Crufts agility heat as easy as ABC
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A Sarah Woodley, 53, came second in the Medi- um ABC ( Anything But a Collie) Agility semi- finals at Eukanuba Discover Dogs held at ExCeL London with her four- yearold miniature American shepherd Bodey.
The pair will now com- pete at next year’s Crufts.
Handlers and dogs qualified to take part in the semi- finals by gaining points at qualifying heats held at agility shows across the country.
The grand finals of the two ABC competitions, medium and large novice, will take place at Crufts at the NEC, Birmingham, from March 8 to 11 featuring the top 10 dogs and handlers in each height from the semi- finals.
Sarah said: “It feels great to have finished second. I’ve been really impressed with the event.
“Bodey loved it and really fed off the crowd, which was really encouraging. He just went out there and didn’t feel the pressure – I think the crowd played a big part in his performance.”
Organised by the Kennel Club, the event includes nearly 200 breeds who take part in fun four- legged displays and ous competitions.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club secretary, said: “Eukanuba Discover Dogs is a wonderful celebration and is London’s biggest dog event. vari-