Agility World Champions Crowned in Scottsdale

Nearly 1,000 of the world’s best canine athletes from ten different countries competed for five days straight in Scottsdale, AZ earlier this month. In six different jump heights, only one dog came home with the 2016 Grand Prix of Dog Agility® World Championship crown at the Cynosport World Games.

The winners in the following jump heights are:

  • 12 Inches – Diane O’Reily with Rauri Belle, a Poodle from Hockessin, DE
  • 14 Inches — Abbey Beasley with Dreamer, a Shetland Sheepdog from Lewis County, OH
    • Their second year in a row
  • 16 Inches – Ashley Deacon with Dash, a Pyre Shepherd from Pacifica, CA
  • 18 Inches – Channon Fosty and Kirk, a Border Collie from Newark, CA
  • 22 Inches – Susan Garrett with Swagger, a Border Collie from Ontario, Canada
  • 26 Inches – Laura Pryse with Hot Shot, a Border Collie from Morgan Hill, CA

(Jump heights are based on how tall the dogs measure at the tip of their shoulder blades.)

Cynosport was live-streamed and featured an «instant replay» during each of the tournament finals.

The event was sponsored by Zuke’s, All Natural and Healthy Dog Treats, GlycoFlex, a pioneer in canine joint health and Multi Radiance Medical lasers.

Besides the World Championship event, three other tournaments are held during the annual Cynosport World Games – the $10,000 Dog Agility Steeplechase, Dog Agility Masters Team Tournament and the Masters Challenge Biathlon.

Cynosport is truly a unique, spectator friendly event. Besides watching the top agility competitors from around the world compete, other exciting «paws on» events are offered to promote responsible pet ownership including Splash Dogs, lure coursing and an «Agility 101» event.

The event is hosted by the United States Dog Agility Association, the world’s largest, independent canine sports authority. We’re dedicated to promoting the sport of dog agility as a recreational, family sport that fosters responsible pet ownership.

The dates for the 2017 Cynosport World Games are Oct. 25 — 29, 2017in Murfreesboro, TN.