Monday, July 9, 2012

Teen Agility handler Brooke Knotek represents USA at European Open Junior Championship

Great Dane Photos
Lady, a Blue Merle Border Collie, competes with Brooke at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship last year
One of the things we love about agility is that you can play it with your dog in your own backyard or you can aspire to compete as far away as Austria. And that's exactly what one teenager from Minnesota is planning to do this weekend!

Brooke Knotek, a 17-year-old from St. Paul, Minn., and her pup Lady will be headed to the European Open Junior Agility competition in Pinkafeld, Austria July 13.  If the name Knotek sounds vaguely familiar, that's because we wrote about Kara Knotek, another junior who competed at the AKC/Eukanuba Agility Invitational last December. The two Knoteks aren't related, but they met at AKC/Eukanuba last year when they were crated next to each other and became fast friends!

You can read more about Brooke's journey here and contribute to her trip here, if you so desire.

Good luck Brooke!

Brooke guides Lady through the agility course at last December's AKC/Eukanuba trial in Orlando