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Sun Jun 13, 2021, 05:20 PM

Border collie Verb wins agility title at unique Westminster

JENNIFER PELTZ,
Associated Press
June 11, 2021
Updated: June 12, 2021 4:35 a.m.



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Verb, a border collie, competes during the finals of the agility competition at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in Tarrytown, N.Y., Friday, June 11, 2021. Verb has zoomed and not the virtual way to a second-time win in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show's agility contest. Verb and handler Perry DeWitt of Wyncote, Pennsylvania, also won the title in 2019.Mary Altaffer/AP

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The competitors could run, jump and weave — and, for the first time, relax by rolling in the grass.

The 145-year-old Manhattan event, usually held indoors in February, instead is happening outdoors at a suburban estate because of pandemic precautions that also closed the show to the public.

A border collie named Verb zoomed — and not the virtual way — to a second-time win with handler Perry DeWitt, three days before the dog's eighth birthday. The two also won the agility championship in 2019.

“He loves it. He puts it all out there,” said DeWitt, of Wyncote, Pennsylvania. “It's his favorite thing to do. He just goes for it.”

More:
https://www.chron.com/news/article/For-dogs-Westminster-show-s-move-is-a-breath-of-16242588.php#taboola-5

Who hasn't lost his/her heart to a beautiful dog/spirit? Border collies are incomparable beings.

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Reply Border collie Verb wins agility title at unique Westminster (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jun 13 OP
exboyfil Jun 13 #1
Judi Lynn Jun 13 #2
Skittles Jun 13 #3
Goonch Jun 13 #4
elleng Jun 13 #5
CousinIT Jun 13 #6
TomSlick Jun 13 #7
Journeyman Jun 13 #8
Judi Lynn Jun 24 #12
Karadeniz Jun 13 #9
wnylib Jun 13 #10
Duppers Jun 13 #11

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 05:30 PM

1. The sibling on my daughter's sheltie

got 4th place in the 8 inch (she is small for a sheltie).

A more distant relative of her border collie won the 24 inch.

It is my daughter's dream to eventually make this competition.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 05:35 PM

2. That could be a terrific experience, by all means! Best wishes. 🍀

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 05:36 PM

3. I love the interviewer at the end

she's all made up but you can tell she loves dogs, kisses Verb

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 06:18 PM

4. Thank you thank you

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 06:19 PM

5. Did a great showing!

I happened to catch it, while visiting my daughter.

NEXT, @ 7, BEST IN SHOW!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 06:41 PM

6. Video:

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Response to CousinIT (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 07:10 PM

7. Thanks.

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Response to CousinIT (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 07:43 PM

8. Thanks. I was hoping someone had posted this . . .

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Response to CousinIT (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 05:16 AM

12. OMG! That was beautiful! He's so unbelievably fast. So much heart, and enthusiasm. Thank you! ❤️️ ❤️

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 07:46 PM

9. I saw it, too!. In the first round, there were a Chinese Crested and a Pomeranian who were a thrill

To watch!!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 08:03 PM

10. Border collies rule.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 10:55 PM

11. "Border collies are incomparable beings."

They indeed are! I've had 2 BC heartmelting sweethearts in my life. In addition, my 2 Labs and our standard Collie were close equals.

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