~ Japaro Cool Jazz at Craygill ~
" Glen "
( Platinum Agility Winner
D . O . B 12-12-2008
Agility CCs: Dundee, Aug 2012, Mr C. Wyatt
Lisburn, June 2013, Mrs M. Quinn
Lisburn, June 2014, Ms K. Leckie
East Lothian, July 2014, Mrs J. Hart
Agility RCCs: Castlereagh, Oct 12, Mr D Redford
Wyre, March 2013, Mr M Hallam
Woodside, May 2013, Mr I Mallabar
East Lothian, July 2013, Mr P. Thomson
Wilton, August 2013, Ms K. Leckie
Castlereagh, Oct 2013, Mr J McEwan
Other notable achievements:
4th Crufts Singles Agility final, Crufts 2013
6th Crufts Championship Final, Crufts 2013
3rd Crufts Singles Agility Final, Crufts 2014
7th Crufts Championship Final, Crufts 2014
( Norw, Danish, Finn, Swed CH, Nordic Winner 2009/2011 , World Winner 2010/2011 Japaro Eye of the Storm, CC - Japaro Razzle Dazzle Me, RCC )
Owned by Mrs Jean Tuck
Japaro Cool Jazz at Craygill
KC Press Release 4th July 2016
SHETLAND SHEEPDOG BECOMES FIRST PLATINUM AGILITY WARRANT WINNER
A Shetland Sheepdog, Ag Ch Japaro Cool Jazz at Craygill, has become the first dog of any breed to be awarded the Platinum Agility Warrant, the Kennel Club has announced.
Owned by Jean Tuck of Uttoxeter in Staffordshire, Cool Jazz, or ‘Glen’ as he is known at home, is seven years old and the fourth agility dog Jean has owned.
The new level of Platinum Agility Warrant was introduced in January of this year and requires 1,200 points, 400 of which must have been achieved in 2016. An even higher level, Diamond, requiring 1,600 points, was also introduced this year.
Jean said: “It was very exciting to learn that Glen is the first dog of any breed to achieve the Platinum Agility Warrant. He is a brilliant little dog who really understands agility and always tries very hard to do the course correctly. In order to keep up with Glen, I had to lose over a stone in weight, so he has certainly helped me to keep fit.
“I hope this achievement will encourage new people to become interested in agility and I also hope those already involved will be inspired by our achievement and will work towards the Platinum Agility Warrant too and possibly even go on to the Diamond award. That’s the great thing about agility – there’s always some new challenge to spur you on.”
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “The new Platinum and Diamond Agility Warrants were introduced in order to provide handlers with additional goals to aim for once they have achieved the well-established Gold Agility Warrant. We are delighted that Jean has achieved the first Platinum Warrant with Glen and would urge those handlers who have already achieved Gold, and who are working towards the higher levels, to claim their new warrant as soon as they are able.”
Photo caption: Jean Tuck relaxes with her Shetland Sheepdog, Ag Ch Japaro Cool Jazz at Craygill, who has become the first Platinum Agility Warrant winner