Twenty dogs have qualified for the ABC Agility finals at the world’s greatest dog event, Crufts.
The ABC (Anything But a Collie) semi-finals for medium dogs and large novice dogs were held at London’s biggest dog event, Eukanuba Discover Dogs at ExCeL London on 22nd and 23rd October, and saw ten dogs and their handlers qualify from each competition.
The semi-finals consisted of one round of agility and one round of jumping. The winners were those with the fewest combined faults in the fastest combined time, calculated over the two rounds of the semi-final. The medium competition is open to all agility grades and the large novice dogs had to be at grades 1-5 at the time of qualifying.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, commented: “Well done to all dogs and their handlers for qualifying for Crufts 2017 – it was an exciting competition and they all did so well. Every year the standards grow and this year was no exception. Good luck to everyone heading to the world’s biggest dog show next year – we look forward to seeing them all there.”
The qualifiers from the semi-finals were:
ABC semi-final for medium dogs
1st – Helen Anderson and Ag Ch Dinky Demon of Downunder
2nd – Hayley Telling and New Illusions Bi Enchantment Of The Five
3rd – Sarah Woodley and Basileas General Lucius
4th – Lara Staplehurst and Alfee’s Surprise
5th – Chantal Karyta and Licosteria Mai Sunseeker AW (B)
6th – Abigail Doxford and Annervalley Cassie
7th – Samantha Lane and Ag Ch Woodhouse Quartz of Daimonic
8th – Julie Dunlop and Hillside Jems Topaz
9th – Angie Edwards and Dunnellons Gotabe Crackers
10th – Marita Davies and Harvey Bird
ABC Semi-Final for large novice dogs
1st – Isaac Hartley and Kamikaze Keira
2nd – Gemma Swann and Oli’s Little Halo Kid AW (G)
3rd – Karen Young and Rock Sonata
4th – Kirsty Campbell and Jassendue Napos
5th – Tracey Moerel and Aytee Harvest Harlequin
6th – Elaine Sherwin and Penwest Phoebus at Tarnwalk AW (G)
7th – Debbie Prince and Highfield Princess AW (G)
8th – Richard Britton and Neville the Nutcase
9th – Kirsti Dix and Plining Polly
10th – Tracy Hunt and Russetvalley Rakos AW (G)
Eukanuba Discover Dogs took place at ExCeL London on 22nd and 23rd October. For further information, please visit the Eukanuba Discover Dogs website.
Crufts takes place from 9th – 12th March 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham.