From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: The American Kennel Club (AKC) is excited to announce that the AKC National Agility Championship will air on ESPN2. The two-hour competition will be televised on Wednesday, March 31,2021 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT. This broadcast comes on the heels of the three-year agreement the AKC and ESPN signed at the top of the year to give viewers a taste of the competitive world of dog sports.
This year’s AKC National Agility Championship will take place on March 26-March 28, 2021 at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex at Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The expo is an indoor, climate-controlled horse arena on dirt and has multiple rings set up for competition. After the pandemic canceled last year’s event, top agility canine athletes are eager to participate in this year’s event. Continue reading National Agility Championship is Coming Up!→
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.
A closely held secret! I can’t reveal the winners yet because it hasn’t been televised yet, and I don’t want to be a spoiler.
If you absolutely need your dog show fix, there are highlights available on AKC.TV and on the ESPN app. There are also features on rally, obedience, and (my favorite) agility available, as well as the All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes.
Otherwise, you’ll have to wait with the rest of us to see it in a three-hour special on ABC on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 2 p.m. ET, which I will be live-blogging. as usual.
The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is excited to announce the return of the wildly popular AKC Agility Premier Cup. The second annual event is set to take place on April 30, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN and will be judged by Dan Butcher of Portland, OR. Continue reading SECOND ANNUAL AKC AGILITY PREMIER CUP→
Irish Setter Ava – 36.42 clean
Beauceron Maya – 44.02 + 15
Irish Red & White Setter Cushla – 54.47 + 5
Dalmatian Mason – 43.41 + 20
Labrador Retriever Banshee – 51.54 + 5
Siberian Husky Lobo – 76.32 + 60 – Lobo had a lot of fun, stopping to sniff the roses along the way. He thought he might take some time out to see if there was a treat on the champions bench. This is why I love the 24-inch class.
Poodle Shambhu – 44.16 + 5
**Golden Retriever Punk – 36.05 clean
Belgian Tervuren Kira – 41.37 + 20
Border Collie Kaboom – 33.25 + 10
Miniature American Shepherd Loyal (Preferred class) – 46.99 clean
Rat Terrier Ferris B (Preferred class) – 42.44 clean
All American Dog Cameo (Preferred class) – 45.90 clean
Cocker Spaniel Joey – 44.26 clean
English Springer Spaniel Fern – 41.93 + 5
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Liberty – 36.88 + 10
Australian Shepherd Lira – 36.85 clean
Shetland Sheepdog Streak – 35.29 clean (I swear they were running the tape in fast forward through the weave poles!)
Shetland Sheepdog Boss – 35.22 + 5
Border Collie Pink (Defending class champion last two years) – 29.35 clean
And Pink takes the win!
2nd – Streak
3rd – Lira
4th – Boss
Coming up next: the 12-inch class
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