June 24, 1997
Ch. Ragtime Maximum Overdrive, FCh, FDCH, EAC, O-EJC,
O-ECC, S-TN-E, WV-N, TG-O, RV-O, JS-N, JV-O, GS-O, GV-E, AD,
AR, JM, VMADC, MSDC,
MJDC, MTRDC, AGN, NA, NAJ, CGC, TT
Lifetime Point Award
#2 Whippet in Canada 2000 (AAC)
#4 Whippet in Canada 2002
and 2003 (AAC)
2003 AAC National
#1 Whippet in
Canada 2004 (AAC)
2004 USDAA Performance National Standard Qualifier
2007 USDAA Performance Versatility Pairs Qualifier
2007 USDAA Performance National Standard Qualifier
Max is our second whippet. We picked Max when he was 11 hours old. We somehow knew that
He's our Max!. And he is...he's an absolute joy! He is cute, smart, keen, confident, bold, curious, and super-friendly.
Max is everything we expected him to be and so much more! He finished his Field Champion title quickly and with placements. He's extremely keen and focused on the lure (ok, it's more like really loud and spitting focused!). Max is our first show dog (which I suppose implies...not our last!). He loved playing "show dog". He'll still stand stacked forever! He also fell in love with flyball. And has a great time at agility. He and Sandy are a great working team and they get better and better all the time. He has yet to try tracking...but he probably will love that too...although there isn’t much of an audience at that…
He’s a boy with lots o’ attitude. He loves learning. He is always willing to try new things and work through problems. Training is just plain fun all the time. So far, he really loves heel position and playing all those obedience games. He has most of his formal retrieve and just loves doing EVERYTHING. He does have a really hilarious frustration point...work through it laughing...and he’s got it down.
Max’s whole litter is phenomenal. All are conformation champions...one also an Altered Champion. Almost all are Field Champions...or really close with all having major placements...one has her FCHX...and quite a few are onto their FCHX! Many are active in flyball, agility and obedience. Bonnie and Jim Goebel at Ragtime Whippets were Pedigree Whippet Breeders of the year 1999. Definitely well deserved recognition.
There are so many reasons to love Max. He wiggles and wags. He loves everybody and everything. His enthusiasm is positively infectious. He loves to play. He's a fanatic at retrieving tennis balls, the cool kong and his Frisbee...well, pretty much anything. He’s great at tracking (balls, Frisbees, sticks and hiding peoples). He loves "just running"...in the woods, for a ball, and the Frisbee... the Kong...or just to have a good run. But still making time to wiggle on everybody in-between. Max is pretty much all about the big love! He gives awesome hugs and always has to have his head somewhere on you when he's sleeping. And he's always ready to play! Max does everything with so much joy and with his whole being...it just puts a smile on your face.
Max is an awesome all around companion and competition partner. He is always willing and very able. His enthusiasm is never-ending. He's always willing to learn something new and try his best.
Sandy and Max
at the start line...what it's all about.
Full Name: Ragtime Maximum Overdrive
Call Name: Max
Nicknames: Jiggy Max, Wiggle Max, Mickey Max
June 24, 1997
Color: Red Brindle
Breeders: Jim and Bonnie Goebel, Ragtime Whippets
Sire: Ch. Ragtime Autumn Daze, Can/Am FCh.
Dam: Can/Am Ch. Whimsy’s Amazing Grace, JC
Favorite games: heeling and stacking for the show ring...go figure????
Favorite Treat: hmm...does he have to pick just one?
Favorite toy: If he had to pick just one to be left on a desert island with...it would definitely be a tennis ball...frisbee comes in at a close second.
Favorite food: Chicken and eggs (kind of like green eggs and ham...but not green...and not ham...)
Best trick: SPEAK...you have to hear it to believe it...
Next best trick: little tiny kisses
Best Flyball Time: 4.8 seconds
Favorite agility venue:
When he's not wagging or fetching or having some sort of fun...he usually tucks himself in...way under the covers...with at least 4 tennis balls and a little stuffed toy that he "grooms"...Max has to rest his head somewhere on you when he's sleeping. He also gives the best hugs
and the best tiny little kisses.
photo by Matt
Photo by Joe