Minnesota border collie among top US agility dogs

Joni Steinbach, of New Ulm, trains her dog Sport in their backyard agility course, and they attend numerous competitions around the nation. In one recently, Sport placed fourth at the American Kennel Club National Dog Agility Championship in Reno, Nev., out of a field of 267 dogs in her class.
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Joni Steinbach, of New Ulm, trains her dog Sport in their backyard agility course, and they attend numerous competitions around the nation. In one recently, Sport placed fourth at the American Kennel Club National Dog Agility Championship in Reno, Nev., out of a field of 267 dogs in her class.

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