Je suis Mia
February 13, 2017 9:44 PM   Subscribe

Mia the beagle takes on the Westminster Agility course

...with the panache that only a beagle can muster, breaking the course record* by finishing in 66.24 seconds (82.24 with faults). The video tells her tail.

*Not that record, the other one on the other end of the scale.
posted by jamaro (26 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
 
What a pup!!! Her "girl plz" moment where she looks directly into the camera was A+
posted by Hermione Granger at 9:54 PM on February 13, 2017 [3 favorites]


Don't be a beagle, pfft. More like Be the Beagle.
posted by longdaysjourney at 10:21 PM on February 13, 2017 [7 favorites]


Charles Schulz would definitely approve.
posted by dersins at 10:23 PM on February 13, 2017 [1 favorite]


Oh, she did fine.
posted by Going To Maine at 10:24 PM on February 13, 2017


Who's a good girl? Who's a good girl? Mia's a good girl.
posted by Lil Bit of Pepper at 10:39 PM on February 13, 2017 [3 favorites]


You go, girl. What a good girl.
posted by sockermom at 10:49 PM on February 13, 2017


"Wait what's everyone laughing at? OH YEAH OBSTACLE COURSE"
posted by not_on_display at 11:38 PM on February 13, 2017 [2 favorites]


There's some quality videos in the previous discussion of dog agility, including a blur called Puzzle, a slightly slower Mastiff and a husky who just wants to play.
posted by Stark at 12:17 AM on February 14, 2017 [14 favorites]


Meanwhile, Fenton. (remastered)
posted by sebastienbailard at 12:52 AM on February 14, 2017 [13 favorites]


That is a good dog.
posted by From Bklyn at 1:16 AM on February 14, 2017 [4 favorites]


How about a Golden vs. an obedience course?
posted by cheshyre at 4:10 AM on February 14, 2017 [6 favorites]


A fine product of Will Ferrell's Amazing Canine Training Course.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 5:07 AM on February 14, 2017 [2 favorites]


The fun!
posted by allthinky at 5:28 AM on February 14, 2017


She's a good dog, Brent.

(For real, she actually did much better than I was expecting, given how distracting the audience must be. What a good dog! I would like to rub her belly, and then I would like to watch a sports anime about dog agility.)
posted by Stacey at 5:53 AM on February 14, 2017 [7 favorites]


So cute! And also quite good in the grand scheme of things. I went to a regional competition a few years ago, and there were some dogs that got lost for minutes at a time. As a cuteness factor, they also adjusted the height of the poles for the height of the dogs. For a papillon, they just put the poles on the ground for it to daintily step over.
posted by pangolin party at 6:06 AM on February 14, 2017 [3 favorites]


Beagles are the best dogs. I miss ours.

(BTW, the fix is in to give BiS to last year's runner-up, the German Shepherd)
posted by Thorzdad at 6:17 AM on February 14, 2017 [1 favorite]


I can't imagine either of our beagles ever paying attention long enough to complete even one or two obstacles.
posted by COD at 6:31 AM on February 14, 2017


For real, she actually did much better than I was expecting

Well, ok, she didn't keep up with the border collies, but who does? And she made it all the way. Compare with the kind of chaos you'll find on YouTube: Crufts, World Championship. There's a lot more...
posted by effbot at 6:34 AM on February 14, 2017


This was really fun. Thanks!
posted by james33 at 6:41 AM on February 14, 2017


We love watching dog agility because no matter what happens, the dogs are always so happy.

"Don't be a beagle, don't be a beagle," has got to be the best sports commentary I've ever heard.
posted by Orlop at 6:50 AM on February 14, 2017 [15 favorites]


The best part of these posts is all the videos people add in comments.
posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit at 7:15 AM on February 14, 2017 [3 favorites]


H*cking awesome. 12/10, would give trophy.
posted by dnash at 7:59 AM on February 14, 2017 [3 favorites]


Hey, article writer, she's not old; she's just the right age for a beagle to focus on any one task except, maybe chasing rabbit.
posted by mightshould at 8:04 AM on February 14, 2017 [1 favorite]


I like the part where she stops and looks dead into the crowd, like, "What. Do I amuse you?"
posted by praemunire at 8:06 AM on February 14, 2017 [1 favorite]


The best part of these posts is all the videos people add in comments.
posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit at 10:15 AM on February 14 [2 favorites −] Favorite added! [!]

Eponysterical!
posted by DigDoug at 12:05 PM on February 14, 2017 [2 favorites]




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