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This is part of a series of profiles on the six top mixed-breed dogs that received the invitations to compete in the 2018 AKC Agility Invitational. The annual event takes place Dec. 14-16 in Orlando, FL, in conjunction with the AKC/Royal Canin National Championship and the AKC Obedience Classic.


Name: MACH6 Olive Hawkins MXS2 MJG2 XF T2B5 CGC

Call Name: Olive

Age: 8 years

Gender: Female

Jump Height: 16-inches

Owner: Stefanie Hawkins

Hometown: Florence, KY


Stefanie and her husband, Craig Hawkins, adopted Olive from a shelter in Bozeman, MT, in 2010. Because Craig is in the Army, they move around the country often. Olive had a lot of energy, so they took basic training classes and got into agility. Stefanie and Olive trained in Miami, FL, for two years before their first agility trial in 2014. In the summer of 2015, the family moved to northern Kentucky and now compete in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. Olive loves agility and Stefanie practices with her when they can at home in the yard, but they don’t take formal agility classes. “It has been fun for us to do agility in lots of different states,” Stefanie said.