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Alabama Team to Compete for Top Dog Title in AKC Agility Invitational

December 11, 2008

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ — Ready. Set. Go! An Alabama man
and his award winning Miniature Schnauzer will be among contenders when the
swiftest, most agile dogs in the nation vie for the top spot at the
prestigious American Kennel Club(R) Agility Invitational. Webb Anderson of
McCalla, Alabama and his Miniature Schnauzer, Nigel, will compete against the
top dogs in the country at the Dec. 13-14 event in Long Beach, California.

During the event, Webb and Nigel will run the timed agility course,
off-leash, striving for a perfect score of 100. Any missed obstacles or other
mistakes result in penalty faults which are deducted from the score. The AKC
Agility Invitational will air on cable television’s Animal Planet in 2009.

MACH 7 Gala First Class Event, Nigel, a Miniature Schnauzer, has ranked
among the Top 5 Agility Miniature Schnauzers throughout his career. He has
competed as a finalist at numerous AKC Agility National Championships and
represented the United States at the 2007 European Open. Nigel can be seen in
action on www.agilek9path.com.

Agility, the AKC’s fastest-growing canine sport, allows dogs to
demonstrate their nimble nature and versatility by maneuvering a challenging
course of obstacles, including tunnels, weave poles, jumps and seesaws. The
top five ranked agility dogs in each of the 158 AKC recognized breeds are
invited to attend this prestigious event. In addition, this competition is
open to the qualifying international agility competitors in their respective
countries.

Webb and Nigel have competed at the Invitational every year in Long Beach.
Webb Anderson is a nationally recognized agility trainer. He owns Performance
Plus Canines and has developed a system for training both handlers and dogs in
agility. His training facilities are located in McCalla, Alabama and in
Canton, Georgia.

SOURCE Performance Plus Canines


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