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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     

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.


The remaining 3 members of this year’s World Team will be chosen from this short list and those Team members will be announced next week.


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)