This is part of a series spotlighting All American Dogs competing in the national AKC Junior Agility Competition held on Dec. 13 in Orlando, FL, in conjunction with the AKC/Royal Canin National Championship, AKC Agility Invitational, and AKC Obedience Classic.
Name: Alyssa’s Blue Jeaned Wrangler RE OA NAJ CGC TKA
Call Name: Wrangler
Age: 4 years
Jump Height: 20 inches
Junior Handler: Alyssa Lanier
Hometown: Ocklawaha, FL
Alyssa was introduced to showing dogs through 4H. When she was 8, she trained her All American dog Wrangler, then 2 years old, for the local fair. They competed in obedience, rally and agility and won all their classes.
At age 10, Alyssa’s trainer encouraged her to try an AKC Rally trial. They earned their Novice title the same weekend. They quickly flew through the levels of Rally and are working towards their RAE and Masters title.
In November 2019, they gave obedience a try, earning their Beginner Novice title and first qualifying leg in Novice in four days.
In October 2018, they made their debut in an AKC Agility trial, qualifying both days. In a little less than a year, they earned their Open Standard and Open Jumpers with Weaves titles.