Champions crowned at the 2022 AKC National Agility Championship – American Kennel Club

More than 1,300 dogs competed at the 2022 AKC National Agility Championship in Ocala, Fla., April 1-3, in hopes of being named top agility dogs. However, only a few have been able to be crowned National Agility Champions.

Champions were announced in each of six height categories (8″, 12″, 16″, 20″, 24″ and 24C″ respectively).

Agility Champion 8″

Lark the Butterfly

Invocation name: Lark

Registered name: NAC MACH4 Aerilee’s Songbird MXC PAD MJB2 PJD DCAT

Raising: Butterfly

Manager : Betsey Lynch

Since: Delaware, Ohio

Age: 5

Weather: 37.91 seconds

Agility Champion 12″

Rio the Shetland Sheepdog

Invocation name: Rio

Registered name: MACH Scene Stealer Shak-A New World MXS MJB

Raising: Shetland Sheepdog

Manager : Jennifer Crank

Since: Fairborn, Ohio

Age: 6

Weather: 35.77 seconds

Agility Champion 16″

Little Sparkle the Border Collie

Invocation name: little spark

Registered name: The spark of MACH Rival in my heart at Livewire MXB MJB DS

Raising: border collie

Manager : Millet Tawni

Since: Christiana, TN

Age: 7

Weather: 33.57 seconds

Agility Champion 20″

Hallelujah the Border Collie

Invocation name: Alleluia

Registered name: NAC Pride Creek’s Now We’Re Talking MX MXJ MJB

Raising: border collie

Manager : Jessica Ajoux

Since: Wyncote, Pennsylvania

Age: 5

Weather: 31.56 seconds

Agility Champion 24″

Kaboom the Border Collie

Invocation name: Kaboom

Registered name: NAC GCH CH MACH5 PACH Shorelands Explosion On The Darkside CD BN MXS2 PAD MJS2 PJD MXP3 MXPB MJP3 MJPB PAX XF T2B DJ

Raising: border collie

Manager : Amber McCune

Since: Bedford, NH

Age: 8

Weather: 37.44 seconds

Agility Champion 24C”

Skipping the Border Collie

Invocation name: Skip school

Registered name: Do not be late ! MXB MJB XF T2B

Raising: border collie

Manager : Cynthia Hornor

Since: Ellicott City, MD

Age: 5

Weather: 34.23 seconds

Favorite Winners

  • 04″ – “Fortune” GCH CH MACH3 PACH3 Starstruck Predict My Future MXG MJG MXP9 MXPG MJP9 MJPG PAX3 BCAT, (Butterfly) managed by Andrea Samuels
  • 08″ – “Pixel” MACH3 Sheza Mega Pixel MXG MJC PJD MXP MJP XF T2B, (Miniature American Shepherd) run by Ami Sheffield
  • 12″ – “Déjà Vu” MACH2 De Ja Vu MXS MJG MXP MJP XF, (Border Collie) run by Brenda Kelly of Flower Mound, TX
  • 16″ – “Verb” MACH On Target’s A Little Less Talk MXS MJB MXP MJP OF, (Border Collie) run by Perry DeWitt of Wyncote, PA
  • 20″ – “River” AGCH MACH6 PACH Raging River of Glenhighland MXB2 PAD MJS2 MXP4 MXPB PADP MJP3 MJPB PJDP PAX MFG TQX OFP T2B3 T2BP CA BCAT RATO, (Border Collie) known as River, managed by Jeanie Burton of Warrington, PA

Learn more about favorite winners here.

Want more?

Catch the regular finals on ESPN2 on April 17 at noon ET and see the oldest dog to compete this year.

Get started with agility

All breeds, including mixed breeds, can participate in Agility. The first step is to make sure your dog is registered. Mixed breeds can register as canine partners.

A great first step is to work towards your ACT title. The Agility Lessons Test (ACT) is an entry-level agility event designed to introduce and welcome beginner dogs and their handlers to the sport of AKC agility. Any dog ​​15 months or older can participate and the title can now be won virtually.

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