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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 excited to announce the AKC/USA Agility World Team members and the alternates. The team will travel to the Czech Republic to compete in the FCI Agility World Championship taking place October 4-8, 2023. The AKC/USA World Agility Team is proudly sponsored by YuMOVE.

“We are thrilled to have these excellent canine athletes and their handlers represent the United States at the FCI Agility World Championship,” said Carrie DeYoung, Director of Agility. “This year’s team is top notch, and we can’t wait to see what they accomplish in October.”

“We are incredibly proud to be the official dog joint supplement for the American Kennel Club and the remarkable and talented USA World Agility Team,” said Jennifer Pratt, VP of Marketing and Product for YuMOVE US. “We can’t wait to support the entire team on their journey to the Czech Republic.”

Coached by Nancy Gyes and Assistant Coach John Nys, the team members and alternates are as follows:

Small Team

Diane Patterson & Happy (Shetland Sheepdog)

Marco Giavoni & Bet (Shetland Sheepdog)

Han Yu & Skye (Poodle)

Sarah Rutland & Primo (Papillon)

Jen Pinder & Wicca – Alternate (Shetland Sheepdog)

Medium Team

Sarah Baker & Skeptic (English Cocker Spaniel)

Jennifer Crank & Bee (Shetland Sheepdog)

Abbey Beasley & Swindle (Shetland Sheepdog)

Deb Schulman & Trek (Poodle)

Byron Dail & Dodger – Alternate (Miniature American Shepherd)

Intermediate Team

Emily Klarman & Vanish (Border Collie)

Casey Keller & Liri (Border Collie)

Bob Daigle & Blew Bayou (Border Collie)

Chris Tucci & Serengeti (Border Collie)

Kris Seiter & Naavdanya – Alternate (Border Collie)

Large Team

Roma Hunter & Sapphire (Border Collie)

Megan Miller & Maeraki (Border Collie)

Perry DeWitt & Wit (Border Collie)

Jessica Ajoux & Hallelujah (Border Collie)

Sally Connell & Kit – Alternate (Border Collie)

For more information about the team, visit