American Kennel Club Announces Tulsa, Oklahoma Will Host 2008 National Agility Championships
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New York, NY— Today the American Kennel Club® announced that the National Agility Championship will be held at Ford Truck and Mustang arenas in Tulsa, Oklahoma on March 28-30, 2008. This is the second time the state will host the AKC® National Agility Championship, which will feature teams competing for top titles in the AKC’s fastest growing canine sport.
The Ford and Mustang arenas are located adjacent to one another in the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex, and will be able to accommodate up to five agility rings. The 13th annual AKC National Agility Championships will award six National Agility Championship titles to dogs in the 8”, 12”, 16”, 20”, 24” and 26” jump height categories.
Agility allows dogs and handlers to demonstrate their agile nature and versatility by overcoming a challenging course of obstacles, such as weave poles, tunnels, jumps and seesaws. Teams who have earned at least 6 double qualifying scores and 400 speed points will be eligible to compete in the national championship.
“We are thrilled to be holding the nationals at the Ford and Mustang arenas in Tulsa. With over 1,000 teams likely to compete, these venues will be ideal for competitors as well as spectators,” said Sharon Anderson, AKC Agility Director. “We look forward to working with all agility enthusiasts in the state of Oklahoma who will help us put on a top notch event.”
For more information about the 2008 AKC National Agility Championship, visit: http://www.akc.org/events/agility
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