Agility Gives Rescue Pup Much-Needed Confidence
MACH Jaxs MXB MJS MXF owned by Elaine Rinicker of Lutz, FL Jaxs was twice given up to rescue before 5 months of age. Then Elaine adopted him at 6 months of age from Rocket Angels Italian Greyhound Rescue, where they thought he was an Italian Greyhound/Basenji mix.  “He was very shy and anxious about everything […] | April 24, 2017
Chance Meeting with Rescue Pup Leads to Agility Partnership
MACH Dixie Belle Black MXB MJS owned by Jennifer Sumpter – Algonquin, IL Shortly after losing her beloved dog of 14 years, Jennifer decided to adopt a dog from a local rescue. During a meet and greet arranged by the rescue, Jennifer was unsure of her decision to adopt due to the feeling of not bonding with […] | April 20, 2017
Pup Found on Highway Now Winning Rally Honors
Waltzing Matilda RAE CGCA CGCU owned by Jill Lindsay of Bismarck, ND Tillie is a Border Collie mix who was found in a cardboard box along a North Dakota highway in 2009 and was rescued with the other members of her litter. After finishing an obedience class at a pet supply store with her other […] | April 19, 2017
Older Dogs Can Learn New Tricks – Meet Coco!
Miss Coco Rochelle CDX PCDX BN GN RAE THDN CGC owned by Jean Schaardt of Manahawkin, NJ Coco had a hard road in life, but is proof you can teach an old dog new tricks.  She spent the first seven years of her life in a Tennessee kennel and then was turned into a shelter, […] | April 14, 2017
Therapy Dog Inspires Amputees After Losing Leg
Griff THDD CGC owned by Karen Scott of Versailles, KY Originally, Griff’s future was set to compete in agility. However, early in his puppyhood, Griff showed symptoms of shoulder trouble in his right leg. After learning that agility was out of question for Griff, a new job was needed for his future. “Work as a […] | April 13, 2017
Congrats to All-Americans Prevailing at National Events
Congratulations to AKC Canine Partners dogs who had some big wins in 2017 national events. AKC National Agility Championship – Congratulations to Quicksilver Cherry On Top MX MXJ OF (Sundae) & Angie Benacquisto of Ortonville, MI, for winning the 12-inch Championship and to MACH9 PACH2 Logan Lake Hope MXC2 MJG3 MXP3 MXPB MJP3 MJPB PAX2 […] | April 11, 2017
Once Stray Living on Trash, Lucky Cricket Now Winning Rally Honors
Lucky Cricket RAE CD OA OAJ owned by Beth Jansen by Albuquerque, NM Cricket joined Beth’s family in 2013 after she was found living in a trailer park with another dog, surviving on trash. Some good samaritans noticed the dogs and contacted a rescue group, who placed the dogs in foster care. When Cricket arrived […] | April 2, 2017
Rescue Pup Wins Fight with Parvo & Prevails to Agility Championship
MACH Cobber CGC MJS MXB XF was once an abandoned puppy who was nearly euthanized after becoming ill with parvo. But Kirsten Swenson of Columbus, OH, and her veterinarian sister had other ideas. They saved Cobber, who is not only Kirsten’s best friend, but also has become an AKC Master Agility Champion. Kirsten tells their […] | February 15, 2017
Sold for Drug Money as Pup, Ally Gains Great Home & Rally Career
Ally RAE CGC owned by Viki Smartt of Knoxville, TN In 2010, a friend of Viki’s spotted an addict trying to sell a young puppy on a street corner and immediately knew he had to help. The friend offered the man $4 as that was all he had in his wallet at the time. It […] | February 7, 2017
4-H Volunteering Inspires Dad to Start Agility with his Dog
PACH Ellie Ferdinand MJP 4 MJPB PAX MFP owned by George Ferdinand of Yelm, WA George became interested in agility before he got Ellie. His daughter was in the Thurston County Dog 4-H program with her Pug, Max, and George started volunteering with the youth group. “After helping the kids with training, I became hooked. […] | February 2, 2017

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