Gracie leads the pack in canine competition

June 24, 2011

FAIRPLAY — Five dogs and their humans earned points toward their Peaceable Paws Games Championships on Friday, June 10, at the Canine Games held at Peaceable Paws training center in Fairplay.
A total of 12 dogs have now earned points. The leader is Gracie Waugh, owned by Robert Waugh of Hagerstown. Gracie earned 13 points Friday evening, bringing their total to 43 of the 100 points they need in order to be crowned the first Games Champion.
The first-place winner of each event earned 10 points, plus one point for every dog they bested in the competition. Second place earned 5 points plus a half-point per dog outscored. Third place earned 3 points.
This month’s games consisted of the Tennis Ball Toss, Fastest Recalls and the popular Bobbing for Hotdogs.
The top finishers were:
Ball Toss — First place: Jude, Labrador retriever mix owned by Kate Rave of Hagerstown; second place: Addie, Labrador retriever mix owned by Fran Scher of Keedysville; third place: Cassie, a border collie-hound mix owned by the Humane Society of Washington County, handled by James Latonick of Martinsburg, W.Va.
Fastest Recall — First place: Riley, a border collie mix owned by Jessie Griffin of Boonsboro; second place, Gracie, Catahoula mix owned by Robert Waugh of Hagerstown; third place, Addie and Fran Scher.
Bobbing for Hotdogs — First place: Jude and Kate Rave; second place, Gracie and Robert Waugh; third place, Addie and Fran Scher
The top five dogs in the championships point standings are:
1. Gracie — 43 points
2. Gretel — 29.5 points
3. Jude — 28 points
4. Harley — 23 points
5. Riley — 20 points
The next Peaceable Paws Games Championship evening will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 8.
For more information, email info@peace ablepaws or call 301-582-9420.

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