Helpers: IPO1 & IPO2 - Mario Bardouille IPO3 Front Half - Joe Brockington IPO3 Back Half - Don Yelle
Graubaer's Boker and Fabian Robinson 2012 AWMA NATIONAL CHAMPION YOUNGEST DOG EVER TO WIN NATIONALS. DOG ON CBS SHOW "PERSON OF INTEREST"
The 2012 American Working Malinois Association National Championship held in Bowling Green, Kentucky on November 9-11, 2012. The American Working Malinois Association (AWMA) Nationals was hosted by Motor City Working Dogs.
Thursday evening at draw night we got to meet all the Competitors, Judges and Helpers. Fabian got a nice draw with Tracking on Friday afternoon and Obedience and Protection on Saturday afternoon. We arrived at the Tracking location on Friday and the conditions were tough! Really testing the dogs and handles ability with some great tough judging as well. Fabian and Boker went forward with their track earring themselves a top score of 97. With a nice relaxing afternoon we got to practice with fellow competitors to get ready for the stadium the next day. Then Saturday Afternoon rolls around!!! Again with some very tough judging in the stadium as well but this is what you can expect from a national championship and it was great! Fabian and Boker were the second group to go up in obedience and they were up first in their pair. WOW what a performance they did!! Fabian & Boker earned a 95 in obedience with the highest score. Next Up, Protection... Boker did the blind search super fast and did and great hold and bark. The rest of the routine was just beautiful to watch! The Helpers Joe Brockington & Don Yelle did a fantastic job. The long bite was extremely fast and Don Yelle did a great job catching him, scoring Fabian & Boker a 95 in Protection. On Sunday we just got to relax and watch the rest of the competitors compete with thier dogs! At the award ceremony Fabian & Boker got front stage winning FIRST PLACE at AWMA Nationals. They also got awards for Highest Tracking and Obedience!!!
Fabian and I would like to thank everyone that came out to watch and the host club for putting on such a great event together! We would also like to thank all the helpers that came out to make this event possible, and to the Judges Thank You, I think we all learned something new and we appreciate that, so for next time we can only be better ;o) We want to give a very special Thanks to Brian and China Hamilton the owners of Boker for allowing us to care and train such a talented and special dog!
The Future....We are just thrilled to announce that Fabian & Boker will be apart of the USA World Malinois Team. The FMBB World Championship will be held on April 30 - May 5, 2013 in Koper, Solvenia! How exciting :0)
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