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This is part of a series of profiles on the All American Dogs entered in the 2019 AKC Obedience Classic. There will be competition at every level of obedience: Novice, Open, Utility and Masters for dogs that qualified for the event. The annual event takes place Dec. 14-15 in Orlando, FL, in conjunction with the AKC/Royal Canin National Championship and the AKC Agility Invitational.


Name: MACH3 Shani Of Ingleside UD BN RN MXG MJB2 PJD MXF T2B2 TKI

Call Name: Shani

Age: 7 years

Gender: Female

Obedience Classic Class: Utility

Owner: Valerie Dietz

Hometown: O’Fallon, IL


Val says of Shani: “7-year-old Shani is going to the AKC Classic to compete in Utility! She is my first obedience dog, and her eagerness to engage with me makes my part of learning new activities so much easier. She earned her CDX several years ago. I thought we were going to end her obedience career with that but later decided to try Utility because she is so willing and quick to learn new skills. She is also a very fun partner in agility where she has earned MACH3. We started a new journey in rally this year, and she is doing great. Shani is an active girl; she is very affectionate but also very ready for any adventure and up for any challenge.”