Tuesday, October 05, 2010

A Bevy of Beardies

I took a quick trip up to the Beardie Agility National in Loveland today to see Molly run her dogs Max and Stanley.  They came all the way from San Francisco.

Molly & Stanley finishing in style
Unfortunately my photos are mostly craptastic.  The combination of the poor lighting in the arena, the iffy quality of the kit lens that came with the camera, my iffy photography skills and all they flying Beardie hair made for a lot of horrible shots.  There were a few that were passable though.

Flying Dustmop
I love Beardies, they have such bouncy, sunny personalities and do everything with mucho enthusiasm.  The Border Collie rescue I do volunteer work for has a Beardie mom and her litter of pups right now and it's a good thing I'm full up because good lord people, the grooming.  Though one thing I discovered today is that the coats are long but coarse so I don't think they're as hard to maintain as they look.  But still, I would have to bathe a dog on a regular basis and not just once every 4 years or so when they have some kind of 'incident'.  It was fun to enjoy them vicariously for a morning though.


  1. It was great to see you!!!! Thanks so much for the photos, they are awesome!

  2. I love how beardie coats fly when they're jumping.

  3. Was great to see you too Molly. Very fun to see your dogs run! Good luck with the rest of the weekend.

  4. I nearly spit juice on my screen with the "flying dustmop" caption. Tom calls Lilly that sometimes. Ha!