A year after her injury, she is running again. All these photos are from her first trial, as this last one it rained the entire weekend. Great news is she placed 2nd on Saturday and 1st on Sunday coming home from the weekend with 8 points and halfway to her DC! Just need a few more good runs! Does she ever have a long stride and some incredible speed! Best dog I have had on the field yet!
Chroma has joined the ranks of the other CH’s in the house We are so proud of her and very thankful to Jan Swayze-Curry and Grahm Swayze for finishing her for us. Now on to fun things like Dock Diving and Lure Coursing!!!
Summer has come and gone, and throughout we have stayed very busy with fun things. The dogs have been lure coursing, showing and even dock diving!!! Chroma is 1pt away from finishing her conformation championship and when that is done, she will get to lure course again. All of us are excited about that! Cinnamon is still being the best QC’er ever helping give young dogs great first running experiences. McGuire is feeling well enough to run in trials some also. Dot has actually been running really well, and if I would get her in shape she would probably do some winning
The most exciting thing we have been doing lately is dock diving with Chroma. It all started as therapy last winter with her walking in sand and in the lake. I noticed how much she liked to get in the lake. We tried our hand at going off docks and she loves it!!! I have never seen a dog so crazy for it or swim as fast as she does. Pretty cool! Of course no update is good without pictures!