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All of the Greatest Doggos from the 2019 Westminster Agility Championship

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Gabby the Papillon was the ultimate competitor within the tiniest class of the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster. However the saying “measurement isn’t every part” was ever extra true:

And Gabby is simply the primary of the explanation why our favourite Westminster Kennel Membership occasion is the agility competitors. Being judged Greatest in Present is all about successful the genetic lottery, however the agility competitors brings out one thing extra. You may’t handle this type of showmanship when a choose is sticking her fingers in your mouth to have a look at your tooth:

As a substitute of competing in classes by breed, agility canine compete primarily based on measurement. They’re divided into lessons — 8, 12, 16, 20 and 24 inches — with solely the peak of the obstacles adjusted. 

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What started at first of Westminster Weekend in New York with 330 of the highest canine from across the nation was narrowed down to 5 winners, with all of the motion airing on Fox Sports activities. Step apart, people!

This yr’s huge winner was Verb the Border Collie, who gained the 20-inch class and was quickest total with a time of 32.05 seconds, with handler Perry DeWitt. Simply attempt to sustain with this loopy blur of fur:

And whereas sure, each Verb and Gabby are extremely spectacular, and the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster is a contest of athleticism, we predict there’s room for yet one more class: appeal.

This yr’s huge winner within the proposed class is Winky the Bichon Frise, who didn’t break any velocity data sashaying across the course, however got here in first for showmanship. Take a look at him pausing on prime of the obstacles to acknowledge his adoring public!

So save the date for subsequent yr’s Westminster weekend of occasions on Piers 92 and 94 in Manhattan, together with a Meet the Breeds session that invitations the general public to pet the entire good girls and boys hoping for a spot within the huge present, in addition to your new favourite sporting occasion, the Masters Agility Championship.




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