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SANDY MOODY

Georgetown, DE

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I am so excited and honored to be one of the judges for the Golden Retriever National Agility Competition. There are so many fabulous Goldens in competition that this should prove to be a very exciting couple of days of agility.


I have been in this sport since 1999, training and competing with my German Shorthaired Pointers. I did all of the pre-agility stuff, like conformation, obedience and hunt tests but there is nothing that compares to agility. It is one of the most fun activities for me and my dogs.


While I have trained and competed with 5 GSPs, my most amazing dog in agility was Rosie who was such a special dog for me. She was the first GSP to earn more than 2 MACHS and finished her career as the first to earn 7 MACHs. She was number one GSP and received several other awards in her long career in agility. Rosie competed until the week before she turned 14. But it wasn’t the love of agility which kept her going, it was the treats. This dog would do anything for food including stealing it out of other people’s treat bags as we walked through a trial!


While still training GSPs, I am not currently running any. My new dog is my 12” parti-poodle named Reign. Reign just earned her first MACH and is every bit as talented as Rosie, just so much easier to train!!


Because I have enjoyed agility so much, I wanted to do more. I have been teaching for my local club for a number of years, attend seminars whenever possible, work at trials and am now my club’s trial secretary. But the real thrill for me was when I became a judge in 2011. I am so happy with this decision. There is a great satisfaction and thrill watching the amazing teams across the country run my courses. Having run 20” and 24” dogs in agility, I try to design courses that I think would be fun for my big jumping dogs.


And the expressions (dogs and handlers both) and conversations handlers have on course is priceless. We can all be so entertaining while running our dogs!


I look forward to meeting you all and wish you every success with your dogs.


Sandy Moody

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KAREN WINTER

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I have been teaching agility for over 19 years. I have taught most breeds and all types of handlers. I have also taught obedience but currently only teach agility.

I have been showing in agility for over 21 years. I have shown Labradors, English Cockers, Shelties, Border Collies, Gordon Setters, Standard Schnauzers and my breed, Golden Retrievers. I have earned MACH’s on three different groups – Herding, Working and Sporting. I currently own 2 Border collies and 1 Golden Retriever who is my 5th generation. He is only 3 years old and just starting his career. I lost his grandmother and great grandmother in 2014 and his mother lives with her human boy who is 13 years old. I also show in obedience and rally and compete in tracking and field and dabble in conformation. My Goldens have earned VCD2’s through AKC and through the Golden Retriever Club of America the Versatility Dog award and Outstanding Dam awards.
AKC titles earned:
MACH – 5 dogs
CD - 5 dogs
CDX – 4 dogs
RN, RA, RE 2 dogs
TD – 4 dogs

I have also shown in USDAA though not much since there are not many offered in the St. Louis Area.

I have been a AKC agility judge for over 15 years and through the years have judged many specialties, I look forward to judging the Golden Retriever Club of America’s National Specialty in September 2017 And remember to always have fun with your friend whether it is in agility or going for walks, if you are not having fun you are doing something wrong!

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BARBARA BOUNDS

West Palm Beach, FL

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My name is Barbara Bounds formerly of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, now residing in West Palm Beach, Florida. Growing up our family had a Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Queenie who was a gentle giant to me. After she passed away, at 12 years old, I used my savings account to buy myself my very first dog, a German Shepherd. Butch taught me many things, and was very protective of me, and very easy to train. After Butch died, my husband and I got our very first Siberian Husky, Sheba. I took her to the Salisbury Maryland Kennel Club for Obedience classes, and I was so happy when we got an Obedience certificate at the end of the 8 week session. Sheba was like our child for the the first 7 years of our marriage, and then became a baby sitter for our two children. I now have four Pembroke Welsh Corgi's, that rule our house. I have two children, one grandchild, and a husband of 45 years this May. I started taking my youngest child to classes at SMKC when she was 8, and she is now 31. Krystle is the one who got me involved in the sport of Agility. I was taking her for classes several times a week to the kennel club, so I decided I needed my own dog to train. I started training Emma, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, who became my heart dog, and who helped me learn about the sport of agility, and who was a great Therapy dog. I have been a member of the Salisbury Maryland Kennel Club, the Blue Heron Agility Dog Club, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of the Potomac, and now the Obedience Training Club of Palm Beach County. The greatest thing for me now, is that I am fortunate enough that my granddaughter Hailey is competing in the sport, and traveling to dog shows with me. It is great spending all of the additional time with her, and watching her to become an awesome handler. I became an Agility Judge the summer of 2010, and I have enjoyed traveling to many states that I had never visited before, and enjoy watching new teams compete. My goal is to judge in every state! I love traveling, love judging, and meeting new people. I really want to judge in Alaska and Hawaii! :-)

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