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The Road to Orlando

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 up to 18 years of age.


Name: The Pumpkin King RN TKN

Call Name: Jack

Age: 5

Gender: Male

Jump Height: 16 inches

Junior Handler: Jacob Zettel, 17

Hometown: Wilmore, KY


Jack (The Pumpkin King) is a 5-year-old All-American Dog that Jacob has trained since he was a new puppy. He came to agility fairly late in his training, at almost 3 years old, mainly because he was having so much difficulty in obedience. He wouldn’t sit still! Almost immediately after beginning agility, Jack changed, becoming a happier dog willing to do whatever Jacob asked.

Jack loves doing agility, obedience, rally, tricks, and pretty much anything else Jacob asks him to do. He has shown in 4H and AKC for five years and is looking forward to Nationals, their last AKC Juniors event together. The Juniors program is for youth up to 18 years of age – so Jacob will be eligible to compete as an adult when he turns 18. They will compete in Agility and Obedience at this year’s Nationals.