The winner in the 12-inch Master Agility competition was Keebler, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, who defended her title from last year. It’s especially amazing because she is recovering from being stepped on by one of the larger dogs at her house. Her time was 34.37 with no faults. And to think she almost wasn’t rescued – the shelter had to call her family at least three times and finally convinced them to foster the dog on a trial basis. They named her, so they had to keep her!
2nd place: Camber, a Papillon, with a time of 40 seconds and no faults.
3rd place: Dobby, an All American dog, with a time of 43.85 seconds and no faults.
4th place: Jett, a Schipperke, with a time of 47.29 seconds and no faults. Continue reading Westminster 2016: 12-inch Agility→
First place in the 2016 Master’s Agility, 16-inch class goes to Cruzer, a Sheltie, with a time of 36.26 seconds and no faults.
2nd place: Bolt, a Sheltie, 32 seconds and a 10-second fault, total score 42
3rd place: Hailey, an All-American dog, 42.11 seconds, no faults
4th place: Lilac, an Australian Shepherd, 33.19 seconds + a 10-second fault, total score 43.19 Continue reading Westminster 2016: 16-inch Agility→
The winner for Westminster 2016’s 8-inch agility contest is Wren, a Papillon, with a time of 33.37 seconds and no faults.
2nd place: Quill, a Parson Russell Terrier, 39.21 seconds
3rd place: Gracie, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, 43.47 seconds
4th place: Squish, a smooth-coat Chihuahua, 40.36 seconds + a 5-second fault for a total time of 45.36 seconds Continue reading Westminster 2016: 8-inch Agility→
Holster, the Australian Shepherd, takes the 20-inch agility class with a time of 35.10 and no faults!
Winning hearts and minds, if not the competition, was Shazam, the Border Collie who stood up on his hind feet to indicate his readiness to start.
Placing in the competition were:
Rusty, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, with a time of 39.68;
Bacco, a Portuguese Water Dog, with a time of 42.45;
Gitchi, a Golden Retriever, with a time of 32.53, with a 10-second fault, leading to a total score of 42.53.
Next up: the 8-inch class. Gotta love these ankle-biters! The jumps are barely off the ground.
(Please note: I don’t have access to pictures of the actual dogs, so I am supplying stock photos to represent the winning breeds.)
Congratulations to Roo! for winning the All American Trophy, and to Kelso for winning the Grand Championship in Masters Agility.
Some closing thoughts:
The evening show was great, but I would ask Westminster to give some thought to live streaming some of the day-time events. This is an exciting sport, and it’s so much fun to watch. I would have loved to have seen some of the earlier competition. Some of the dogs were showing the effects of a very long day during tonight’s competition, so it would have been nice to see them when they were fresher.
There was a little bit of confusion at the end, as the judges were awarding the trophies, but other than that, this was a great show. Congratulations to the folks at the Westminster Kennel Club for allowing mixed breed dogs to enter, and for putting on a very nice inaugural event!
Ace / Cocker: Went to jump 10 before jump 9 and missed a weave pole, then almost refused a jump, but went right to the cameraman for his close-up at the end! Too cute! This dog did get a little bit of a break on jump heights due to being in a preferred class (what we would normally call a senior citizen if we weren’t so politically correct). Continue reading 16-inch dogs: Westminster Agility→