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AKC/USA World Agility Team

AKC/USA World Agility Team


2018 AKC/USA World Team

October 4-7, 2018 ~ Kristianstad, Sweden     

Congratulations to the final 2018 AKC Agility World Team Members and Team  Alternates.

Large Dog

Desiree Snelleman & Cru

Alternates: Sarah Baker and Hops, Desiree Snelleman & Pace

Medium Dog

Marcy Mantell and Stripe

Alternate: Deb Schulman and Trek

Small Dogs

Cassie Schmidt and Bliss

Alternate: Britney Imhof and Bilbo


The American Kennel Club and the World Team Coaching and Management Staff would like to congratulate the handlers and dogs that have earned positions on the Short List for the 2018 AKC/USA Agility World Team.

Small Team Short List

Marco Giavoni & Bet (Shetland Sheepdog)

Britney Imhof & Bilbo (Papillon)

Kory Kaye & Kaemon (Shetland Sheepdog)

Cassie Schmidt & Bliss (Poodle)


Medium Team Short List

Susan Crank & Speedo (Shetland Sheepdog)

Marcy Mantell & Stripe (Shetland Sheepdog)

Deb Schulman & Trek (Poodle)


Large Team Short List

Sarah Baker & Hops (Border Collie)

Tawni Burknap & Jolt (Border Collie)

Anita Grady & Veuve Rouge (Border Collie)

Desiree Snelleman & Cru (Border Collie)

Desiree Snelleman & Pace (Border Collie)

Maddie Speagle & Simmer (Border Collie)

Robin Terry & Cassie (Border Collie)


Congratulations to the below handlers and their dogs who won their way onto AKC’s 2018 USA World Team:



  • Daisy Peel  & Frodo (Border Collie)
  • Shane Miller & Luna (Belgian Malinois)
  • Jeff Botelho & Matrix (Border Collie)


AKC USA World Agility 2018 Small Team


  • Laura Dolan & Pre (Poodle)
  • Carla McAlister & Wink (Parson Russell Terrier)
  • Abbey Beasley & Dreamer (Shetland Sheepdog)




  • Jennifer Crank & Swift (Shetland Sheepdog)
  • Kathleen Oswald & Whimzy (Shetland Sheepdog)
  • John Nys & Boss (Shetland Sheepdog)