Gabby the Papillon's run time was seconds shorter than her closest competitor
A little dog’s impressive speed has some wondering if her big ears double as little wings.
Gabby the Papillon wowed crowds, commentators and judges at 6th Annual Masters Agility Championship — a part of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
The 3-year-old dog made it to the final round of competition for the 8-inch division — the championship’s smallest division — and easily won the title of top dog, finishing the obstacle course in 39.31 seconds. The second place dog, also a Papillon, completed the course in 43.20 seconds.
While this time may sound somewhat speedy, you have to watch the video of Gabby’s performance to see how quick her little legs can truly move.
In the clip above, Gabby easily winds, leaps, weaves and turns through every trick the course has with help from her handler — the equally agile Andrea Samuels.
This comet of a dog wasn’t the only canine to win hearts at this year’s agility competition. While he didn’t take home a title, Rudy the bulldog left an impression.
Not known for being the swiftest of breeds, bulldogs don’t often compete in agility competitions. Rudy’s quick run proves that no canine should give up on their dreams.
Neither Rudy or Gabby took home the championship’s top prize; that honor belongs to Verb the Border Collie, who won his division and title of Master Agility Champion. Verb beat out the 329 other dogs who entered the championship thanks to his combined scores from the competition, including a 32.05-second run in the final round.