St Albans dog and owner crowned Agility champions at Crufts

Geek, a Border Collie from St Albans, Hertfordshire, has won one of the country’s most prestigious agility competitions after triumphing in the Kennel Club Agility Championships at Crufts on Sunday 10th March.

Owner, Dan Shaw, and Geek won in the Large category after competing against eleven other dogs and handlers in both jumping and agility. Taking place at the world’s greatest dog show, they were up against the top large dogs from around the country.

Large, medium and small dogs and their handlers who had won an Agility Certificate at a championship show in 2018 took part in the Kennel Club Agility Championships to compete for the title of Agility Champion.

Proud Dan said: “Winning hasn’t sunk in yet but I imagine it’s a good feeling! This is the first time I’ve won such a big final so I’m not sure when it’s going to – hopefully one day! Leading up to it I felt nervous as hell, sick but excited.

“It was actually a really nice course. As soon as I saw it I knew I liked it, it was quite challenging and it suited my dog and it was fast.”

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “Very well done to Geek and Dan on their brilliant achievement in the main arena, which showed that the pair had a really strong bond.

“All of the finalists of the Agility Championships should be very proud of their accomplishments, it is the most prestigious of all the agility competitions at Crufts and everyone who competed has done extremely well.”

For images from Crufts 2019, please visit