- border collie
- cavalier king charles spaniel
- nederlandse kooikerhondje
- all-american dog
- AKC Agility Invitational
- AKC National Championship
- golden retriever
At the 17th annual AKC Agility Invitational Presented by YuMOVE®, 695 dogs and their handlers not only displayed their skills and training, but also the beauty of human-canine teamwork. The event, which took place on December 17 and 18, 2022, in Orlando, Florida, was held in conjunction with the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin.
Each breed’s top five-ranked dogs received invitations to compete in the AKC Agility Invitational. For the twelfth straight year, Junior Handlers also competed, taking to the ring in the AKC Juniors Agility Competition. Watch Agility coverage from the event on-demand on AKC.tv.
AKC Agility Invitational Results
At the end of the competition, five dogs and their handlers—one pair in each of the five different height categories—were named 2022 AKC Agility Invitational winners.
The winners in their respective categories were:
AGCH MACH25 Kayangee Dorothy Parker MXS7 PDS MJS8 PJS MFG TQX T2B5 CGC, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel known as “Dot,” handled by Antonia Rotelle of Dover, PA
MACH5 Safranne’s Have No Fear MXB2 PAD MJS2 PJS, a Poodle known as “Skye,” handled by Han Yu of Glenview, IL
GCH CH MACH Cirtap’s Hertogin Senna V Tira-C MXB MJG XF T2B FCAT TKN, a Nederlandse Kooikerhondje known as “Senna,” handled by Liz Barshack of Riverview, FL
AGCH MACH10 Hi-Top’s Fast-Trak Photon MXG3 PDS MJC3 PJS MFG TQX T2B6 TKI, a Golden Retriever known as “Phire,” handled by Jane Bronson of Gilsum, NH
MACH5 Regen’s He’s On The Dance Floor UD RN MXB2 PAD MJB2 PJD MFS TQX T2B3 ACT1, a Weimaraner known as “Hogan,” handled by Steve Basson of South Windsor, CT
AKC Juniors Agility Competition Results
In the AKC Juniors Agility Competition, Junior Handlers under age 14 on show day competed in the Junior Superior class division, while those 14 years or older on show day competed in the Junior Excellent class division.
Junior Excellent Class
Placing first in their height division (8″, 12″, 16″, 20″ and 24,” respectively) in the Junior Excellent class were:
MACH4 Blessed’s Meant To Be Murphy MXB2 MJS2 MFC TQX T2B5 (Murphy), a Poodle handled by Gavin Casey
A Little Dash of Basil OA OAJ AJP NFP BCAT TKP VHMA VSWB (Basil), a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel handled by Charly Teller
Epic Chase the Stars MX MXJ OF (Zula), a Border Collie handled by Jada Sawhney
FiredUp Smudge AX AXJ (Smudge), a Border Collie handled by Jada Sawhney
PACH2 Monark Run for the Roses Tallee CD BN RA MXPB MJP5 MJPS PAX2 XFP CGC TKA (Tallee), a Golden Retriever handled by Jada Sawhney
Junior Superior Class
Placing first in their height divisions (8”, 12”, 16″, 20,” and 24,” respectively) in the Junior Superior class were:
WHF Little Bitty Hazelnut RN AX AXJ NF SWN CGC TKI (Hazel), a Miniature American Shepherd handled by Sarah Ford
Aksel RN AX OAJ (Aksel), a Miniature Schnauzer handled by Ava Rawlings
MACH3 Pyc G2 Squid MXC MJB2 MXP MJP2 MFG TQX T2B5 (Squid), a Border Collie handled by Colbie Foster-Chapman
AGCH MACH6 Zonkers In A Galaxy Far Far Away CDX BN RE MXG2 PDS MJC2 PJD MXP2 MJP2 MFC TQX MFP T2B5 T2BP CA BCAT CGC TKN (Vader), a Golden Retriever handled by Kaylin Smith
Martinez’s Bruno TKI (Bruno), an All-American Dog handled by Belinda Martinez
The AKC National Championship is right around the corner, and you don’t want to miss the action! Tune in to ABC on December 31 at 2 p.m. ET to see who’s crowned Best in Show.
Did you miss last year’s show? You can watch the 2022 AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin on demand on AKC.tv!