U-CD WayToGo Fuligin Beau Tay (“Bo”) CGC UD RE MX MXJ OF AD SJ

Important fact: Bo is a nut.

Bo comes to us from WayToGo Papillons. Here's his pedigree. Bo competes in obedience, agility, and rally obedience. He is an agility monster, and one day Jennie will finally learn how to handle him as he deserves. He's a bit of an obedience monster too... well, maybe he's just a monster...

Bo is very proud of his sister, Annabelle, who finished her championship, and his cousin Cache Cache, who beat 400 other paps to go Winners Dog and Best of Winners at the 2008 National Specialty the first time he entered the show ring!

Bo's new best friend is his cousin Tip.

The White Tornado
M Nicole Fischer photography
October 2013:
Bo QQ, with a first and a third! He ran the jumpers course at 5 yards per second. I sprinted along the first half of the course (which was two big wide sweeping runs into a tight turn into the weaves), then it got all twisty. Thanks you Montgomery County Road Runners Club for improving my running form, speed, and strength!
July 2013:
Both Bo and Tip were splendid today. Bo's handler managed to keep him clean in standard while he laid down a wicked fast run. Tip was wonderful, except he popped out of the last weave pole to dive into the chute. However, that was an error of exuberance!
May 2013:
Yesterday Bo earned High Preferred in Trial, and earned a huge rosette with tassles and a nice portable crate. Today Bo earned a QQ and Tip finished his AX. All with first places! My satin haul is getting quite enormous, and Bo and I got our photos taken for the PCA web site!
April 2013:
Bo was such a wild child in the morning, I had to take him off the course (formal attention heeling). This afternoon's handling involved A LOT of screeching but Bo Qed in standard with 37 PACH points. Yes indeed he did a tricky course in almost half the allotted time.
September 2012:
Bo finished his MX with a fab standard run ... that had the judge coming up to me afterwards to comment on it. Tip earned another novice jumpers run (perfect) with another first place. And Bo took home another T2B Q. A most excellent weekend. LOTS of satin!
December 2011:
Over the past few months, Bo has racked up a good number of Obedience Master points and more MX and MXJ legs, but QQs have not been coming our way in either agility or obedience lately.
February 2011:
At the Potomac Valley Shetland Sheepdog Club's trial February 12-13, Bo picked up his first Obedience Master (OM) points with a fourth-place Q in Open B on Saturday. On Sunday he earned his second UDX leg under judge Victoria Brown (under whom he earned both his CDX and UD!), as well as a third place in Open B and more OM points. Both judges were most impressed with Bo's speed, verve, and enthusiasm.
January 2011:
Bo earned his Agility Excellent (AX) title at the Oriole DTC Agility trials, January 29-30, in Timonium. He qualified in both Excellent A Standard and Excellent B Jumpers both days. His standard runs were 25 seconds under standard course time (easily winning first place in the A classes!) and his JWW runs were at 4.6 yards per second (about 15 seconds under SCT), earning him a placement on Saturday, but he was edged out of a placement by a couple tenths of a second on Sunday. Jennie and Bo came home dog tired, but with lots of satin ribbons and a new title.
December 2010:
On December 19, Bo earned his first UDX leg at the Oriole DTC Obedience Trial, with qualifying scores in both the Open B and Utility B classes.
September 2010:
On September 26, Bo finished his UD (Utility Dog) title under judge Victoria Brown. Bo earned his CDX under Ms. Brown as well! Bo celebrated his achievement with a raw chicken wing portion and a new toy utility box (he is a Utility Dog after all!!) Jennie has been working towards a UD title for 15 years. Tycho retired with one UD leg because of the exigencies of old age. Arrr errrr matey!!!! (Tycho was born on talk like a pirate day.)
July 2010:
Bo earned his second UD leg on July 17 under judge Diane O'Brian at the Shetland Sheepdog Club of Greater Baltimore Trial. His score of 185 earned him a 4th place in a class with seven qualifiers. And the lovely blue monkey prize toy was destroyed within hours -- destuffed and desqueakified.
May 2010:
At the Nor'East Toy Dog Cluster in Fitchburg Massachusetts over Memorial Day weekend, Bo QQed in Excellent on Saturday May 29th, with a first place in Exc A standard (20 seconds under SCT) and a second place in EXC B JWW (14 seconds under SCT). On Sunday May 30th, he earned his first UD leg (with a 181 and first place) under judge Jeffrey Kern.
April 2010:
Bo finished his USDAA Agility Dog (AD) title, with a Starters Pair Q at the Hog Dog Trial on April 10. He earned a lovely red, white, and blue Agility Dog rosette!
January 2010:
Bo finished his Open Fast (OF) title at the Oriole DTC trial on Friday January 29th, with a 2nd place.
November 2009:
At the Capital City Cocker Club agility trial (11/07-11/08) Bo earned his first excellent standard leg, with a first place. The next day he earned his third AXJ leg, also with a first place, for a new title. He has been running jumpers at 4.6 yards/sec.
October 2009:
The Front and Finish obedience rankings for 2008 are finally out. Bo was the #4 Papillon and the #7 Toy dog in Open A obedience in 2008!
Bo earned two Excellent Jumpers legs at the Mattaponi Trial in Woodbridge VA, on October 17 & 18th, with second and first place runs. One more to go for his AXJ! Both runs were ~12 seconds under course time.
May 2009:
Bo earned his second Open Fast leg at the Oriole Agility trial on May 2nd, under Donna Dombourian with a third place. Then he finished his Open Agility (OA) title at the Papillon Club of America agility trial in Cincinnati on May 18th, with a second place under Judge Rob Robinson. At the warm-up Teacup Dog Agility Trial on Sunday May 17th, at Clermont Dog training club, he fast-tracked up to the Superior level in Games, under judge Jeff Boyer.
March 2009:
Bo finished his Open Jumpers title at the Mattaponi agility trials March 21st and 22nd, with a third place on Saturday and a second place on Sunday. But he was the fastest dog!
January 2009:
At the Oriole agility trial on January 25, Bo earned Open Jumpers and Open Standard legs (with first and second places) under Judge Linda Roeschmann [Editor's note: that's known as a QQ, or double-Q]. The Maryland Pet Expo was going on in the building, so there was a big audience, and they were making jet noises to accompany Bo's standard run.
December 2008:
Bo earned his CDX today (December 13) with a score of 191.5 and a third place at the Oriole Trial under Judge Victoria Brown. He placed in two of his three CDX legs. Yeah little dog!!!! What a way to end the year!

Bo earned 8 titles in 2008. What a great little dog!
November 2008:
Bo earned his second CDX leg at the Catoctin Kennel Club obedience trial on Sunday November 30th under Judge Catherine Thompson with a fourth place (and score of 181). He was one of four qualifiers in a class of 25!
October 2008:
Bo put in a great performance and qualified his first time in the Open A obedience ring! At the Mount Vernon DTC trial on October 3, Bo earned a 189.5 under judge Donna Meade, just half a point out of placements. See his qualifying performance at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on2vy_oFAnk. The next day at the Capitol DTC trial, he put in another fabulous performance and was within seconds of getting FIRST place with a 196, when he laid down on the out-of-sight sit-stay. Oops! NQ!
August 2008:
Front and Finish just released their 2007 Ratings. In obedience, Bo was the #10 rated Toy Dog and the #5 Papillon in Novice B Obedience, ranked by class placements. In rally obedience, Bo was the #1 Papillon AND the #1 Toy Dog in Rally Advanced A, ranked by class placements.
This weekend (August 16-17) Bo and I were at a USDAA agility trial (Touch And Go Agility). Bo got 3 Qs this weekend in 3 different events (gamblers, snooker, and jumpers). Bo earned his first Starters Gamblers leg and also earned a Starters Snooker Leg (with a fourth place against some very stiff competition!). And to top the weekend off, he also earned his first Advanced Jumpers leg, with a second place. In USDAA instead of Novice/Open/Excellent they have Starters/Advanced/Masters.
Bo also put in a superb Advanced Standard run on Saturday (I really think it was his best agility run to date), but we did not qualify because he popped out of the weave poles and had to redo them. But that run was simply amazing. The jumpers run was the third one on Sunday, and though it was clean and fast, I could see he was starting to get a bit tired, which was why he got second rather than first! :-)
But the BEST news is that I managed to put his lead back on him with NO TROUBLE AT ALL at the end of each run!!! I cannot tell you what a huge relief this is (for me and I think for Bo too!) I am still working on his start line stay (aka, still don't have one), but I am learning all sorts of things about how to handle a super fast dog who has no start line stay. I think the take home message is that you pretend that there is a jump #0 before jump #1, and just run as if you are already in the middle of the course!
May 2008:
Bo earned his first Open Standard Agility leg at the Weimeraner Agility trial on Saturday May 17th, with a first place run that was 20 seconds under course time. Bo and Jennie are taking the summer off from agility trials, so she can focus on improving her handling.
Bo earned two more agility titles on Sunday May 11. These are in USDAA (United States Dog Agility Association) at the Starters (aka, Novice) level. He earned his Starters Standard (SSA) and Starters Jumpers (SJ) titles with clean runs (and first places) 15 seconds under the course times. His standard run was a bit wild (first run of the day) and fast, but he ran clean. We NQed in Snooker (as always -- its one of those wacky you invent your own course things that I always mess up!). Then the third run of the day was jumpers. He was (thankfully!!!!) a bit tired by then (it was after 4 PM). So we had the most gorgeous perfect run. Everyone enthused when we finished, but the lady whose chair was next to mine (a complete stranger) told me that while Bo was running that jumpers run, everyone was remarking on what an amazing papillon he is. :-) Oh -- and expect a LONG GAP before any more titles. These were all the easy ones....
Bo finished off his Novice Agility titles at the Oriole Dog Training Club Agility Trial May 3-4, 2008. Bo finished his Novice FAST (NF) on Saturday (May 3rd) with a first place run. Then Sunday he put in his first open qualifying performance in FAST with a second place! This is because he is, in fact, a very fast dog. FAST courses seem pretty easy for Jennie, because she is used to working the send with Bo on regular agility courses, so the send in fast is not novel... Both of these runs were under judge Tim Verelli. However, Bo and Jennie held together on Sunday afternoon long enough to earn his Novice Agility (NA) title with a First place under judge Sam Banks. Jennie dreams of the day when she can have a two jump lead out and can catch her dog at the end of the course instead of him dancing around just out of reach....
April 2008:
Bo and Jennie had a grand time at the Papillon Club of America National Specialty (April 20-27 in Frederick MD). Bo qualified in 7 of 8 runs and finished 2 titles! (Rally Excellent and Novice Jumpers). Bo finished his NAJ in 3 shows, with perfect clean runs in each and two first places and a second place. Unfortunately his handler had bumbled a couple of Novice runs, so he is still awaiting that third standard leg for his NA title! He also earned 2 Agility Novice FAST legs at the specialty, but no placements because of his handler.
Bo finished his Rally Excellent (RE) title at the specialty, then went on to win the Rally Advanced B class and earned himself yet more toys and some seriously large rosettes! In the five times Bo has competed in rally advanced, he has earned first place 3 times and a second place once. That one non-placing Q, Jennie had the flu and thus Bo as not in the placements (a likely yet true excuse). At his first AKC agility trial on Saturday April 5th, Bo came home with two first places and clean runs in Novice Standard and Jumpers (8"), at his home club's (Capitol DTC) trial in Westminster MD. However, further work is needed on start-line stays (what is that????) and weave poles.
March 2008:
Bo had two clean runs in USDAA Starters Agility (Standard and Jumpers) at the Hog Dog Trial in Millersville MD on Saturday, March 29, 2008, earning legs with perfect scores and second and fourth place runs. Jennie has yet to really figure out how Snooker works. Bo got his second USDAA Starters Standard Agility leg on Sunday, March 30th, with a clean run and second place. It was bitterly cold, however, so Jennie and Bo came home early, and did not wait for the other classes.
February 2008:
Bo finished his UKC-CD on February 9, 2008, at the Dulles Gateway Obedience Training Club Trial in Catoctin Maryland. Bo finished his title with a 188.5 (half a point out of the placements, but we were extremely happy with the Q!!!!!). Jennie is looking forward to doing more agility and working on Open in the coming months. Bo is always happy to be doing things. Bo is currently competing in obedience and is an insane agility-monster-in-training. Once he gets his weave poles down we'll be ready to show the world what a noisy and driven little git he can be. Bo is taking a break from rally, as Jennie wants to focus on obedience and agility.
January 2008:
At the UKC K9 Konnection Obedience Trials (CTA Building in Beltsville, MD) on January 12 and 13, Bo earned his first two UKC-CD legs with a scores of 193 on both days. On the Saturday trial this earned him a fourth place under Judge Lorraine Currey, and on Sunday it earned him a third place under Judge Lee Hussey. Both days the other placements were a border collie and goldens. Go small dog, go!
December 2007:
Bo earned his second CD leg at the Catoctin KC Trial on Saturday December 1st, with a score of 191. Bo's heeling is beautiful, but he finds the stays challenging. Bo finished his CD on Saturday December 15th at the Oriole DTC Trial with a score of 189 under judge Anthony Cherubini. On Sunday December 16th at the Oriole DTC trial, Bo earned an insurance leg under judge Sharon Crossman, with a 3rd place and a score of of 193.
November 2007:
Bo earned his first leg toward his CD at the Upper Marlboro KC Trial on Sunday November 25th. He also competed (and won!) a run-off to earn fourth place with a score of 188.5+!
October 2007:
Bo earned an “insurance” leg in Rally Advanced A, a first place rosette, and a lovely new toy on Saturday October 6th at the Mount Vernon DTC Rally Trial. At Capitol DTC Trial on Sunday October 7th, Bo earned his second RE leg (third place), and also got a fourth place in the Wild Card Novice.
September 2007:
Bo finished his RA with a second place (score 95) on September 21st, 2007, at the Southern Maryland Dog Training Club of Forestville Rally Trial. This Q earned Bo his RA (Rally Advanced) title, so he is now officially WayToGo Fuligin Beau Tay, CGC, RA.
The dirty: bad handler! Again, Bo would have had a FIRST place but the two-legged partner in the team (naming no names) accidentally miscued him to go around one of the pylons on the weave-around-the-pylons exercise, so we had to do it again (-3 points right there). Bad handler! Bad handler! So Bo only got a second place instead of first. Also, due to a clerical error, he almost didn't get the second place or even the Q! However the stewards and judge were great once I asked about it, and got everything fixed, even though it was late.
On Saturday September 22nd, Bo earned his first Rally Excellent (RE) leg with a score of 99 (judge MaryAnn Mullen at the Hyattsville DTC Rally trial).
June/July 2007:
Bo got his first two legs towards his Rally Advanced (RA) title at the Blue Crab Cluster in Bel Alton, Maryland, on June 30th and July 1st. On Saturday the 30th, he earned a First Place with a score of 97 under judge Nancy Withers. Sunday's score was only 88 (Judge Cheryl Pratt), because Jennie could not manage the Schutzhund about-turn. Seeing as how she was laboring under a nasty case of stomach flu, we think she can be forgiven. For those of you anxious to watch and relive our lowest-scoring performance to date, John shot a video (see photos below). You may be pleased to note that Bo livened up the course by adding a few extra bounces.
May 2007:
Bo earned a leg towards his first agility title on May 12, 2007, at the USAA Touch And Go Agility trial, with a second place run in Starters Jumpers. (We won't discuss our Snookers run.)
April 2007:
Bo finished his Rally Novice (RN) title at the Cherry Blossom Cluster (April 21-22, 2007). He earned a 97 under judge Debra Barrows on Saturday's Old Dominion Kennel Club Trial. He finished his title on Sunday's Baltimore Kennel Club Trial under judge Cheryl Pratt, with a perfect score (100) and First Place. All four placements In Rally Novice B at that trial had perfect scores, so Bo earned first by being the fastest of them to complete the course.
March 2007:
Bo's debut in the obedience ring was at the Dog Owners Training Club Trial, on March 18, 2007. He earned a qualifying score in Rally Obedience (Novice B) under judge Debra Barrows, with a score of 94.

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On September 26, Bo finished his UD (Utility Dog) title under judge Victoria Brown.

On September 26, Bo finished his UD (Utility Dog) title under judge Victoria Brown.
He who would be “Bo” at 14 weeks of age

He who would be “Bo” at 14 weeks of age
He who would be “Bo” at 14 weeks of age

He who would be “Bo” at 14 weeks of age
Bo on the Dogwalk

Bo on the Dogwalk
Bo on the Dogwalk

Bo on the Dogwalk
Bo Head Shot

Bo Head Shot
Works Well for Attention

Works Well for Attention
Papillons on the Lookout

Papillons on the Lookout
Cache and Bo playing in the backyard

Cache and Bo playing in the backyard
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Bo's first OpenA Q, Mount Vernon DTC, October 2008
Bo jumps

Bo jumps
Bo weaves

Bo weaves
Bo sits and stays

Bo sits and stays
A handsome boy!

A handsome boy!
A handsome boy!

A handsome boy!
Jennie's best Christmas present

Jennie's best Christmas present
Couch Beau Tay (D'oh!)

Couch Beau Tay (D'oh!)
Boy and Bo

Boy and Bo
Space alien dog

Space alien dog
overexposed

overexposed
Retouching is needed

Retouching is needed
Nice butt

Nice butt
Beau and pilleau

Beau and pilleau
Tycho and Bo

Tycho and Bo
Bo, Victorious over Paul

Bo, Victorious over Paul
Hot July Day

Hot July Day
Hot July Day

Hot July Day
Garden Dog

Garden Dog
Hot July Day

Hot July Day
Hot July Day

Hot July Day
Decked by the Heat

Decked by the Heat
My Toy

My Toy
Same Toy, Still Mine

Same Toy, Still Mine
Ears Too Big To Fit In Frame

Ears Too Big To Fit In Frame
Down for the Count

Down for the Count
Sleepy Puppy

Sleepy Puppy
Pup and Paul, Comforted

Pup and Paul, Comforted
Too Comfortable

Too Comfortable
Flying Bo

Flying Bo
Bo in Bed

Bo in Bed
Beautiful Beau in the Backyard

Beautiful Beau in the Backyard
Bo the Poser

Bo the Poser
Squinting in the Sun

Squinting in the Sun
Christmas Dog

Christmas Dog
Profile

Profile
Bo in the Snow

Bo in the Snow
The Monster

The Monster
Beauteous Beau

Beauteous Beau
Agile Bo

Agile Bo
The Lapsang Soudog

The Lapsang Soudog
Intensity

Intensity
Bo Weaves!

Bo Weaves!
Rally Advanced

Rally Advanced
Bo the Papillon in Novice Obedience

Bo the Papillon in Novice Obedience
Bo hogs the chair at the UKC Obedience Trial

Bo hogs the chair at the UKC Obedience Trial
The White Tornado

The White Tornado
Flying Bo

Flying Bo
Bo and Ribbons and Crabs, Oh My!

Bo and Ribbons and Crabs, Oh My!
Bo competes in Obedience

Bo competes in Obedience
Bo with ribbons and prize

Bo with ribbons and prize

Go home! Good dog.


John Relph