Top Dogs Crowned At AKC Obedience Classic And AKC Agility Invitational

Orlando, FL – The 2019 AKC Obedience Classic and the AKC Agility Invitational took place December 14-15, 2019 in Orlando, FL in conjunction with the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin, demonstrating the highest level of training and teamwork between dog and handler. Obedience and agility competitions for junior handlers were held for the ninth year, and an AKC Rally® Junior competition was held for the sixth year.

Coverage of agility and obedience is available at AKC.tv.

The winners:

AKC Obedience Classic

Four obedience dogs and their owners – one dog/handler team in each of the four classes – were crowned at the AKC Obedience Classic, which brought together 244 dogs from across the country.

Placing first in their class (Novice, Open, Utility and Masters respectively) were:

  • Novice: Quantum’s She’s Red Hot CDX, a Labrador Retriever known as “Zayna,” owned by Petra Ford of Washington, NJ.
  • Open: Rapideye Wireless Dell CDX HSAS AX AXJ OF, a Border Collie known as “Dell,” owned by Mary Whorton of Rougemont, NC.
  • Utility: OTCH VICTORY’S KETCH’N A STORM OM1 BN JH, a Flat Coated Retriever known as “Storm,” owned by Diane Orth of Beltsville, MD.
  • Masters: OTCH3 EASTBROOKE JUSDANDY BLUE RIDGE LEGACY UDX2 OM4 VER RE PT MXC MJC MXF TQX T2B, a Shetland Sheepdog known as “Asher,” owned by Vicky Gillow of Mebane, NC.

AKC Juniors Obedience and Rally Classic

The AKC Juniors Classic had juniors competing in Obedience and/or AKC Rally®.  In Obedience, Juniors competed based on the dog’s AKC obedience accomplishments throughout the past year. Placing with the high scoring awards were:

Junior Obedience Classic – Saturday

  • Highest Scoring Dog in the Regular Classes: Avery Adams, and MACH2 WYNDSPELL FIREWORKS UD RAE2 MXG MJG PJD MFB T2B2 TKA (SPARK), a Border Collie of Florida.
  • Highest Combined Score in the Open B and Utility, Regular Classes: Avery Adams, and MACH2 WYNDSPELL FIREWORKS UD RAE2 MXG MJG PJD MFB T2B2 TKA (SPARK), a Border Collie of Florida.

Junior Obedience Classic – Sunday

  • Highest Scoring Dog in the Regular Classes: Avery Adams, and MACH2 WYNDSPELL FIREWORKS UD RAE2 MXG MJG PJD MFB T2B2 TKA (SPARK), a Border Collie of Florida.
  • Highest Combined Score in the Open B and Utility, Regular Classes: Avery Adams, and MACH2 WYNDSPELL FIREWORKS UD RAE2 MXG MJG PJD MFB T2B2 TKA (SPARK), a Border Collie of Florida.
In AKC Rally®, Juniors competed in Rally Novice, Rally Intermediate, Rally Advanced, Rally Excellent, and/or Rally Master based on the dog’s AKC Rally® accomplishments throughout the past year. Placing with the high scoring awards were:

Junior Rally Classic – Saturday

  • Highest Combined score in Advanced B and Excellent B: Avery Adams, and MACH2 WYNDSPELL FIREWORKS UD RAE2 MXG MJG PJD MFB T2B2 TKA (SPARK), a Border Collie of Florida.
  • Highest Combined Triple Qualifying Score in Advanced B, Excellent B and Master: Avery Adams, and MACH2 WYNDSPELL FIREWORKS UD RAE2 MXG MJG PJD MFB T2B2 TKA (SPARK), a Border Collie of Florida.

Junior Rally Classic – Sunday

  • Highest Combined score in Advanced B and Excellent B: Jada Sawhney, and Bentlee Sawhney CD BN RM RAE AXP AJP XFP CGCA TKN (BENTLEE), a Golden Retriever of Florida.
  • Highest Combined Triple Qualifying Score in Advanced B, Excellent B and Master: Avery Adams, and MACH2 WYNDSPELL FIREWORKS UD RAE2 MXG MJG PJD MFB T2B2 TKA (SPARK), a Border Collie of Florida.

AKC Agility Invitational

Five agility dogs and their owners – one dog/handler team in each of the five height categories – were crowned as the 2019 winners of the AKC Agility Invitational, which brought together 704 dogs from across the country and beyond.

Placing first in their height division (8″, 12″, 16″, 20″ and 24″ respectively) were:

  • 08″ – MACH2 Aerilee’s Songbird MXS MJG (Lark), a Papillon handled by Betsey Lynch of Delaware, OH.
  • 12″ – CH AGCH MACH12 Eaglehill Right On Tyme CDX BN GN RAE MXG3 PDG MJS4 PJC MFB2 TQX T2B7 CGC TKA (Ty), a Poodle handled by Cathi Winkles of Bloomfield Hills, MI.
  • 16″ – MACH5 Stargate’s Mogwai Espresso Bean MXB2 PAD MJS2 PJD MFB TQX T2B3 (Java), an Australian Shepherd handled by Cindy McElligott of Hoffman Estates, IL.
  • 20″ – AGCH MACH4 D’Nile Is Not A River BN RN MXS2 PDS MJS2 PJS MFG TQX T2B6 CGC TKA (Nile), a Border Collie handled by Jordan York of Evansville, IN
  • 24″ – MACH4 Azotar’s Wonderful World Of Desi UD BN GN GO RE MXS2 PDS MJS2 PJS MFS TQX T2B3 (Desi), a Doberman Pinscher handled by Timmari Putti of Las Vegas, NV.

AKC Juniors Agility Competition

Juniors who participated in the AKC Juniors Agility Competition competed in either the Junior Excellent or Superior Classes, depending on whether they had achieved an agility title.

Placing first in their height division (8″, 12″, 16″, 20″ and 24″ respectively) in the Junior Excellent class were:

  • 8” – CH MACH2 PACH Amoure Beau’s In The Quiet Woods MXS MJG MXP3 MXPB MJPB PAX (Fern), a Papillon handled by Danielle Wagner
  • 12” – Rockstar It’s A Wonderful Life MX AXJ OF (Zuzu), a Shetland Sheepdog handled by Kaylee Cundiff
  • 16” – Ryladd Born To Fly AX MXJ XF (Zander), a Shetland Sheepdog handled by Kaylee Cundiff
  • 20” – Ec’s Safari OA NAJ NF (Safari), a Border Collie handled McKenzie Minto
  • 24” – Samedi Accio Azure OA OAJ (Fly), a Belgian Sheepdog handled by Kate Fitzpatrick

Placing first in their height division (8”, 12”, 16″, 20” and 24″ respectively) in the Junior Superior class were:

  • 8” – Whf Little Bitty Hazelnut CGC TKI (Hazel), a Miniature American Shepherd handled by Sarah Ford
  • 12” – MACH10 Rhapsody’s Enchanting Monster MXB3 MJS3 (Sulley), a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel handled Carly Kreiser
  • 16” – Offon A Love Affair RN MX AXJ OF (Flirt), a Border Collie handled by Rowen Lyon
  • 20” – AGCH MACH8 Sonlight Brace Yourself G2 MXC2 PDS MJC2 PJS MFG TQX T2B5 (Toad), a Border Collie handled by Colbie Foster
  • 24” – Bentlee Sawhney CD BN RM RAE AXP AJP XFP CGCA TKN (Bentlee), a Golden Retriever handled by Jada Sawhney
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