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Blended-breed canine wins Westminster Canine Present’s agility competitors for first time

Mixed breed dog wins Westminster Dog Shows agility competition for first time

Buddy Holly wins finest in present

Buddy Holly wins best in show at Westminster dog show


A Maryland canine named Nimble took dwelling main titles on the 148th Westminster Canine Present after racing by the occasion’s agility competitors, turning into the primary mixed-breed canine to win the occasion.

Nimble, dealt with by Cynthia Hornor, was named the Masters Agility Champion Winner and the All American Canine winner. The latter prize goes to the highest-scoring pup within the Masters Agility competitors.

Nimble additionally positioned first within the occasion’s 12-inch class.

Video shared by the event showcases Nimble’s spectacular race time of simply 28.76 seconds. The border collie-papillon combine leapt by a hoop, raced by a tunnel, quickly dodged poles and cleared a number of different hurdles alongside Hornor to take dwelling the highest prizes. Announcers could possibly be heard cheering wildly for Nimble as he dashed by the course, with Hornor offering steering.

That is the primary time a mixed-breed canine has received the agility competitors because it was launched in 2014. The competitors, which kicks off the canine present, is likely one of the solely occasions within the present that enables non-purebred canine to compete. The canine present, which is going down on the USTA Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Middle in New York, refers to non-purebred pups as all-American canine.

This is not the primary time Nimble’s handler, Hornor, took dwelling awards. In 2023, she took dwelling the Masters Agility Champion Winner trophy with a border collie named Truant. Truant completed the course even sooner than Nimble, with a time of 28.68 seconds, in response to the American Kennel Club.

The perfect in present prize, to be awarded Tuesday evening. Final yr, Buddy Hollya petit basset griffon Vendéen, was named the highest canine.

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