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The American Kennel Club (AKC®), a not-for-profit organization, the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce the winners of the recently concluded sixth season of the AKC Agility League. Team champions were named in each of the eight divisions.

The AKC Agility League is sponsored by Purina Pro Plan, YuMove and AKC Pet Insurance.

The League offers three 12-week long seasons a year. Teams, composed of three to eight dogs, run six courses each season. There are three field/ring size divisions: Extended (100 X 100 min.); Regulation (70 X 100 min.); and Limited (50 X 70 min.). Additionally, there are four skill levels: Ph.D. (international); Senior (Masters/Excellent); Sophomore (Open); and Freshman (Novice).

“Congratulations to all of the Winter Season winners,” said Gina DiNardo, AKC Executive Secretary. “We are thrilled at the success of the season, and thankful to all of the participants.”

This season’s team champions are:

Extended Ph.D. – Happy Dog Sports Team 1– The team is captained by Maggie Schoolar, and runs at Happy Dog Sports in Leander, Texas. Team members are:

  • Emma Coombes & Pumi, Buttermilk Crik’s Candelaria Star Sailor NA AXF NF BCAT DS DJ CGC TKI
  • Maggie Schoolar & Poodle, MACH2 SaFranne’s I Got You Babe MXG PAD MJB2 PJS XF
  • Malari Smith & Silky Terrier, MACH7 Enya on Fire MXC2 PDS MJC2 PJS MFS TQX T2B6 FCAT3 TKE
  • Malari Smith & Border Collie, Jkc Nonnas Gem MX MXJ MFB DCAT DMA TKP
  • Linda Kluna & Australian Shepherd, Cedarwood’s Jazmyn’s Blue Moon RN MX MXJ MFB T2B SWM SHDA RATCH C28P DM DS CGCA CGCU TKA
  • Malari Smith & French Bulldog, MACH4 Callahan’s Fry Fry and Sizzle MXG PAD MJB2 PJD MFB TQX T2B4 FCAT2
  • Nikki Luxenberg & All-American Dog, Katalina Cajun Creole NAJ NF DDB
  • Trevor Smith & French Bulldog, MACH Callahan’s Lets Roll MXS MJS MXF T2B2 DCAT

Regulation Ph.D. – Adventuretails A-Team – The team is captained by Natasha Kersjes, and runs at Adventuretails training center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Team members are:

  • Tamra Harris & Border Collie, Blazing Sky’s Fox on the Run RN AX AXJ MXF CGC
  • Kyle Miles & Miniature American Shepherd, PACH2 Wildhearts Too Good To Be True MXP8 MXPG MJP11 MJPC PAX2 MFPB TQXP T2BP2
  • Jane Bowman & Border Collie, Hob Nob Miss Priya RA MX MXB MXJ MJB MXF SCN SIN SEN
  • Natasha Kersjes & Miniature Schnauzer, MACH2 Bizet’s Sugar Spice CD BN RE MXG PAD MJC PJD MFS TQX T2B4 SWN SCA SIA SEA CGC
  • Natasha Kersjes & Miniature Schnauzer, MACH Alpat’s Musical Suzie-Q MXB MJS MXF T2B CGC TKP

Regulation Senior – WestRover’s Speed Squad – The team is captained by Viveka Rosenberger, and runs at WestRover Agility Club in Birmingham, Alabama. Team members are:

  • Meghan Mills & Dachshund, Jalyse’s Set Fire to the Rain MI AX AXJ XF JE DJ CGC TKI
  • Klari Tedrow & Border Collie, Ddfarm Dignity NA OAJ XF
  • Viveka Rosenberger & Papillon, Kisu’s Backfield in Motion NA MXJ XF T2B BCAT
  • Jennifer Crisman & American Eskimo Dog, GCHB CH AGCH MACH6 PACH5 Trinity’s Kailani Grace MXG2 PDS MJG2 PJS MXP11 MXPC PADP MJP11 MJPC PJDP PAX5 MFC TQX MFPS TQXP T2B5 T2BP4 FCAT CGC TKN
  • Jennifer Crisman & American Eskimo Dog, AGCH MACH6 Trinity’s Amazing Kekoa MXS2 PDS MJS2 PJS MFC TQX T2B5 FCAT CGC
  • Viveka Rosenberger & Shetland Sheepdog, Stonehaven Stuck on You AX MXJ XF BCAT TKI
  • Viveka Rosenberger & Shetland Sheepdog, MACH4 Trinity’s Giddy Up Your Stuff MXB2 PAD MJB2 PJS MFG TQX T2B6 DCAT CGC TKN
  • Beth Griffin & Border Collie, Wynn RN MX MXJ MXF T2B

Regulation Sophomore – Living the Dream – The team captain is Marissa Hansen, and the team runs at Dream Acres Agility in Mequon, Wisconsin. Team members are:

  • Kassandra Schmid & All-American Dog, Schmid’s Gunpowder & Lead NAJ
  • Amy Uhlig & All-American Dog, Finley 53040 NF
  • Mike Kohnle & All-American Dog, Mabellion Crazy Kisses
  • Holly Zick & Miniature American Shepherd, Wigglebutt Wheel of Time NA NAJ DCAT

Regulation Freshman – Baby Woofs – The team is captained by Cassy Janssen, and runs at the Grand Forks Dog Training Club in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Team members are:

  • Cheyanne Chaput & Border Collie, It’s Alright to be Little Bitty BCAT
  • Kaydi Grunhovd & Border Collie, Hob Nob Little Miss Mayhem NA OAJ NF BCAT CGC TKI
  • Jill Swingen & Miniature American Shepherd, Wigglebutt Sneak Attack BCAT ACT1J
  • Lisa Smilonich & Labrador Retriever, Paragons Royal Vintage of Waterstone NA NAJ ACT1 ACT2J SWNE SWE SIAE AEAE

Limited Senior – The FASTDoggie Era – The team is captained by Kara MacKenzie, and runs at the FASTDoggie training center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Team members are:

  • Katherine Shogren & Belgian Tervuren, CH RACH Bijouluisant Starrcreek Blkcat Highvelocitymissile CDX PCDX BN RM4 RAE4 HIAd HSAdMsM MX MXJ MXF T2B CAA DCAT ACT1 SWA SEE SHDA RATCH DJ CGCA TKP
  • Amber Hansen & Australian Shepherd, Morgan Hill Defying Gravity
  • Ryley Theien & All-American Dog, Indigo 🙂 NAJ
  • Michelle Rubio & Miniature Schnauzer, Passport Paradox Happy Go Lexi MX MXJ XF CGC TKP
  • Avadhan Larson & Miniature American Shepherd, Harvest Wind Celtic Rose FDC AX AXJ XF DCAT
  • Kyla Harrison & All-American Dog, Rosie “Roosevelt” Harrison OA AXJ XF
  • Nanette Curtis & Australian Shepherd, Trujillos Bolt from the Blue Skye NAP NJP

Limited Sophomore – Tundra Tunnelers – The team is captained by Crystal Dennis, and runs at The Barn in Fairbanks, Alaska. Team members are:

  • Stuart Roberts & American Eskimo Dog, Aphun NA OAJ OAP ACT1
  • Crystal Dennis & American Eskimo Dog, GCH CH Graces Lightning Strikes OA NAJ NF BCAT CGC TKA
  • Leslie Lewis & English Springer Spaniel, Tanzanite’s Copper River of Downs Lake RI NA NAJ ACT2 CGC TKA VSWB FITB
  • Lisa Vaughn & Border Collie, On Target’s Kick’N the Winter Blues
  • Diane Marshall & Border Collie, 5h Lark RN ACT2

Limited Freshman – Splashdown Pups Freshmen –The team is captained by Nanci Miller, and runs at Splashdown Dog Sports in Bainbridge, New York. Team members are:

  • Nanci Miller & Border Collie, Windy Ridge March to the Highlands SWN SIA SEA TKI
  • Susan Watson & Border Collie, Orla O’Shea FDC TKN
  • Victoria Anderson & Australian Shepherd, Propwash Elsmere Rosie SWN CGC TKI
  • Pamela Sturtz & Mudi, Scaryspice V.D. Engelwick TKN

Enrollment is currently taking place for the AKC Agility League Spring/Summer Season that launches on May 13.

For all the Winter Season results and more information, visit For questions, reach out to