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About 3 years ago when I was researching the Mudi breed, I came across the name Mookie and fell in love with it!  And...  it flowed...  "Mookie the Mudi" !  And then came the phrase "The Adventures of Mookie the Mudi" !  And the shortened version probably for training is Mook .  And referring to him I've heard myself say The Mookster, Mr. Mook, or SUPER MOOKER !        I discovered several definitions but choose this one:   "Something or someone who is kooky, cool, intelligent, funny, alternative, stylish, irreverent, inspired and adventurous"!           So that's it!  This blog is for me to keep track of his life, training and fun stuff we do!  And it's available for anyone else who is interested!  Click here to find out what is a Mudi anyway?  Click the following links for categories of current and upcoming posts Weekly first, now MONTHLY Progress Posts The Beginning in Hungary and Travel Click the following LINKS to  PICTURES  and  VIDEOS

Mookie's Health and Stuff

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Bariguard Ron (aka "Mookie") and his stuff!!  Embark (Dog DNA Test) Embark for Breeders dog DNA test includes a dog's results for health conditions, genetic coefficient of inbreeding (COI), and 35 trait tests including coat color, shedding, and more. Mookie's EMBARK  Mookie's full EMBARK report (PDF) OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) OFA's mission is to promote the health and welfare of companion animals through a reduction in the incidence of genetic disease by collating and disseminating information concerning orthopedic and genetic diseases of animals.      Mookie's OFA listing   NOTE:   Hip X-rays to be taken 3/11/24   AKC (American Kennel Club) The American Kennel Club, a not-for-profit organization, is the nation's oldest, largest, and most esteemed purebred dog registry.  Below is Mookie's info!  AKC DNA Profile Results Bariguard Ron Hungarian Pedigree TITLES   (Click here for the link to everything!) (AKC and UKC titles are copied f

2024.1 January

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  Titles and awards earned this month ....   Link to Mookie's titles    76 Titles from August 2022 through January 2024 What is a title, really?  (...a must read!) Link to JANUARY photos!                                                  Link to JANUARY videos! Training and more training!  FUN stuff!  All the stuff we do!  I told someone recently that we tend to go the way the wind blows and I love it.  If something is available and local, why not!!    There were lots of gatherings multiple times each week to train with various obedience people, some with food, some without but all with FUN and good training! We joined a C-WAGS league in Stevens Point on Monday mornings where 3 weeks are Scent searches and 3 weeks are Rally, Zoom and Obedience Runs.  It just finished up today as I write this in February and was lots of fun.  Mookie got 35 legs including 3 new Scent titles and lots of legs towards future titles!   We entered an AKC Conformation show and got to group both days but cha

2023.12 December

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  Titles and awards earned this month ....   Link to Mookie's titles    76 Titles from August 2022 through December 2023 What is a title, really?  (...a must read!) Link to DECEMBER photos!                                                  Link to DECEMBER videos! DECEMBER 2023!      End of the year!     OMG     What a year!!     My goals were to do as much as possible in the lower levels of as many sports as possible!  Truth is I ran out of time and some goals had to be pushed to 2024! 56 titles in 2023 8 different venues (AKC, Barn Hunt, C-WAGS, DMWYD, IABCA, IPDA, NACSW, UKC) 10 different sports  (Barn Hunt, Conformation, Fast Cat, Nosework, Obedience, Parkour, Rally, Scent Work, Shed, Tricks)  plus titles in Conditioning and Manners 76 TOTAL titles in 18 months!! Barn Hunt 2023 standings! Fast Cat 2023 standings Some sports we practice or are playing around with but haven't titled yet (maybe never) are: Agility Drafting/Carting Frisbee  Dock Diving Puller Herding Coursing Tr

2023.11 November

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  Titles and awards earned this month ....   Nose Work Skills Achievement Master NSAM NACSW Novice Trick Dog-Masters NTD-M DMWYD Shed Dog Level 1 SD-1 NASDA Novice Trick Dog NTD DMWYD Nose Work Skills Achievement 2 NSA2 NACSW Link to Mookie's titles    74 Titles from August 2022 through November 2023 What is a title, really?  (...a must read!) Link to NOVEMBER photos! Link to NOVEMBER videos! This was the month of virtual titles!  We needed to do the NOVICE TRICK DOG title from DO MORE WITH YOUR DOG (DMWYD) because that is a prerequisite for the STUNT DOG title which was on the agenda for December.  The novice title is 15 tricks and since we knew most on the list we continued with another 15 for a total of 30 tricks for the NOVICE TRICK DOG-MASTER title!   We finished up the NACSW (National Association of Canine Scent Work) virtual titles and got the NOSE WORK SKILLS ACHIEVEMENT 2 title and then because when we submitted level 3 he got all the points, he earned the NOSE WORK SKI

2023.10 October

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Titles and awards earned this month ....   Starter Rally CW-SR C-Wags Zoom 1.0 CW-ZR1 C-Wags Obedience 1 CW-OB1 C-Wags Advanced Nosework Champion ANCH UKC Superior Nosework SN UKC Superior Containers SC UKC Superior Exterior SE UKC Superior Vehicles SV UKC Superior Interior SI UKC Excellent Containers SCE AKC Nose Work Skills Achievement 1 NSA1 NACSW Link to Mookie's titles   63 Titles from August 2022 through October 2023 What is a title, really?  (...a must read!) OCTOBER photos are in this album! OCTOBER videos are added to this album! 2023.10.7-8  UKC Nosework Trial at Faith Christian Academy in Wausau.  Mookie was on FIRE!  He did 24 of 24 this weekend! So proud of the Mookster!!❤️ UKC Nosework Advanced Champion and Superior overall title!  He acted like he owned the show!!   2023.10.22-23  C-Wags Obedience, Rally and Zoom trials!  Such fun!  This is a great venue to test how we're doing!  It takes 4 legs to get a title and there were 2 runs each day of Obedience, Rally

2023.9 September

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  Titles and awards earned this month....    Scent Work Advanced  (SWA) Scent Work Exterior Advanced (SEA) Scent Work Novice Elite  (SWNE) Scent Work Interior Novice Elite  (SINE) Link to Mookie's titles   52  titles from August 2022 through September 2023 What is a title, really?  (...a must read!)  SEPTEMBER photos are in this album!  SEPTEMBER videos are added to this album! It was a busy month with a trial each weekend! The trial season is short in Wisconsin so we need to make the most of it!   September 9-10 -  AKC Scent Work trials at the beautiful WI Lions Camp in Rosholt WI  - earned the 4 titles listed above!!  Fun day at the camp on the lake!!  September 16-17 - UKC Weekend - Nosework and Conformation  Good weekend! (OH..  and the curls in the photo are what he looks like for a show after a bath!!  ) 3 group placements (2nd, 3rd, 4th)  2 Total Dog, 15/16 novice/advanced nosework runs (7-1st, 3-2nd. 4-3rd. 1-4th)  2 Fast Cat runs (AKC) nearby, one 27mph!!  September 22