A super year for small dogs handlers...
The Mini Agility Dog of the Year competition was held for the first time in in 1987. Handlers agreed that it was 'nice to be accepted by all quarters as more than just a novelty.' ANd the rest, as they say, is history. The results say it all.
I think I speak for all 'Mini People,' as we've become known, wrote Pam Dowling in the December 1987 Letters to the Editor in Agility Voice when I say that we've had a super season and have been treated most generously. The entries have risen and fallen according to the venue, the weather and the number of Mini classes offered, but they have been up to 40 dogs and rarely below 20, which should encourage more clubs to include us next year.
End of Year Results
From Yvonne (Fiddy) Black...
I have since moved on to Standard dogs both collies and currently Belgian Shepherds, Malinois, but will never forget what joy I had with Cindy (Ginger Crackle) the little NCDL rescue all those years ago.
I wish all handlers the best of fun with their dogs and hope you have all the success you dream of.
Does anyone else out there have any recollections and/or photos of the good ole days that they want to share?
Thanks to Sally Hopkins for finding this little gem.
Source: Agility Voice (August 1987)