Photo: AKC National Agility Champions

The top Agility dogs in the nation were crowned from an overall combined entry of more than 1,300 competitors at the AKC National Agility Championship, brought to you by presenting and official sponsors YuMOVE and The Farmer’s Dog. The high energy competition was held April 1 – 3 at the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, FL.

“It was so exciting to see all the competitors come out this year and show off their skills,” said Carrie DeYoung, Director of Agility. “These canine athletes are the best of the best in the sport, and we’re proud to celebrate them and their talented handlers.”

The 2022 Winners:

AKC National Agility Champions

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

8”: NAC MACH4 Aerilee’s Songbird MXC PAD MJB2 PJD DCAT, a Papillon known as “Lark,” handled by Betsey Lynch of Delaware, OH

12”: MACH Scene Stealer Shak-A New World MXS MJB, a Shetland Sheepdog known as “Rio,” handled by Jennifer Crank of Fairborn, OH

16”: MACH Rival’s Spark In My Heart At Livewire MXB MJB DS, a Border Collie known as “Little Sparkle,” handled by Tawni Millet of Christiana, TN

20”: NAC Pride Creek’s Now We’Re Talking MX MXJ MJB, a Border Collie known as “Hallelujah,” handled by Jessica Ajoux of Wyncote, PA

24”: NAC GCH CH MACH5 PACH Shorelands Explosion On The Darkside CD BN MXS2 PAD MJS2 PJD MXP3 MXPB MJP3 MJPB PAX XF T2B DJ, a Border Collie known as “Kaboom,” handled by Amber A McCune of Bedford, NH

24C”: MACH On Target’s Don’T Be Late! MXB MJB XF T2B, a Border Collie known as “Truant,” handled by Cynthia Hornor of Ellicott City, MD

AKC Preferred National Agility Champions

Placing first in their height divisions (4”, 8”, 12”,16”, and 20” respectively) were:

4”: GCH CH MACH3 PACH3 Starstruck Predict My Future MXG MJG MXP9 MXPG MJP9 MJPG PAX3 BCAT, a Papillon known as “Fortune,” handled by Andrea Samuels of Cape Coral, FL

8”: MACH3 Sheza Mega Pixel MXG MJC PJD MXP MJP XF T2B, a Miniature American Shepherd known as “Pixel,” handled by Ami Sheffield of Omaha, NE

12”: MACH2 De Ja Vu MXS MJG MXP MJP XF, a Border Collie known as “Deja Vu,” handled by Brenda Kelly of Flower Mound, TX

16”: MACH On Target’s A Little Less Talk MXS MJB MXP MJP OF, a Border Collie known as “Verb,” handled by Perry DeWitt of Wyncote, PA

20”: AGCH MACH6 PACH Glenhighland’s Raging River MXB2 PAD MJS2 MXP4 MXPB PADP MJP3 MJPB PJDP PAX MFG TQX OFP T2B3 T2BP CA BCAT RATO, a Border Collie known as “River,” handled by Jeanie Burton of Warrington, PA

The Preferred Finals can be viewed any time, on-demand, on AKC.tvTM. The Regular Finals will also have encore broadcasts across the ESPN networks. Check your local listings for updates.