SIOUX CITY (KTIV) — A local Siouxland pup won big at the National Canine Performance Championships.
Kinnick is an award-winning Shiba Inu Jack Russell mix, who was adopted from the Siouxland Humane Society. After years of training, at the age of 11 he was still able to beat 700 dogs and secure first place at the CPE Nationals. The event took place in early June in Springfield, Ohio.
“It’s an obstacle course with jumps and an A-frame and a dog walk, things he has to go over, and most of them are number courses, so he only has to follow the numbers in my direction,” said Loan Hensley, Kinnick’s owner.
Scoring for the competition was based on the quality of the dog’s course and how fast he was able to complete it. Some people would not believe that a dog adopted into a humane society can beat purebred dogs. But Kinnick proved them all wrong.
“He competed against all these thoroughbreds and always came out on top, so it just goes to show that it doesn’t really matter, it’s really just the training, and the time you put into it, and the love you give them, but they’ll give it back to you a million times over what you give them, I guarantee that,” Hensley said.
After years of competition, Kinnick and Loan hope others will follow in their adoption footsteps.
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