Posts with tag Carrie DeYoung

Winners in each height division of the National Agility Championship pose with AKC Chief Operating Officer Daryl Hendricks, at left, and AKC Vice President of Performance and Companion Events Doug Ljungren, at right. Photo © American Kennel Club.

First AKC Companion Events Extravaganza Draws 1,600-plus Dogs

Almost 1,700 dogs, along with their owners, support teams and fans, descended on Tulsa, Okla., earlier this month for the inaugural American Kennel Club Companion Events Extravaganza, which combined obedience, agility and rally in one venue. Both AKC Director of Agility Carrie DeYoung and Pamela Manaton, who is the director of obedience, rally and tracking,… read more

The winners of the 2012 AKC Agility Invitational were Toy Fox Terrier Blink with Johanna Ammentorp and Chinese Crested Ziggy with Estelle Robinson, in back, and, in front from left, All American Dog Crush with ArynHervel, Border Collie Maja with SilvinaBruera and All American Dog Roo with Stacey Campbell. Photo © AKC/Great Dane Photo.

Agility, Obedience Teams Shine in Florida

Even with thousands of dogs, handlers and support teams filling the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando for the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, performance events manage to draw plenty of competitors and fans. It’s (Almost) All About Speed Six hundred and forty-three dogs, including those run by juniors, did the speed and accuracy thing in the… read more


Performance Dogs, Handlers Get Moment in the AKC/Eukanuba Spotlight Too

It’s almost time for one of the biggest show weekends of the year, made even bigger by a change in the entry requirements of the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. But the weekend isn’t only about show dogs, as hundreds of obedience and agility champions descend on the city as… read more


U.S. Team Faces Big Challenge at FCI Agility Championship

The 12 teams chosen to represent the United States at the 2012 FCI Agility World Championship returned from Liberec, Czech Republic, earlier this month with a gold medal in Large Dog Team Jumping, a bronze in Small Dog Team Jumping, a seventh in Large Dog Individual and a fifth in Combined Large Dog. Both Carrie… 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

Teeter-totter action keeps this Golden Retriever on its toes at the 2012 AKC National Agility Championships in Reno, Nev. Photo courtesy American Kennel Club.

Reno in the Running as West Coast ‘Permanent’ Site of AKC National Agility Championship

With a successful National Agility Championship in Reno under its belt, the American Kennel Club may commit to having the competition in that city every third year, according to AKC Director of Agility Carrie DeYoung. “Our ultimate goal is to find three locations that work well for us and set up a permanent rotation,” she… read more