Canada Excels at the World Agility Open in Spain
Dr. Lane is very proud to have been part of the crew supporting the Canadian national agility team as they competed in the World Agility Open. He travelled with them to Oviedo Spain in order to resolve any musculoskeletal issues that might prevent the dogs from performing at their best.
27 countries competed, and Team Canada took them by storm, capturing 6 out of the 13 gold medals available to be won. Well done TEAM CANADA!
If you want to learn more about the dogs and handlers that did Canada proud, please see the posted pictures below.
Bullitt & Stephan
Chill and Tiffany worked very well together, with Chill doing most of the talking. Most of Chill’s photos were captured mid-bark.
Dice & Jessica
Dice and Jessica moved together like a pair of dancers. It was amazing to watch how well they communicated.
Favor & Lynda
Favor is a 7 year old powerhouse packed into a tiny frame. That dog could move.
Feature & Susan
Feature and Sue are both seasoned experts at international competition. Feature was one of Canada’s gold medal winners.
Funkee Monkee & Kayl
Funkee Monkee and Kayl won more gold medals than any other dog/handler team at Worlds! Both fast and powerful, Funkee made it look easy.
Fynn & Mark
Fynn was one of Canada’s tallest competitors and the only Malinois. He takes his job pretty seriously.
Jazz & Ann
At times, Jazz just seemed to levitate over the jumps. For such a little dog, Jazz caught some major air.
Ketcher & Anji
Ketcher was one of only a few golden retrievers to compete at Worlds, serving as a role model to all those couch potato goldens who were watching the games at home.
Ninja & Nicki
Ninja and Nicki hail from BC. At 8 years of age, Ninja shows no signs of slowing.
Recess & Kim
Recess and Kim have won medals together every time they’ve competed at Worlds. After this year’s bronze winning performance though, Recess is retiring.
Rush & Rebecca
Rush was always watching every move Rebecca made, already sizing up the next obstacle even before landing the last.
Slyce & Kayl
Slyce and Kayl also earned a gold medal. At age 11, Slyce did a good job of showing the young pups how it should be done.
Trix & Jessica
Tylt & Teri
Tylt and Teri took home another of Canada’s gold medals
Vegas & Barb
Don’t be deceived by Vegas’ fluffy cuteness. Beneath that long haircoat lies a well muscled athletic machine.
Wynd & Meaghan
This was Wynd’s first major competition since having a litter of puppies last winter. In a pre-race interview, Wynd said that she hoped her performance would serve as inspiration for mothers everywhere.