Cute Corky is Always Ready to Learn a New Trick
PACH Corky RE MXP4 MXP3 MJP3 MJPB PAX owned by Carol Clay of Rio Rancho, NM Corky is Carol’s first agility dog and first agility champion.  She adopted Corky from a rescue group in 2008 and began the agility journey in 2010. They had just started to compete when AKC began the AKC Canine Partners […] | September 30, 2016
Pup Given Away in Parking Lot Now Agility Champ
MACH Jillie of Gorman Avenue owned by Lisa Putnam of St. Paul, MN Jillie had humble beginnings. A good Samaritan rescued her and her three littermates as young puppies from a person who was giving them away from a trunk of a car. He brought them to an animal humane society shelter, where Lisa spotted […] | September 28, 2016
11-Year-Old Former Shelter Dog Achieves Agility Championship
Siren is an 11 1/2 year old mixed breed that Kelly McFaul-Solem rescued in 2005 from a shelter in Minnesota. “It was definitely love at first sight,” she said. “She was very skittish and afraid of new situations when we brought her into our lives. Agility has helped her blossom into the sweet, athletic dog she […] | September 23, 2016
Memorial to Special Service Dog & Agility Star
Magy AX AXJ THD and her owner Mike Penketh of Vacaville, CA, were an amazing team. Magy was trained by Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) to be Mike’s assistance dog, a very important role for any dog. But Mike & Magy took it further. Together, the two worked with Touch of Understanding to help children […] | September 21, 2016
Pup Abandoned in Warehouse Gains Confidence Through Agility
Stella was found as a puppy in a warehouse, and I adopted her at 4 months of age from a rescue group that advertised her as a Border Collie-terrier mix.  Stella didn’t act like a terrier and kept growing, and growing. A DNA test indicated that she is 25% Great Pyrenees, 25% Old English Sheepdog, 25% […] | September 8, 2016
Pup Thrown in Dumpster Overcomes Odds to Become Agility Competitor
Dogs have always found me in the past. A few years ago, I lost two senior dogs within 6 months of each other, and my husband took a job that was going to put him on the road. I knew I’d go crazy being in the house by myself so I decided it was time […] | September 2, 2016
13-Year-Old Uggie Has Earned 200-plus Titles & Still Going Strong
PACH Uggie Bug Jones CDX RAE AX AXJ MXP6 MXPS MJP6 MJPS PAX2 OF MFP T2BP2, aka Uggie, was discovered as a tiny puppy, freezing starving, and hiding in the yard of Shannon Jones of Cary, NC. Shannon had no intentions of keeping the pup – she just wanted to get her healthy and find […] | September 1, 2016
“Pocket Setter” Still Running Great at 10 Years
Spotacular Lil Jazz Hands MXP2 MXP MJP4 MJPB CGC, also known as Sammie, is one-half of a great agility team with his owner Sue Thompson of Raleigh,  NC. At 10 years old, Sammie is running better than ever and closing in on the AKC Preferred Agility Championship through the AKC Canine Partners program. Sue tells us […] | September 1, 2016
Former Street Dog Now Happy, Healthy & Loving Agility
Rio OAP OJP, owned by Richard & Susan McMickle of Fuquay-Varina, NC, was a street dog, picked up and taken to the shelter, where the McMickles adopted her. Today, she is happy & is competing at the Excellent level of AKC Agility through the AKC Canine Partners program. Susan tells her story: Rio is a […] | August 31, 2016
Teen & Her Bossy Terrier Mix Achieve Agility Championship
Hannah Naiburg of Milford, CT, was just 10 years old when she helped her family select Molly from a shelter. The little terrier mix and Hannah started doing agility in their backyard. Nine years later, MACH Hannah’s Molly MXB MJB is an AKC Master Agility Champion, and the team has had many national successes. Hannah […] | August 26, 2016

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