Who said don't expect a Cavalier to play fetch?
What a great team! At just 16, Rose Jenkins and her Cavalier Sam took 2nd place for their Heelwork to Music routine at the "Crufts" the World's Largest Dog Show in the UK. Watch how smooth Sam is with his dance moves and he exhibits such enthusiasm too!
The first public performance of heelwork to music, was performed by Mary Ray in the UK in 1990. What quickly followed was an "enthusiastic explosion" of dog owners wanting to participate. Take a look at Mary's website for great resources, an informative forum and fun videos.
So what is this bit about Cavaliers and"JUST DON'T EXPECT IT TO FETCH"?!
That is what Erin Skarda stated in her article for TIME News Feed. I am a tad confused? I thought part of a journalist's job was to do a bit of research and report the facts? Certainly the Cavaliers I highlighted in my post "The ROYAList of Cavaliers; More Than a Pretty Face" do more than fetch. Cavaliers excel at agility, obedience, dance, hunting and why yes, they play FETCH! I am thinking Erin needs a nice collage of Cavaliers playing fetch sent her way. She is entitled to her opinon that Cavaliers can't play fetch, but then I suppose I am entitled to mine, that some reporters can't research.
|Take THAT Erin!|
~ Ramblings by Debbie
Mary Ray's own performance at Crufts 2011 ~ Music "Slum Dog Millionaire