Kelowna's Meghan Turton and her dog

Kelowna teen and canine partner heading worlds

Meghan Turton and her dog, Jazz, will compete for Canada at the world agility championships

Meghan Turton is about to make her second trip across the Atlantic for an international competition.

And once again, the 15-year-old from Kelowna will be accompanied by her canine companion.

Meghan and Jazz, a six-year-old Shetland sheepdog, will be competing at the IFCS World Agility Championships, April 13 to 17 in the Netherlands.

Turton is the youngest member and only child on the 20-member Canadian team.

The two started their journey together when Meghan was just nine and two years later, she and Jazz entered their first agility trial in October 2011.

In 2014, Meghan and Jazz fulfilled a dream by qualifying for Canada’s national team, then attending their first IFCS World Agility Championship last April in Italy.

Her mom Cindy says Meghan “has a natural talent and is very passionate about the sport.”

Jazz is described as “a sassy, high-energy six-year-old Shetland Sheepdog who loves the game of agility.”

Meghan and Jazz spent much of spring break in Edmonton working with their coach.

Turton is a Grade 10 student at Okanagan Mission Secondary.

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