Levi was a confident and enthusiastic pup who loved zooming around the garden on even the wettest and muddiest of days. An 'awesome' day for him was racing his littermates over the bridges in the garden, around the trees and doing a very good impression of a steeplechaser over any logs. The wetter and muddier, the better. He loved being a muddy little urchin. Proof -->
Levi started his trial career with Angie. He ran his first trial as a 12 month old in a couple of local novice trials, winning one and finishing 2nd in the other. Unbeknowst to us at the time, this novice win made him ineligible to run in the South Wales nursery trials. Lesson learned!
It wasn't until the European Nursery Championship that Levi ran his first nursery trial and was a very green, very inexperienced 18 month old.
Incredibly, Levi won the second qualifying trial at ENC earning himself his first medal, and finished first overall in qualifying (aggregate). This was an amazing accomplishment for one so young and with so little trial experience. The final didn't quite go to plan but a 9th place finish overall was still impressive and a huge surprise.
A month after running at the European Nursery Champs, Levi won his first open trial with Kelvin at the helm and not long afterwards came his second open win, this time handled by Angie. Levi is a very adaptable dog and can work equally well for both of us. However, as the season progressed Levi became 'Kelvin's dog' as Kelvin was in need of a second dog.
Later in the year, Levi won his first Open South Wales style trial, won one of the qualifying trials for the South Wales Association Open, and had his first attempt at a Double Fetch trial finishing 4th. A good start.