Sedona Red Rockets
Powerlaunch Penny
(Penny Young of C Bar G, Onyx, TF-III, O-NAC, TG-N, TN-N, JHD, CGC*)

2009 Region 6 MVP
NAFA's #1-ranked Entlebucher Mountain Dog

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Penny at the Box
Racer Profiles

Penny's total NAFA points:

Penny's total U-Fli points: 2,410

Penny's fastest recorded NAFA time: 4.16 seconds

Penny may be a little Entlebucher Mountain Dog, but she's was a fast and furious racer – a real turnabout from when she came into the Madars' home at age 18 months. At that time, she was untrained and afraid of many new objects and people. She took to flyball like a duck takes to water, and began competing after just a few lessons. In February 2002, Penny and her housemate Lucky became the first two Entlebuchers to win flyball titles. Penny is the highest flyball point-earning Entlebucher. Although Penny earned titles in agility and herding, and she demonstrated high drive in both of those sports, her strongest passion was for flyball!

In 2009, Penny was a key part of our Multibreed Championship team, and she earned the NAFA MVP award for Region 6. Unfortunately she lost her battle against cataracts and glaucoma, and went completely blind in late summer. Penny is still an active and cheerful greeter at Sedona Charter School, but she is sorely missed in the racing lanes.

Click for more shots of the start line!
Even though she was tiny, Penny had the stamina and grit to run start for many years. Click the photo above for more start line shots.
Penny stretches for the jump!
Click here for Penny's other sports
Penny loved agility, too! Click the photo above for her other sports photos
Click here for photos of Penny's boxwork.
The box turn requires constant practice; click above for more box photos.

* Titles decoded: Onyx = Flbyall Onyx Award, a NAFA title; TF-III = Top Flight Level 3, a U-FLI flyball title;
North American Dog Agility Council (NADAC) titles:O-NAC = Outstanding Novice Regular Agility Certificate, TG-N,=Novice TouchNGo, TN-N=Novice Tunnelers; JHD = Junior Herding Dog (an American Herding Breeds Association title); and CGC = Canine Good Citizen, a good manners and behavior certificate from the American Kennel Club

This page last updated January 24, 2010