2014 AWC Short List Announced

2014 AWC Short List Announced

For 2014 our process of recognition of the top World Team Candidates will once again begin with notification of the teams which are on the Short List for each height category. It is from this list that we are choosing the 6 Team Members that did not win their Team spot at International Teams Tryouts. Please join me in congratulating those teams that are recognized on the AKC/USA Agility World Championships Team Short List.

Large Dogs

Ashley Anderson and Psi, Border Collie
Silvina Bruera and TCam, Border Collie
Roseanne Demascio and Strafe, Border Collie
Shane Miller and Luna, Belgian Malinois
Kerry Smith and Hype, Border Collie
Jen Voelkel and Tonic, Border Collie
John Nys and Trick, Border Collie

Medium dogs

Karen Beattie Massey and Bella, Pumi
Denise Kilpatrick and Jovey, Shetland Sheepdog
Kathleen Oswald and Whimzy, Shetland Sheepdog
Maureen Waldron and Michael, Shetland Sheepdog
Maureen Waldron and Mickle, Shetland Sheepdog

Small Dogs

Katie Conn and Ritz, Shetland Sheepdog
Terry Herman and Idgie, Miniature Poodle
Karen Holik and Ice, Shetland Sheepdog
Denise Kilpatrick and Tyler, Shetland Sheepdog
Monique Plinck and Tiki, Papillon

There will be 12 dog and handler teams on the AKC/USA Agility World Team. There are 6 team positions to fill as we already have 6 existing team members. Existing team members are as follows:

Small: Cassie Schmidt and Bliss, Kim Line-Berget and Racket
Medium: Geri Hernandez and Switch, John Nys and Rush
Large: Desiree Snelleman and Pace, Lisa Ross and Cool

One alternate will also be chosen for each height team. Should that alternate be unable to remain in that position, another alternate will be chosen from the Short List. Congratulations everyone!

The final Team members and alternates will be announced at 2 PM, Monday, May 19, 2014 on the AKC website at the Agility World Championship page. Soon after that a post will also be made to the Team Tryouts list as well as a personal email sent to each person on this Short List.

With regards,

Nancy Gyes

AKC/USA Agility World Team Coach

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