Canine Partners Junior Handler Spotlight: Chloe Buck

Canine Partners Junior Handler Spotlight: Chloe Buck

The Road to Orlando: All-American Dogs at AKC Junior Agility Competition

The AKC Junior Agility Competition will be held Dec. 15 as part of the AKC Agility Invitational in Orlando, FL. Young people get the opportunity to compete with their dogs in a national setting. We will be spotlighting youth who are competing with All-American Dogs in the AKC Canine Partners program in weeks leading up the big events.

Name: Buck’s Everlasting Lace AX AXJ NF

Call Name: Lacey

Age: 8 years

Gender: Female

Jump Height Division: 12 inches

Junior Handler: Chloe Buck, age 16

Hometown: Palm Harbor, FL

Heidi Buck, Chloe’s mother, says: “Chloe and Lacey started agility training about 5 years ago when Chloe was 12. Lacey is an 8-year-old Bichon Frise & Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix. They train at Upper Suncoast Dog Training Club in Clearwater, FL and are now competing at the master level in AKC. Agility has bonded the two of them, and the sport keeps Chloe active. She is a junior in the International Baccalaureate program at her high school so she is very busy with her studies, is involved in several school clubs, and volunteering at a local hospital. When she was 14, she had spinal fusion surgery to correct a severe curvature of her spine. She is thinking about pursuing a medical career so that she can help others.”