Bronze medal win for Jinx

PUBLISHED: 11:00 27 June 2013

Helen Perryman and agility champ Jinx (right) and her other dog Day.

Helen Perryman and agility champ Jinx (right) and her other dog Day.

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A Yarcombe dog trainer and her border collie Jinx take on the best in the world.

A Yarcombe dog trainer and her trusted canine took on the best in the world at the annual open dog agility championship.

Helen Perryman, who runs Just Dogs South West in Feniton, and her border collie, Jinx, represented Wales in the World Agility Open Competition in Santander, Spain last month for a second consecutive year.

“It went very well and we had a great time. There were lots of countries competing,” says Helen.

The pair were awarded a bronze in the biathlon agility and came seventh in the overall standings out of 68 other dogs.

“It was much harder this year as the standard of dogs in Jinx’s category was a lot higher,” she added.

“We just worked hard and had a good time. We had some really good rounds and got a bronze.”

Wales came second in the team event getting a silver.

Helen hopes to be able to compete again at next year’s event which is being held in Northern Italy and will be training hard with Jinx and her working sheep dog, Day.

Day is a newcomer to competitions and is hot on the heels of Jinx after qualifying for a number of agility competitions.

The three-year-old, who is a rescue dog, has qualified for the Camddwr Cup at Malvern and the UKA finals in December and has come on in leaps and bounds.

For more information about dog agility, call Helen on 01404 861587


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