Posts with tag agility


Stephanie O’Reilly’s Dogs Do Just About Everything

It’s June 14, 2012, and Stephanie O’Reilly knows what she’ll be doing virtually every weekend for the rest of this year. She’ll be at one conformation show, then at performance trials for all but five of them. She doesn’t work for the American Kennel Club or the United States Dog Agility Association, nor is she… read more


AKC ‘Extravaganza’ Looks To Be Just That

The American Kennel Club deemed its new performance event, slated to kick off in March 2013, an “extravaganza.” Because it will feature a trio of competitions, one in its inaugural year, plus other attractions, the grandiose word may not be an overstatement. Exhibitors and visitors to Tulsa, Okla., can choose from agility, obedience or the… read more


Canine Partners Program Sees 30,000 Entries in Two Years

Thousands of dogs of mixed-breed or unknown pedigree have entered American Kennel Club agility, obedience, rally and coursing ability events more than 30,000 times in the last two years as members of the Canine Partners program. Spayed or neutered mixed-breed dogs, purebred dogs that can’t be registered with the AKC or in its Foundation Stock… read more

Fizz, Deb Nezgoda, Ba-Rock

Agility Obstacle No. 1: The Handler Can’t Run the Course

And you thought agility was hard. Try doing it without turning your body, even your shoulders, and while losing sight of your dog for three seconds at a time. That’s what agility is like for Deb Nezgoda of Morris, Ill., and her 3-year-old Irish Water Spaniel, ‘Ba-Rock,’ Ch. Whistle Stop Winds of Change, CDX, TD,… read more


Date: March 6, 2012Contact: AKC CommunicationsPhone: — Dogs from 45 States and Canada Vie for National Agility Champion Titles — New York, NY – Nearly 1,000 of the top agility dogs and handlers in the nation will vie for the title of American Kennel Club(r) (AKC(r))National Agility Champion in their height classes on March… read more

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