This was the first year that preferred dogs were eligible to compete at agility nationals, I wasn't sure what to make of this.....but what the heck, why not!! I think they were expecting a much larger turn out and the number of dogs representing each height was decided on *before* entry numbers were in, a whopping 78% of preferred dogs at the national made it to finals.
The big news though, a pug ended up 2nd place in the preferred 8" division. Way to go, Kris Huet and Bogie. I'm not familiar with them, so I don't know where they're from or how long they've been competing. I got the livestream, so I saw two of their runs, he's a nice running pug! Kris looked to be calm and smooth in finals too. A great representation of what pugs can do!