Melody Guiver and Scout getting their MACH 2, February 24, 2008.
a dog and handler to coordinate their communication in order to
run an obstacle course involving jumps, weave poles, tunnels, A-frames,
dogwalks, teeters and tables.
is based on both speed and accuracy. Errors are called "faults"
and result in points being deleted from the final score.
can include going off course (i.e. doing the obstacles in the wrong
order), missing the safety zone on an obstacle, running overtime,
or knocking over a bar. Bedlington's compete with other breeds who
are in the same size category.
Susan Wellington and Titus getting their MACH, October 1, 2009.
can be earned at the Novice, Intermediate (Open), and
Advanced (Excellent) levels. Titles can also be earned for different
types of courses (i.e. full course, jumpers, games).
The dog must receive three "leg's" to earn a title. A
"leg" is a qualifying score earned when running a course
at a trial.
Any dog 15 months or older and in good health can compete. Basic obedience training
is a pre-requisite. All you need then is to sign up for class and