The Minnesota sun wasn’t shining as the tryouts kicked off, but the talent from the participating dogs certainly shone brightly at the Hopkins Pavilion. The exciting tryouts saw dogs competing in small, medium and large categories for a coveted spot on the AKC/USA Agility World Team. Every run was as action packed as the next. In the true spirit of agility, camaraderie filled the air. As each team ran all out, the crowd responded by cheering them on enthusiastically.
As official sponsor of the AKC/USA Agility World Team, i Love Dogs wishes to congratulate these members of the 2008 team!
Joan Meyer and Neil (Shetland Sheepdog)
Ashley Deacon and Luka (Pyrenean Shepherd)
Linda Mecklenburg and Super (Border Collie)
Marcy Mantell and Wave (Shetland Sheepdog)
Paulette Swartzendruber and Rush (Shetland Sheepdog)
Marcus Topps and Juice (Border Collie)
AKC/USA Agility World Team
These skillful dogs and handlers are bound for the FCI Agility World Championships in Helsinki, Finland, in September. More dogs will be joining the team, with final selections announced by the end of May.