AGCH MACH2 Rosie La Bella MXC PDS MJC PJS MFG TQX T2B5 owned by Leslie Lava of Tiburon, CA
Leslie found 6-week-old Lab mix Rosie at the Sonoma Humane Society in 2012. Three years later, Rosie began her agility career, earning her MACH in January 2019 and her MACH 2 in January 2020. She was well on her way to earning the prestigious AGCH title when Covid-19 shut down California in March 2020. Immediately, seven trials that Team Rosie had entered were cancelled.
They continued to practice, and trials re-opened slowly in the fall with all Covid precautions in place. “Rosie took masks and social distancing in stride. She focused on getting the job done,” Leslie said.
Rosie finished her AGCH title on Nov. 29, 2020, at the Sacramento Dog Training Club trial.
Rosie has also been a therapy dog, caught opening pitches at minor league baseball games, and perfected her high-flying-mid-air-ball-snatching act.
“Sincere thanks to AKC for their Canine Partners program which provides fabulous agility venues for Rosie to showcase her exceptional talent, drive and mental toughness,” Leslie said. “There is no one I would rather have on my team in life or on the agility start line than Rosie.”