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Agility, Obedience and AKC Rally National Champions Crowned in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania at Companion Events Extravaganza

(Monday, March 31, 2014)

Eleven AKC® National Agility Champions, one National Obedience Champion and the first-ever AKC Rally® National Champion were crowned from a record entry of more than 2,000 purebred and mixed-breed dogs at the American Kennel Club® (AKC®) Companion Events Extravaganza, which took place this weekend in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

“The winners of these Championship events are truly the best in their sport in the country and we’re proud to celebrate the accomplishments of these talented dogs and dedicated handlers,” said Doug Ljungren, AKC Vice President of Sports and Events. “With the cheering crowds and the excitement generated by the thousands of entrants from around the country, the Companion Events Extravaganza was a huge success.”

For complete results and photo coverage, visit the Agility, Obedience and Rally pages on the AKC website.

AKC National Agility Championship

AKC National Agility Champions

Placing first in their height division (8", 12", 16", 20", 24” and 26" respectively) were:

  • 8” – MACH6 Wildfire Heavens To Betsy MXS2 MJC2 OF T2B (“Gigi”), a Papillon handled by Lisa Evans of Palm City, Florida
  • 12” – Jib's Just Happy To Be Here MX MXB MXJ MJB (“Bliss”), a Poodle handled by Cassandra Schmidt of Lees Summit, Missouri
  • 16” – MACH2 Mearle MXC MJG MXF MFB TQX T2B (“Mearle”), a Border Collie handled by Wayne Simon of New York, New York
  • 20” – MACH2 Hidden Valley Mynx MXG MJC MXF MFS TQX T2B6 CA (“Mynx”), a Border Collie handled by Robin Kletke of Woodinville, Washington
  • 24” – MACH3 Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy MXC MJC XF T2B JH CD CCA ADHF VCX (“Doc”), a Golden Retriever handled by Michelle Foster of Old Brookville, New York
  • 26” – MACH Top Gun's Building Up Steam MXB MJS MXF (“Pressure”), a Border Collie handled by James Bahr of Chicago, Illinois

AKC Preferred National Agility Champions

Placing first in their height divisions (4”, 8”, 12”, 16” and 20” respectively) were:

  • 4” – Raconteur Porteur Du Jaune BN RA PT HSAs OA NAJ MXP3 MXPB MJP3 MJPB NF XFP (“Porter”), a Cardigan Welsh Corgi handled by Merinda Tiffany of Lexington, Kentucky
  • 8” – NAC MACH11 PACH Strathspey Sapphire Rock-It MXS3 MJG3 MXP MJP2 MXF TQX (“Rock-It”), a Shetland Sheepdog handled by Barbara Davis of Newman Lake, Washington
  • 12” – PNAC MACH2 PACH2 Guided Tour MXS MJS MXP4 MXPB MJP5 MJPS PAX2 OF (“Tori”), a Border Collie handled by Beth Rogers of Glenview, Illinois
  • 16” – PNAC MACH3 PACH Brasstax Lyrical Skylar MXC MJG MXP4 MXPB MJP4 MJPB PAX MXF MFB TQX (“Skylar”), a Border Collie handled by Ann Zarr of Shawnee Mission, Kansas
  • 20” – PNAC PACH6 Oliver OA AXJ MXP16 MXPS2 MJP18 MJPG2 PAX6 (“Oliver”), a Border Collie handled by Ira Dauer of Howell, New Jersey

AKC National Obedience Championship

The 2014 AKC National Obedience Champion is:
OTCH Eastbrooke Blue Ridge Treasure UDX5 OM9 VER RE AX MXJ AXP AJP OF, a Shetland Sheepdog owned by Vicky Gillow of Christiansburg, Virginia

1st Runner-Up:
OTCH High Times Uncharted Waters UDX2 OM5 GN RA, a Golden Retriever owned by Kathleen J. Rasinowich-Platt of Papillion, Nebraska

2nd Runner-Up:
OTCH Goldenloch Makin' A Statement UDX11 OGM, a Golden Retriever owned by Gary J. Platt of Papillion, Nebraska

3rd Runner-Up:
OTCH Companion's He Reigns In Victory UDX8 OGM, a Border Collie owned by Victory Hulett and Renea Windley of Molino, Florida

AKC Rally® National Championship

The 2014 AKC Rally® National Champion (winner of the Rally Advanced Excellent Class) is: Hamilton's Mystic Lord Of The Dance CD BN GN RAE3 AX AXJ NAP XF CGC, a Border Collie owned by Lucy McCloskey of South Park, Pennsylvania

Rally Excellent: GCH CH Tacara's Sentient Seeker CD BN PCDX RE MX AXJ NF CA THD, a Belgian Tervuren owned by Nancy Brissette and Linda O'Hare Newsome of Sanford, Michigan

Rally Advanced: Sunchases Running The Red CDX BN RA OA OAJ CA, a Boxer owned by Tracy Hendrickson and Rhoda Goselin-Brouillette of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Rally Novice: Rhumbline's Once In A Blue Moon RN, a Labrador Retriever owned by Linda S. Brennan of Columbia, New Jersey