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Expert Advice: Agility Meet Jennifer Crank – the Record-Setting Dog Agility Star
For the majority of people in the U.S., Michael Phelps is a household name. He is the most medaled Olympian, having won a total of 28 medals in individual and team events. So who is the "Michael Phelps" of the dog world? Some may say it's Jennifer Crank. At just 32 (a year younger than Phelps!) […] | April 16, 2019
Expert Advice: News AKC Agility Premier Cup Features Three 2019 NAC Champions
With the National Agility Championship (NAC) over, you may be wondering what's next. Luckily, the inaugural AKC Agility Premier Cup (APC) presented by EEM is just around the corner.  And for three dogs, the goal is to win both the NAC and the APC back-to-back. Meet Annie the Border Collie, Gabby the Papillon, and Logan the […] | April 4, 2019
Expert Advice: Training for Dog Sports Dog Agility Equipment for Backyard Training and Just Plain Fun​
The AKC independently selected each product featured in this article. If you purchase a product through this article, we may receive a portion of the sale. While we do our best to update links often, please note that prices and deals are subject to change. Whether you plan to compete or just want a fun, […] | April 1, 2019
Expert Advice: Agility Junior Handler Spotlight: Sasha Zitter and her Poodle, Jinx
There may not be dog agility in the Olympics quite yet, but the European Open Junior (EOJ) event in Europe comes close. Seventeen-year-old Sasha Zitter is one of 19 Juniors headed to Switzerland this year as part of the only International Junior Agility team in the United States. For her, this year's event is particularly special, as it is […] | March 29, 2019
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Dog Star of the Month: Poppy the Athletic Basset Hound
When you think Basset Hound, athleticism might not be the first word the pops into your mind. But Karen Prichard and her Instagram-famous Basset Hound, Poppy, are out to prove all breeds can excel at dog sports. Karen and her husband, Timothy, from Pensacola, Florida, were initially drawn to Basset Hounds because of their personalities. Shortly […] | March 29, 2019
Expert Advice: Training 10 Tips to Practice Agility at Home with Your Dog
All agility champions start their journey somewhere. The exciting sport of canine agility owes its heritage to the equestrian world. Now, for the first time, AKC teams up with the presenters of the Longines Masters horse show to bring the AKC Agility Premier Cup presented by EEM to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, April […] | March 27, 2019
Expert Advice: Puppy Training It’s All Tricks Training: Preparing Your Puppy for Dog Agility
Through the tunnel, over the jumps, and around the weave poles – the canine obstacle course known as dog agility is fun to watch and even more fun to do. However, although both pure-bred and mixed breed dogs are welcome, they must be at least 15 months of age to compete. Should you wait until […] | March 26, 2019
2019 NAC Regular Winners
Expert Advice: Events AKC Crowns 2019 National Champions in Obedience, Rally, and Agility
There are champions, and then there are champions. Every year, the American Kennel Club acknowledges the most accomplished dogs in a trio of sports – Agility, Obedience, and Rally – by hosting championship competitions to which the nation’s top-ranked dogs are invited. A handful of these top winners then run, jump, weave, heel, or retrieve their […] | March 20, 2019
Expert Advice: Agility Watch the Winners of the 2019 National Agility Championship
In the final hours of one of the most exciting dog sports weekends of the year, 105 total dogs took to National Agility Championship Finals. Eighty-two dogs competed in Standard Height finals and 23 dogs competed in Preferred Height finals. Just ten of those dogs (one per height group) walked away as winners. Hear from each […] | March 19, 2019
Expert Advice: Agility Meet Five Rescued Dogs Who Competed at the National Agility Championship
Dozens of rescued dogs competed at the National Agility Championship (NAC) March 15-17 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While some of them were All-American dogs, there were several rescued purebred dogs as well. Agility is open to all dogs, regardless of whether or not they are purebred. Any All-American dog can compete in Agility by registering as a […] | March 19, 2019

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