2012 Team Short List Announced

Announcing the 2012 AKC USA World Team Short List!

For 2012 the process of recognition of the top World Team Candidates and notification of the final Team member choices has been changed. This year we are pleased to announce that we have created a short list for each height category. This Short List includes the top Candidates and it is from this Short List that the Final Team Members are chosen.

The remaining team members and alternates will be announced at 12:00 Noon EST on Wednesday May 23, 2012 on the AKC website on the World Championship pages. A post will also be made to the Team Tryouts list as well as a personal email sent to each person on the Short List. After that, the announcement will be made here at www.usagilityteam.com

There will be 12 dog and handler teams on the AKC/USA Agility World Team. There are 5 team positions to fill as we already have 7 existing team members. Existing team members are as follows:


  • Small: Marcy Mantell & Wave, Denise Kilpatrick & Tyler
  • Medium: Ashley Deacon & Luka, Laurene Galgano & Token, John Nys and Rush
  • Large: Tori Self & Revolution, Silvina Bruera & Tcam


Congratulations to the following teams who have made it to the AKC/USA Agility World Team 2012 Short list:

Small dogs-2 will be chosen

Short list: (in alphabetical order)

  1. Jennifer Crank & Salsa
  2. Barb Davis & Skecher
  3. Laura Dolan & Race
  4. Dee Anna Gamel & Kelsi
  5. Joan Meyer & Neil


Medium dogs-1 will be chosen

Short list (in alphabetical order)

  1. Karen Beattie Massey & Bella
  2. Jean Lavalley & Cheer
  3. Melanie Miller & Smitten
  4. Maureen Waldron & Mickle


Large Dogs-2 will be chosen

Short List  (in alphabetical order)

  1. Channan Fosty & Icon
  2. Stacy Peardot & Maze
  3. Daisy Peel & Solar
  4. Lisa Ross & Cool
  5. Terry Smorch & Presto


Congratulations to all the Candidates who made it to the AKC/USA Agility World Team 2012 Short List!

And, don’t forget to show your support for the team by visiting the store and buying a supporter shirt!

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