This is the fourth in a series of profiles on the six top mixed-breed dogs that received the invitations to compete in the 2015 AKC Agility Invitational. The annual event takes place Dec. 11-13 in Orlando, FL, in conjunction with the AKC/Eukanuba National Championships in conformation and the AKC Obedience Classic. Mixed-breed dogs, known as All-American Dogs, compete in AKC events through the AKC Canine Partners program.
Name: MACH4 Sally of Ingleside MXB2 MBJ2 XF T2B2
Call Name: Sally
Owner: Valerie Dietz
Hometown: O Fallon, IL
Age: 6 years
Jump Height Division: 8 inches
Valerie and Sally discovered agility when Sally was 1 year old and learned the sport together. “She is the best partner anybody could ask for. She naturally loves agility and learns quickly. She loves to run and jump as high as she can so this game was a great fit for her.” Sally is only 10 pounds and can be a little timid in some situations “so our early trial days required some bravery. She didn't always believe that being around all of the strangers was a great idea but, with patience, consistency, and positive rewards, her confidence grew quickly.”