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AKC Agility officially began January 1, 1994. The Jumpers With Weaves (JWW) classes officially began January 1, 1998. The AKC Agility Championship (MACH) program began January 1, 1999. Preferred classes were officially added beginning September 1, 2002. The Fifteen And Send Time (FAST) classes officially began January 1, 2007. The Time 2 Beat (T2B) classes officially began July 1, 2011. The AKC Preferred Agility Championship (PACH) program also began July 1, 2011. The Lifetime Achievement titles began July 1, 2012, in order to recognize consistency and longevity in the Master classes, both Regular and Preferred. Premier classes were officially added beginning October 1, 2015.
To obtain the PREFERRED AGILITY CHAMPION title (PACH), a dog must exhibit superior performance on the agility course. Speed and consistency are the two major qualities denoting "superior performance." In order to acquire the PACH title, a dog must achieve a minimum of 750 championship points and 20 double qualifying scores obtained from the Master Preferred Standard Agility class and the Master Preferred Jumpers With Weaves class.
Qualifying in both the Master Preferred Standard Agility class and the Master Preferred Jumpers With Weaves class on the same day equals one Double Q.
Following are the Irish Setters that have earned the prestigious PACH title. (verified AKC records thru 10-31-20)
MACH11 PACH2 Lakeffect's Jazmin Unleashed MXG4 MJC4 MXP7 MXPS MJP6 MJPS PAX2 FTC1 MFC TQX T2B3 T2BP
MACH3 PACH5 Salisbury's Irish Bucket O' Rust RN JH FDC MXG MJB2 MXP12 MXPC MJP18 MJPG2 PAX5 OF XFP T2B T2BP THDA CGCA TKN
PACH4 Lake Effect's Miss American Pie MX AXJ MXP21 MXPC2 MJP17 MJPG2 PAX6 OF T2BP2 CGC TKP
CH MACH2 PACH Harborlight Never Too Late CDX RE MXC MJG MXP4 MXPB MJP4 MJPB PAX T2B2 T2BP
PACH Redfeathers Priceless MXP4 MXPB MJP5 MJPS PAX NFP
GCH CH PACH2 Pinray's Ruaidri Mo Chuisle CD RE MXP10 MXPC MJP8 MJPG PAX2 XFP T2BP THDA CGC TKI
MACH PACH4 Redfeathers I Hope You Dance FDC MXB MJB MXP11 MXPC MJP15 MJPS2 PAX4 OF OFP T2B CGC TKN
PACH Santera Deaglan Mac Ruaidri Mo Chuisle MXP10 MXPC MJP9 MJPG PAX3 OFP
CH PACH2 Redfeathers Raising The Bar MXP9 MXPG MJP10 MJPC PAX2 XFP T2BP2 RATO CGC TKN
GCHB CH MACH PACH Rosette Mardi Gras BN RA JH MXB MJS MXP5 MXPS MJP6 MJPS PAX XF T2B T2BP
"The REAL JOY is in the PRIVILEGE and ABILITY to step to the start line with YOUR DOG BY YOUR SIDE, not in crossing the finish line victorious over others."
- Gail Storm
MACH PACH4 Bridget - 8 years old - November 2017
The time will come much too quickly
when you will gladly give back every Q,
every placement, and every title just to be able
to take your dog to the start line...one more time
- Loni Coleman
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