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In the hurdle race event Saturday at the Buckingham Blitz terrier trials near Raymond, Lady Bug has the edge on Dian in the under-12.5 inches, veteran class. Lady Bug is owned by former Edina residents Charley and Jane Henrich, now of Charleston, S.C. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)

Doggone fun: Local dog trials are showcase for terrier enthusiasm


RAYMOND — The three Jack Russell terriers strained at their leashes as they waited their turn Sunday afternoon to run the lure course at the Buckingham Blitz.

At the signal, Mistral, the first dog to run the course, was off like a shot, chasing a mechanized lure that led her down the grassy field, around the turn at the far end and back to her waiting owner, all in little more than 15 seconds.

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Anne Polta

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