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This is part of a series spotlighting All American Dogs competing in the national AKC Junior Agility Competition held on Dec. 14 in Orlando, FL, in conjunction with the AKC Agility Invitational. The competition is for youth 18 and under.



Call Name: Biscuit

Age: 7 years

Gender: Male

Jump Height: 16 inches

Junior Handler: Maria Griffin

Hometown: Poulsbo, WA



When Maria got Biscuit, she barely knew about agility. “He was a super-fast, super energetic puppy, and I thought, isn’t there a sport for this?” she said. Biscuit took to agility like a fish to water at times (he learned 12 weave poles in 14 days), and he struggled at times (it took him over a year to learn the teeter). In general, though, he loved the sport, and he still loves it, Maria said.

They entered their first agility competition when Biscuit was just 15 months old, and by his second competition, he was ready to win first place twice. He competed in the AKC National Agility Championship (NAC) 2018 in Reno, NV, and with three clear rounds, placed 22nd out of the 16 inch dogs. He’s also qualified for the AKC NAC 2019.

“Biscuit finally earned his Master Agility Championship (MACH) at age 4, and got his first QQ towards MACH2 the very next day. Biscuit is a joy to run. He communicates well and really gives it his all, even when I don’t communicate well in return. He’s content to sleep all day, but he’s just as happy to run agility 24/7.”