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More Lure Chasing

This past weekend we drove to Calgary so that Brodie could chase some more plastic bags at the Foothills Gazehound Club’s trial.  He did 3 Chase Ability runs and qualified in all of them.  We get so many comments from the sighthound owners about how unusual he is for a Golden…..they think his running style is closer to a greyhound.  Maybe that explains why he is so fast.  In 2018 he was the 3rd fastest Golden (fastest male), with a speed of 40 km/hr.  At his first Sprinter run this year his speed was 42.11, moving him very close to the fastest Golden in Canada, a female who ran 42.41.  Thank you to Mike Johnson for these amazing pictures.

 

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Amazing plastic bag chaser

Enjoying a post race massage

On Friday and Sunday we participated in Alberta Lure Coursing Association’s Sprinters and Chase Ability Program races. Brodie ran two CAP and 2 Sprinter events and qualified in all 4. With his CAP Q on Friday he earned his Chase Ability (CA) title.

Big thank you to ALCA for putting on a wonderful weekend despite all the weather challenges.

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The Love of the Chase

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On Sunday we went to our first Chase Ability practice of the year to prepare for a trial in a few of weeks.  We wondered if Brodie would show the same enthusiasm that he had when he first tried it in October.  No need to wonder….he is still obsessed with chasing and catching that plastic bag.  As we sat in the car waiting for the previous group to finish their runs he was vibrating and chirping

He is virtually uncontrollable when he see’s it flying across the field.  We had a harness on him with a leash clipped to the front and another clipped to the back and both of us holding on for dear life as we moved towards the field.  Bev captured these beautiful photos of him.  You can see the intensity in every muscle in his body and the sheer joy of the chase.

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