Shetland Sheepdog wins 2022 Westminster Dog Show Agility Trial

The winner of the 2022 Westminster Masters Agility Championship at the 146th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is a Shetland Sheepdog called Bee.

Bee was trained by trainer Jennifer Crank, who last won the agility category in 2020 with a Border Collie named P!nk.

After claiming the spoils in the 16-inch class, Bee finally claimed victory as the show’s overall agility champion. The event took place in Westchester County, New York.

You can watch footage of Bee’s winning performance in the video above as well as on the Westminster Dog Show. Twitter account.

Other Highlights from the 2022 Agility Trial

Beyond Bee’s impressive feat, some of the other agility champions from the 2022 show also include:

  • A Papillon named Lark won the 8-inch class for the second time in a row.
  • Kaboom, a nine-year-old Border Collie, won the 24-inch category for the fourth time.
  • A fellow Border Collie named Truant took the 20 inch class.

On a more humorous note, one of the most beloved dogs in this year’s show, an Italian pointer named Elvira, decided to take a more leisurely approach to the course and sniff each weaving pole as she strolled. . Watch his performance above!

How to start agility training with your dog

(Photo credit: Robert Nieznanski/Getty Images)

Did Bee’s champion performance inspire you to start thinking about adding agility training to your own pup’s exercise routine?

Here are some basic tips for agility training:

  • Some breeds like Border Collies and Aussies are natural to agility training, but all dogs will benefit from adding a few basic agility tasks to their regular routine.
  • Schedule a wellness visit for your dog with your regular veterinarian before beginning any new exercise regimen.
  • Find a local agility course or consider hiring a private trainer for your dog.
  • Remember that you don’t need to immediately rush out and buy expensive equipment; you can safely repurpose many household items into agility training aids!

What do you think of Bee’s champion performance? Have you taught your own dog some eye-catching agility skills? Let us know in the comments section below!

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