Agility Vision has posted the winning runs from the 2010 AKC National Agility Championships. The finals course was designed to bring on the speed, and these dogs and handlers brought it. Stellar runs, amazing dogs and some daring handling. Although it was a lifetime thrill to be on the floor, watching these runs as they happened, it's nearly as exciting to watch them in video form.
I'm re-posting them here for your agility viewing pleasure:
Believe it or not, there were actually some dogs here that were faster, but faulted. Johanna, who runs Blink, is a wonderful and knowledgeable person, as well as handler. And Blink is the most adorable, alert and engaging little guy. The cutest thing is, his little paws are still running even after his mom has scooped him up to leave the course.
And Dylan and Angie are an awesome team. This dog has to be the fastest I've ever seen off the start line. Like she's being snapped off of it by a big rubber band. Believe it or not, her opening in the Challenger round was even faster. Mighty impressive and almost redefining the look of agility and the shape of the future as the AKC opens its doors to a wider mix of dogs.