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The top Agility dogs in the nation were crowned from an overall combined entry of nearly 1,300 competitors at the AKC National Agility Championship presented by YuMOVE.The high energy competition was held March 16-19 at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex at Expo Square in Tulsa, OK.

“What a thrilling competition we had this year,” said Carrie DeYoung, Director of Agility. “These canine athletes and their handlers are the best of the best and never cease to amaze us with their skills.”

The 2023 Winners:

AKC National Agility Champions

Placing first in their height division (8″, 12″, 16″, 20″, 24” and 24C” respectively) were:

8”: NAC GCH CH MACH6 Starstruck Oh My Word! MXS2 PAD MJC2 PJD OF, a Papillon known as Gabby, handled by Andrea Samuels of Cape Coral, FL

12”: MACH Breezy Blue’s Be Quick! MXB MJB XF, an All-American Dog known as Nimble, handled by Cynthia Hornor of Ellicott City, MD

16”: Without A Trace MX MXJ, a Border Collie known as Vanish, handled by Emily Klarman of Machesney Park, IL

20”: MACH Pride Creek’s Walk It Like I Talk It MXS MJB, a Border Collie known as Wit, handled by Perry DeWitt of Wyncote, PA

24”: MACH5 Regen’s He’s On The Dance Floor UD RN MXS2 PDS MJS2 PJD MFS TQX T2B4 ACT1, a Weimaraner known as Hogan, handled by Steve Basson of South Windsor, CT

24C”: CH MACH6 Elachies Ewe Can’T Mistake My Darkside MXS2 PAD MJS2 PJD DE DM HDM, a Border Collie known as Typo, handled by Amber McCune of Bedford, NH

AKC Preferred National Agility Champions

Placing first in their height divisions (4”, 8”, 12”,16”, and 20” respectively) were:

4”: MACH10 PACH6 Kayangee Wishing Well Excuse My Dust MXG3 MJB4 MXP16 MXPS2 MJP17 MJPG2 PAX6 CGC, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel known as Zoom, handled by Antonia Rotelle of Dover, PA

8”: MACH13 PACH Eaglehill-South Dreams Dancing With Stars MXC3 MJS4 MXPB MJP3 MJPB PAX OF, a Poodle known as Aleena, handled by Supavee/Paiboon Janlekha/Tanapipatkulchai of Chicago, IL

12”: Ignited Fire Burn And Cauldron Bubble RN MX MXB MXJ MJB MXP MJP MXF MFP SWN TKN, a Border Collie known as Jax, handled by Karena Kosco of Poway, CA

16”: MACH Gameonrich Is Better MXB PAD MJB MJP, a Border Collie known as Rich, handled by Mia Grant of Goleta, CA

20”: PNAC MACH PACH Mack’s Strider MXB MJB MXP4 MXPB MJP4 MJPB PAX CA CGC, an All-American Dog known as Strider, handled by Hayley Mack of Hesperia, CA

The Preferred Finals can be viewed any time, on-demand, on AKC.tvTM. The Regular Finals will also have encore broadcasts across the ESPN networks. Check your local listings for updates.