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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. 13 in Orlando, Florida, in conjunction with the AKC/Royal Canin National Championship, the AKC Agility Invitational, and AKC Obedience Classic.


Call Name: Scotty

Age: 10 years

Gender: Male

Jump Height: 20 inches

Junior Handler Gabbi Kabakchieva

Hometown: Fox Point, WI


Scotty is Gabbi’s Novice A dog and “has been the most loyal partner,” she said. “He is an incredible dog both in agility and in everyday life. He was rescued from a shelter by the Wisconsin Humane Society as a puppy, and we adopted him shortly after.”

Scotty and Gabbi have traveled to Switzerland as members of the AKC European Open Juniors Team USA three times (2017, 2018, 2019). This year Scotty finished 40th/155th cumulatively at the EOJ. They also attended the AKC Junior Agility Competition (earning fourth place in 2016); competed at the Westminster Masters Agility Championship (2019); and competed at the AKC National Agility Championship (2019).

“As a junior handler, I’m so thankful for all the support I’ve gotten, and I’ve been so lucky to have Scotty, who has been through it all with me.”

Scotty is also a certified therapy dog with Pets Helping People. Gabbi loves sharing a little bit of her amazing boy with others. “I love Scotty so much and I am so grateful for him. He has truly changed my life.”

Photo credit: Jennifer Godwin Minto