As of April 1, the new AKC Canine Partners program allows mixed breeds to compete in their Agility, Rally and Obedience events. Magi and Kokomo are among the mixed-breed dogs who jumped at the chance to compete in this venue.
Magi earned both his Novice Agility and Novice Agility Jumpers titles, and Kokomo earned her Novice Agility Jumpers title while running with handler Deborah Davidson Harpur.
Harpur said the PM2 Dog Agility Team is pleased that all of their canine athletes are now welcomed at AKC trials, and plan to do as many as they can.
She said Magi and Kokomo (along with Gigi, Rickie Roo, Mason and Chili Dog) would like to send a paws-up to AKC judges Ann Croft, Candy Gaiser, Ann McQuillen and Kylie Bourke, and thank them for their fun courses at the Agility Club of San Diego and Temecula Valley Agility Club events.
Gigi and Rickie Roo are also K9 reporters for TJ.LA.
PHOTO: Courtesy of Deborah Davidson Harpur