This is part of a series of profiles on the top six mixed-breed dogs that received invitations to compete in the 2019 AKC Agility Invitational. The annual event takes place Dec. 13-15 in Orlando, FL, in conjunction with the AKC/Royal Canin National Championship and the AKC Obedience Classic.
Name: MACH13 Donaldson’s Daisy MXS4 MJB5 OF
Call Name: Daisy
Age: 9 years
Jump Height: 8 inches
Owner: Laura J. Donaldson
Hometown: Elk Grove Village, IL
Laura says of Daisy: “Daisy is a Boston Terrier/Chihuahua mix who came into my life very unexpectedly. She was a young and very frightened dog in desperate need of socialization and confidence. I turned to agility in the hope that being around so many people and dogs would desensitize her and ease her fears. She took to agility immediately, and it soon became evident that she loved it. It took her a while to get used to all the people, but the friends I have made through agility have been a great help. On occasion, she still won’t trust a judge or two, but she has undergone quite a transformation; I think I have as well! Daisy is my first agility dog, and we have enjoyed learning and growing together. We have had a wonderful journey over the past ten years. We have learned and grown together, experienced so much, and enjoyed each and every step of the way. She is an absolute joy.”