2006 AKC/USA Agility World Team Announcement

The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce the names of the handlers that will represent the...

The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce the names of the handlers that will represent the AKC and the United States at the Agility World Championships in Basel Switzerland on October 6, 7 & 8, 2006.

 

The Mini Dog Team

  • Melanie Del Villagio & Dara
    Shetland Sheepdog
    Team and Individual

  • Dee Anna Gamel & Kelsi
    Shetland Sheepdog
    Team

  • Barb Davis & Rock-It
    Shetland Sheepdog
    Individual

  • Barbara Bicksler & Sydney
    Shetland Sheepdog
    Team

 

The Medium Dog Team

  • Lori Michaels & Skye
    Shetland Sheepdog
    Team

  • Jennifer Crank & Guess
    Shetland Sheepdog
    Team and Individual

  • Karen Holik & Sizzle
    Shetland Sheepdog
    Individual

  • Jean Lavalley & Taz
    Shetland Sheepdog
    Team

 

The Large Dog Team

  • Linda Mecklenburg & Stellar
    Border Collie
    Team and Individual

  • Ann Braue & Spree
    Border Collie
    Team and Individual

  • Carrie Jones & Jive
    Border Collie
    Team and Individual

  • Marcus Topps & Juice
    Border Collie
    Individual

  • Gerry Brown & Sterling
    Border Collie
    Individual

 

The first 2 team members won their team spots at the AKC Agility World Team Tryouts, which was held on May 6, & 7, 2006. The 3rd, 4th & 5th team members respectively were chosen using a point system calculated from the dogs' scores at both the AKC Agility World Team Tryouts and the AKC National Agility Championship, which was held January 13, 14 & 15, 2006.

We are extremely excited to be sending such a high caliber team of dogs and handlers. All of these team members earned their way onto the team by being both fast and reliable, and we know they will represent the United States of America and the American Kennel Club to the best of their abilities.

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