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Border Collie set to take Europe by storm

Award-winning dream duo Katie Mitchell and Border Collie Rocky, have been selected to represent Great Britain in the British Agility Team at the European Open, next year.

Katie Mitchell and Border Collie RockyThe thriving double act will, in July, see themselves up against some of the international favourites at the competition taking place in Germany. The Yorkshire-based pair will be sponsored by Wagg Foods.

Katie (now eighteen years old) began training six-year-old Rocky when he was a puppy. It soon became obvious that Katie’s dedication - teamed with Rocky’s speed and intelligence - created an amazing pairing. Now, they train at home on a daily basis, twice a week at local clubs in Harrogate and Thirsk and spend the weekends travelling the country (and continent!) competing in shows.

Agility has now established itself as the fastest growing dog sport and, with more than 200 entrants in each class, the shows are highly competitive.

Tom Page, Director of Sales and Marketing at Wagg, congratulates Katie and Rocky, “Katie and Rocky are a fantastic team, who epitomise all that is good about dog ownership. Wagg are proud to be able to sponsor such a flourishing partnership, and wish them the best of luck for the competition in July.”

Katie said: “I love training Rocky and he enjoys taking part in the competitions. We are really looking forward in anticipation to even more success”.