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National dog agility league

National dog agility league

National dog agility league

The National Dog Agility League (NDAL), is a non-profit organization that promotes the sport of dog agility, and is headquartered in the United States. The NDAL hosts national, regional, and state level competitions throughout the United States. The NDAL is the national governing body of agility for dogs. NDAL members compete on all levels in the sport of agility.

Founding

The National Dog Agility League (NDAL) was established in 2003. A small group of local dog agility competitors got together and decided that the sport needed a national governing body. The first step was to create a national competition where the winners could compete for National Champion. There were about 15 competitors at the first meeting in the back room of a restaurant in the West End of Chicago, Illinois. The winners of the first National Championship meet, held in 2003 in Chicago, were:

Nadia, a 7-year-old Bichon Frise and the 2004 national agility champion.

Boomerang, a 7-year-old Boston Terrier and 2003 agility national champion.

Mango, a 7-year-old Chihuahua and 2003 agility national runner up.

Polly, a 7-year-old Yorkshire Terrier and 2003 agility national runner up.

The first three competitors were the owners. The fourth competitor, Boomerang, was a dog. Nadia, Mango and Polly were the only competitors from outside Chicago.

History of the National Dog Agility League

The NDAL was originally organized as a national competition. It was decided that the first NDAL Championship meet would be held in Chicago, Illinois in August 2003. Chicago was chosen because the first two dogs to win the national championships, Boomerang and Nadia, were from Chicago. There were 15 competitors at the first National Championship meet. The winners were:

Nadia, a 7-year-old Bichon Frise and the 2004 national agility champion.

Boomerang, a 7-year-old Boston Terrier and 2003 agility national champion.

Mango, a 7-year-old Chihuahua and 2003 agility national runner up.

Polly, a 7-year-old Yorkshire Terrier and 2003 agility national runner up.

The first three competitors were the owners. The fourth competitor, Boomerang, was a dog. Nadia, Mango and Polly were the only competitors from outside Chicago.

First Nationals

The next competition, in 2004, was held at The Chicago Agility Center, and was called the first ever National Dog Agility League National Championships. It was won by Boomerang, who was the same dog who had been national champion in 2003, and the dog owners of Mango and Nadia, who would also go on to be national champions in 2005. The remning 8 dogs and 8 owners who participated in the first meet were:

Boomerang, a 7-year-old Boston Terrier and 2003 agility national champion.

Nadia, a 7-year-old Bichon Frise and the 2004 national agility champion.

Mango, a 7-year-old Chihuahua and 2003 agility national runner up.

Polly, a 7-year-old Yorkshire Terrier and 2003 agility national runner up.

Velvet, a 7-year-old Dachshund and 2003 agility national runner up.

Lily, a 7-year-old Maltese and 2003 agility national runner up.

Clara, a 7-year-old Pomeranian and 2003 agility national runner up.

Owl, a 7-year-old Pekingese and 2003 agility national runner up.

Duck, a 7-year-old mixed breed and 2003 agility national runner up.

Jasmine, a 7-year-old Chihuahua and 2003 agility national runner up.

Lavender, a 7-year-old mixed breed and 2003 agility national runner up.

Lily, a 7-year-old Maltese and 2003 agility national runner up.

Second Nationals

The second National Dog Agility League Championship meet was held in 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boomerang won agn, and the 2005 National Dog Agility League National Championship. The 2005 meet also included the first ever NDAL National Championship. The first dog to win a National Championship, and the first to win a National Championship in a National Championship meet was Nadia, who won the 2004 National Championship. Nadia also won the 2005 National Championship, which was held in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was followed by Boomerang, who agn was the 2005 National Champion, and then by Mango, who was a close second in 2005, and was followed by Polly. In 2005, eight competitors won the National Championship:

Boomerang, a 7-year-old Boston Terrier and 2005 agility national champion.

Nadia, a 7-year-old Bichon Frise and 2005 agility national champion.

Mango, a 7-year-old Chihuahua and 2005 agility national runner up.

Polly, a 7-year-old Yorkshire Terrier and 2005 agility national runner up.

Velvet, a 7-year-old Dachshund and 2005 agility national runner up.

Lavender, a 7-year-old mixed breed and 2005 agility national runner up.

Clara, a 7-year-old Pomeranian and 2005 agility national runner up.

Owl, a 7-year-old Pekingese and 2005 agility national runner up.

Jasmine, a 7-year-old Chihuahua and 2005 agility national runner up.

Duck, a 7-year-old mixed breed and 2005 agility national runner up.

Third Nationals

In 2006, the National Dog Agility League changed its format from an individual national championship to a team national championship. Teams are composed of 4 dogs and 1 owner. The first two teams in 2006 were Boomerang's Team and the Team of Mango and Nadia. These two teams won the first two places in the 2006 National Dog Agility League Team Championship. The winning team was composed of Bo


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