The 2015 Westminster Dog Show had plenty of talent, elegance and downright beauty on display. One of its most impressive performers was a border collie named Tex, who weaved, leapt and ran away with this year’s Masters Agility Championship.
Tex blew away the judges by competing the obstacle course in flawless form. (And by the way, we would love to give that course a try… how much fun does that look like!) Tex comes out of the gate like a shot, going from see saw to tunnel in a flash. He then breezes effortlessly through a series of obstacles, hoops and hurdles before the highlight of the night: the weave poles. Tex is a blur of agility as he negotiates them in the blink of an eye, and he’s gone before the crowd can finish cheering.
When he crosses the finish line, Tex is the most vocal of them all, letting his Mom know that he done good. In just under 31 seconds, that’s more than good, Tex. That’s championship good.
About the Westminster Dog Show
Founded in New York in 1877, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has become the most prestigious dog competition in the country, and is known as America’s Dog Show. Best in Show at Westminster is considered the most coveted award in all of dogdom. And this year’s winner was a beautiful beagle named Ms. P (full name “Ch Tashtins Lookin For Trouble”). While the show marked its 139th year, the Masters Agility Championship was celebrating its 2nd year of competition. And Tex beat out 330 other talented dogs to grab top honors.
One of the cooler facts about the agility contest is that it gave mixed-breed dogs a more prominent place at Westminster for the first time in the history of the competition. Now there’s a mixed-breed dog award at the show, which was won for the second year in a row by a husky mix named Roo.
Congrats to all the winners!