|Pinpaps Jonquil Of Skipnlena|
Photo by Jerry and Lois Photography” www.jerryandlois.com
Below is a closeup of the stats showing the 20 Lifetime Top Overall Dogs, with this link if you want to see the whole report. What blows my mind isn't so much the 35 MACHs this dog has earned, with 55,952 MACH points and 710 QQ's, but the next nearest dog under him (a sheltie) has "only" 25 MACHs, with "only" 25,415 points and 513 QQ's. Points measure speed, and it's a 100%+ leap in points between 1st and 2nd place! My how that pap must run! And my how accurate he must be! And my how many trials must they attend each year! In fact, the stats page AKC put out in January showed Tigger with "only" 33 MACHs and 54,547 points, which means he earned 2 more MACH's, i.e., 40 QQ's, and 1,405 points in the last 6 months or so (and that without the doubler for 1st place). If he is capable of earning 4 MACHs a year, he'd have to have been doing that for the past 9 years or so.
|Robin Kletke & Robin Cohen,|
1st Place 8" class
, AKC Nationals 2007
Tigger has won AKC Agility Nationals many times.
His owners hail from Seattle, WA. West coast. Lots of trials out there. Lots of money. They compete with other dogs as well.
Recently I found www.dogshowscores.com where you can go punch in any AKC dog's registered name and it comes up with all the dog's scores back thru 1999. So I looked up "Pinpaps Jonquil Of Skipnlena" , and sure enough, scores all the way back to Tigger's first Novice Q on April 4, 2000. I saw he's been competing for 12.5 years, at 8". So he has to be at least 14 years old now, and still going strong. WOW! WOW! WOW! Between 2000 and 2006, with only a few exceptions, Tigger scored 1st place, and with the point doubler in place, racked up points quickly. Beginning 2007, he begins taking some 2nd and 3rd places, but still a vast majority of 1sts. By 2011 he's getting beat for 1st quite often but still places high on every run, and by 2012 he has no 1st places. He is slowing down. But not by much. His speed is still phenomenal, averaging over 4 yps.
|NAC MACH35 Pinpaps |
Jonquil Of Skipnlena
MXC8 MJC8 FTC1
MFC TQX T2B
Photo by Jerry and Lois Photography
Reading his titles:
NAC = National Agility Champion
MXC8 = 100 Q's in Standard, 8 times
MJC8 = 100 Q's in Jumpers, 8 times
FTC1 = FAST Century:Requires the MXF title plus one hundred Excellent B FAST Q's of 60 points or greater. The FTC title initials are followed by a numeric designation indicating the quantity of times the dog has met the requirements of the FTC title. (e.g. FTC2, FTC3, etc.) Since the FAST class became a titling event in January 2007, and Tigger acquired the FTC1 title by September of 2009, it took him 2 years to earn it, and he has not competed in this class since then.
MFC = 100 Q's in FAST
TQX = means he's QQQ'd a lot!
T2B = this class became a titling event in July 2011. Title requires 15 Q's and 100 points. Tigger earned his title in November 2011, in 5 months, and has not competed in this class since then.
Tigger has had to Q a minimum of 1,700 times to earn all these titles. Averaged over 12 years, that's about 141 Q's per year, or 3-5 per weekend. Nice ride!
On top of all that achievement, Tigger is beautiful! I am soooooooooo impressed with this little dog, and with the Papillon breed. I will continue to try digging up info on this dog. I want to talk to his handler, Robin, and meet the great Tigger.
Upwards and onward!
P.S. Since writing the above, I found a few more things on the internet:
A 2004 interview with Robin Kletke, about training Tigger: http://www.darlenearden.com/articletoys.htm
Videos (I finally found a few and learned that Robin runs very fast, and Tigger is mostly busy chasing him!):