Joanie-Leigh Elliot – The hardest working Agility Nut in BC!
Karbits Excalibur’s Opening Gambit
Remi is an Apricot Kleinpudel, which is German for a fourth size of poodle (between 14”-18” at the withers) not recognized as a breed standard in Canada. Remi also follows European tradition – his tail thankfully remains undocked – very useful for a dog active in agility. Remi is a wonderful dog to train, quick and eager to learn new things. He placed 7th at the 2013 National Championships just after turning 2 years of age. He has earned his Lifetime Achievement Award and Versatility Lifetime Award. He also loves Dock Diving and Barn Hunt – being the first M. Poodle in Canada to earn Senior Rat Title, second in North America. Remi has also had the pleasure of being in the Superdog shows for the past four years – the crowds really crank him up!
Grace is Joanie-Leigh’s second agility dog, a cocker/poodle cross, who loves to bark her way around everything in life. 2013 was her signature agility year, earning her Lifetime Achievement Award and Versatility Lifetime Award of Merit (at the time only 17 dogs in Canada had earned that title), and placing 4th at the 2013 BC Yukon Regional Championships and going on to place 6th at the 2013 AAC National Championships.
JL sadly said goodbye to Grace on December 27, 2018, after 16.5 years of love. JL will always remember Grace’s incredible ability to play jokes.
Teddy is Joanie-Leigh’s first agility dog and they began training in the sport of agility in April of 1997. Teddy was nicknamed the “stuffie who could” as he often looked like a stuffed teddy bear tossed over a jump, depending on how long his hair was at the time. Teddy competed at the first ever BC Yukon Regionals in 2001, placing 2nd, and went to the first AAC Nationals in Calgary, placing 5th. In 2003 he was the Top Veteran agility dog for BC and 3rd overall in Canada. Teddy enjoyed life until almost his 18th birthday, passing away in jl’s arms on January 2, 2014.
He was a pretty talented fella.