NEW YORK (AP) — A border collie named Kelso has won the first-ever agility competition at the Westminster Kennel Club show.
And a husky mix called Roo! got a special award for the best mixed-breed dog at Saturday's event. It marked the first time mixes have appeared at the nation's premier dog show since early in its 138 years.
About 225 dogs competed in the agility trial at Pier 94 in New York City.
They spanned 63 different breeds, from tiny papillons and toy poodles to such big dogs as Doberman pinschers and Rottweilers.
The dogs raced through a course of jumps, tunnels, ramps, and other obstacles as handlers guided them with signals and calls. The dogs were judged on both accuracy and speed.
The traditional breed judging begins Monday.