Monday, August 5, 2013

CPE Agility Team Extraordinaire

Tess and Jim earned their CPE Agility Team Extraordinaire title (C-ATE) yesterday at the Splash 'n Dash K9 Sports trial at B&D Creekside Activity Center in Latrobe!

Here's a video of the Snooker run that put Tess at the required 5000 points in the Championship level for her C-ATE:

This is the highest title you can earn in CPE agility, and Tess may be the first Dalmatian to earn a C-ATE title (although one other Dal has achieved a Specialist C-ATE, which is a jump height 8" lower than the dog's regular jump height).  We were especially pleased to earn the title at this particular trial because it was our club's trial, and also because the judge was Becky Dean, whom we have always enjoyed showing under.

Here's a picture of Judge Becky Dean holding the C-ATE ribbon, Tess, and Jim:

All three dogs ran great this weekend.  Tess also earned her Extraordinaire Wildcard (ExWC) title, and Indy earned his Level 2 Strategy Games (CL2-S) title and Level 2 Standard (CL2-R) title, which finished out Level 2 and earned him the CL2 designation.  And while Jazz didn't earn any titles, she amassed several qualifying scores toward her C-ATE.

Big congrats to Jim and Tess for a job well done!


  1. Congrats to Jim and Tess from aunt Mariann and uncle Jim. You two make a great team even if Tess sometimes wants to do the driving LOL!!!

    It has been a privilege to watch and video both of you. Tess you still have to do pet therapy with me.

    Mariann & Jim

  2. WOW...Congrats Jim and Tess! You rock!!!!!