The 2020 AKC Agility Invitational took place December 12-13, 2020 in Orlando, FL in conjunction with the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin, demonstrating the highest level of training and teamwork between dog and handler. The top five dogs in each breed received an invitation to compete in this prestigious event. In addition, the agility competition for junior handlers was held for the tenth year.
Coverage of agility is available at AKC.tv.
Five agility dogs and their owners – one dog/handler team in each of the five height categories – were crowned as the 2020 winners of the AKC Agility Invitational, which brought together 608 dogs from across the country.
Placing first in their height division (8″, 12″, 16″, 20″ and 24″ respectively) were:
8″ – AGCH MACH16 Croswynd Making Mavericks MXB5 PDS MJB5 PJG MFC TQX T2B5 CA THDN CGC TKP (Maverick), a Pembroke Welsh Corgi handled by Sally Slade of Grand Blanc, MI
12″ – CH AGCH MACH13 Eaglehill Right On Tyme CDX BN GN RM RAE MXC3 PDG MJG4 PJC MFB2 TQX T2B7 CGC TKA (Ty), a Poodle handled by Cathi Winkles of Bloomfield Hills, MI
16″ – CH MACH3 Top Shelf’s Joyful Lee JH MXC PAD MJB2 PJD MFS TQX T2B3 (Joyful), a Brittany handled by Andrea Lee of Syracuse, NY
20″ – MACH3 Cedarwood’s Dedicated To The Craft MXB2 MJC MXF T2B CGC TKI (Sculpin), a Australian Shepherd handled by Chris Brewer of Caseyville, IL
24″ – MACH Cogshalls Wylie Rake Of Lanruvi MXS MJS (Rake), a Whippet handled by Jennifer Smith of Milwaukee, WI
AKC Juniors Agility Competition
Juniors who participated in the AKC Juniors Agility Competition competed in either the Junior Excellent or Superior Classes, depending on whether they had achieved an agility title.
Placing first in their height division (8″, 12″, 16″, 20″ and 24″ respectively) in the Junior Excellent class were:
• 8”- Kayangee Winner Takes All AX AXJ NF (Coconut), a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel handled by Carly Kreiser
• 12”- Rockstar It’s A Wonderful Life MX MXJ XF (Zuzu), a Shetland Sheepdog handled by Kaylee Cundiff
• 16”- Burning Gold MX MXJ MJB (Grin), a Border Collie handled by Allison Hill
• 20”- Zonkers Brewing Up A Party CDX BN RM2 RAE2 MX MXJ MJB NAP NJP MFB CGC TKA (Java), a Golden Retriever handled by David Frasca
• 24”- Rowe Just Turnin (JT), a Australian Shepherd handled by Sterling Wanninger
Placing first in their height division (8”, 12”, 16″, 20” and 24″ respectively) in the Junior Superior class were:
• 8”- WHF Little Bitty Hazelnut NAJ CGC TKI (Hazel), a Miniature American Shepherd handled by Sarah Ford
• 12”- Schnepp’s Lil Red Hot Lava (Denali), a Miniature American Shepherd handled by Sarah Ford
• 16”- MACH2 Pyc G2 Squid MXC MJC MFS TQX T2B2 (Squid), a Border Collie handled by Colbie Foster
• 20”- AGCH MACH10 Sunlight Brace Yourself G2 MXS3 PDS MJB3 PJS MFG TQX T2B5 (Toad), a Border Collie handled by Colbie Foster
• 24”- RACH Bentlee Sawhney CD BN RM3 RAE3 MXP MJP XFP CGCA TKI (Bentlee), a Golden Retriever handled by Jada Sawhney
And now you’re caught up on all the news out of Orlando!
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!