Dog Agility World Championships Nov. 9–13 in Scottsdale

(submitted photo)

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Over 900 dogs from 11 different countries are headed to WestWorld of Scottsdale Nov. 9–13, for the 29th annual Grand Prix of Dog Agility World Championships and $10,000 Dog Agility Steeplechase, the two headline attractions at the 2016 Cynosport World Games.

These are the world’s fastest and best canine athletes, completing a 170 yard obstacle course in 40 seconds or less while being navigated by their human partner, according to a press release.

Join the fun with your dog and participate in “paws-on” activities like Splash Dogs, lure coursing, herding instinct testing, Rally Obedience, an “Agility 101” course and a pet lovers shopping paradise.

Daily activities run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with evening events scheduled Friday and Saturday beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults.

The excitement takes place at WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road, in Scottsdale.

Competitors will be battling for the sport’s most coveted prizes, the Grand Prix of Dog Agility World Champion title and to compete for more than $10,000 in prize money in the Dog Agility Steeplechase.

For everyone’s safety, well-behaved dogs on leashes no longer than six feet are welcome to attend. Retractable leashes, choke and prong collars are not allowed, the release stated.

More details and information at www.cynosport.com or at 888-244-5489.

The event is hosted by the United States Dog Agility Association, the world’s largest, independent canine sports authority, dedicated to promoting the sport of dog agility as a recreational, family sport that fosters responsible pet ownership.

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