Champions crowned at the 2022 AKC National Agility Championship – American Kennel Club

More than 1,300 dogs competed in the 2022 AKC National Agility Championship in Ocala, Fla. April 1-3 in hopes of winning Best Agility Dog awards. However, few have been crowned National Agility Champions.

Champions were announced in each of the six height classes (8″, 12″, 16″, 20″, 24″ and 24C″ respectively).

8″ agility champion

Lark the papillon

Nickname: lark

Registered name: NAC MACH4 Aerilees Songbird MXC PAD MJB2 PJD DCAT

Breed: papillon

Handler: Betsy Lynch

Out of: Delaware, OH

Age: 5

Time: 37.91 seconds

12″ agility champion

Rio the Shetland Sheepdog

Nickname: Rio

Registered name: MACH scene thief Shak-A New World MXS MJB

Breed: Shetland Sheepdog

Handler: Jennifer crank

Out of: Fairborn, OH

Age: 6

Time: 35.77 seconds

16″ agility champion

Little Sparkle the Border Collie

Nickname: Little Sparkle

Registered name: MACH Rivals spark in my heart at Livewire MXB MJB DS

Breed: border collie

Handler: Tawni millet

Out of: Christiana, TN

Age: 7

Time: 33.57 seconds

20″ agility champion

Hallelujah the Border Collie

Nickname: Hallelujah

Registered name: NAC Pride Creek is now talking about MX MXJ MJB

Breed: border collie

Handler: Jessica Ajoux

Out of: Wyncote, Pennsylvania

Age: 5

Time: 31.56 seconds

24″ agility champion

Kaboom the border collie

Nickname: Kaboom

Registered name: NAC GCH CH MACH5 PACH Shorelands Explosion On The Darkside CD BN MXS2 PAD MJS2 PJD MXP3 MXPB MJP3 MJPB PAX XF T2B DJ

Breed: border collie

Handler: Amber McCune

Out of: Bedford, New Hampshire

Age: 8th

Time: 37.44 seconds

24C” Agility Champion

Skip the border collie

Nickname: truants

Registered name: MACH On Target is not too late! MXB MJB XF T2B

Breed: border collie

Handler: Cynthia Hornor

Out of: Ellicott City, Md

Age: 5

Time: 34.23 seconds

Preferred Winners

  • 04″ – “Fortune” GCH CH MACH3 PACH3 Starstruck Predict My Future MXG MJG MXP9 MXPG MJP9 MJPG PAX3 BCAT, (Papillon) managed by Andrea Samuels
  • 08″ – “Pixel” MACH3 Sheza Mega Pixel MXG MJC PJD MXP MJP XF T2B, (Miniature American Shepherd) handled by Ami Sheffield
  • 12″ – “Déjà Vu” MACH2 De Ja Vu MXS MJG MXP MJP XF, (Border Collie) handled by Brenda Kelly of Flower Mound, TX
  • 16″ – “Verb” MACH On Target’s A Little Less Talk MXS MJB MXP MJP OF, (Border Collie) handled by Perry DeWitt of Wyncote, PA
  • 20″ – “River” AGCH MACH6 PACH Glenhighlands Raging River MXB2 PAD MJS2 MXP4 MXPB PADP MJP3 MJPB PJDP PAX MFG TQX OFP T2B3 T2BP CA BCAT RATO, (Border Collie) known as River, handled by Jeanie Burton of Warrington, PA

More information on the preferred winners can be found here.

want more?

Watch the regular finals on ESPN2 on April 17 at 12:00 p.m. ET and learn more about the oldest dog to compete this year.

Start with agility

Any breed – including mixed breeds – can compete in agility. The first step is to make sure your dog is registered. Mixed breeds can register as canine partners.

A good first step is to work on your ACT title. The Agility Course Test (ACT) is an entry-level agility event designed to introduce and welcome novice dogs and their handlers to the sport of AKC agility. Any dog ​​over the age of 15 months can take part and the title can now be won virtually.

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