March 22, 2019

Episode 216: The 2019 AKC National Agility Championship Wrap-Up

In this episode (1:12:03)

In this episode, the 2019 AKC 20″ National Agility Champion Sarah Baker teams up with Jennifer and Esteban to bring you the wrap up for nationals!

Special Note: In pulling the results from past years and identifying handlers with 3 or more NAC wins, I missed the fact that Andrea Samuals’s 2019 8″ win with papillon Gabby is her 3rd NAC with 3 different dogs; Gabby (2019), Carly (2012), and Sparkle (2011). –Sarah

You Will Learn

  • how many dogs have won multiple AKC nationals finals
  • the qualifying rate in finals over the past 3 years
  • how the 8″ class has changed over the past 3 years
  • how Jennifer Crank dealt with the disappointment of losing in Finals–twice
  • how Sarah Baker dealt with the pressure of running in Finals
  • why the 20″ Preferred winner was denied the national title by AKC
  • which groups of dogs have been given an unfair advantage by the AKC
  • what USDAA does better than the AKC


Watch Sarah Baker and Hops Win Their Third National Agility Champion Title!

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