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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 up to 18 years of age.


Name: Mischiefs Managed NAP NJP OAP

Call Name: Bandit

Age: 8 years

Gender: Male

Jump Height: 16 inches

Junior Handler: Kate Fitzpatrick

Hometown: Nicholson, GA


Bandit has been participating in agility for about three years. “He was a great dog to start out in the sport with,” Kate said, “trotting happily towards every obstacle and learning everything with ease. He is both intelligent and reliable and will surely improve even more in the years ahead.”

He is a registered therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International (TDI) and has visited a middle school to give an agility presentation. He’s a part of both his community and the agility world and will soon be competing at his first national event.

Kate will also be competing at the JAC with her Belgian Sheepdog, Fly.