American Kennel Club Dog Agility Photos

Competitors and winners at December's AKC Agility Invitational in Long Beach, Calif.

Photos by Doghouse Arts/AKC

(MACH Sennas Baltinator) Bichon Frise

(MACH3 Flashpaws
Runaround Sue)
Golden Retriever

(By For Turbo Diesel)
Border Collie

(MACH7 Blue Moon
Shine On Willow)
Australian Shepherd

Sierra Schmidt and Balto
from Georgia
8-inch winner

Michelle Beardsley and Willow from Virginia
 12-inch winner

Ashley Deacon and Luka
(Luka De La Brise MX MXJ) Pyrenean Shepherd
from California
16-inch winner

Jane Simmons-Moake and Susie
from Texas
20-inch winner

Simon Peachy and Diesel
from Chelsea, UK
24-inch winner

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Anna   Maple Grove, MN

5/25/2009 3:34:38 PM

Thanks for the photos! What great shots!

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Lisa   Huntington Beach, CA

3/17/2007 10:38:55 PM

Yes, this is disgraceful. I was there and Willow is a tiny, squallish version of the Aussie. The ASCA has a statement AGAINST these tiny Aussies. There is NO variation in the Australian Shepherd for size. There is ONE size, and that is 18-21 inches for females. This just goes to show the many problems the ILP program has created. Passing illegitimate "designer dogs" off as purebreds is a sad level for the AKC to stoop too. How can this happen in an AKC event with what are supposed to be AKC purebreds?? Sad, just sad.

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mary   pasadena, CA

2/6/2007 12:17:40 AM

I have competed with my Aussies for 8 years in AKC agility. The 1st place winner in the 12 inch division is a North American Shepherd, The American Kennel Club does not recognize this breed so it was ILPd as an Australian Shepherd. This is dishonest, and unfair to the real Australian Shepherd who should had been invited to this competion.

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pamela   burleson, TX

2/5/2007 7:56:20 PM

Hoe dare you advertise Willow as an Australian shephersd. What a disgrace to Akc and real Aussies. The farce needs ot be stopped immediately!

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