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SNIPPETS

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  • Brilliant start! 1st place and Gold in Large Team Agility at IMCA / PAWS for GB iin Czech Republic while Yvonne Goode is Para Agility Champion, (IMCA / PAWC)
     

  • The venue location for the Agility Rocks November and December shows has been changed.  (Show Diary)
     

  • The latest Kennel Club newsletter including FAQs. is now available on-line (The Scribe)
     

  • Judge's courses from KCI are now available along with all the results. (Kennel Club web site)
     

  • There is a new LOW 550 Jumping Cup for handlers in Scotland now. (Low 550 Scotland)
     

  • An open letter to The Kennel Club regarding the use of the collapsible tunnel at KC licensed tests from some top handlers. (Show Snippets)
     

  • Effective immediately... UK Agility is suspending the use of the collapsible tunnel at all UKA shows. (UKA News)
     

  • Results from the main competitions at the Kennel Club International Festival are now available. (Show Snippets)
     

  • Correction: The closing date for the Train in The Ring show on is 27 August and not 17 September. (Show Diary)
     

  •  The closing date of the Hare 'n Hounds Autumn show has been extended. (Show Diary)
     

  • The date of the Agility Ability show scheduled for  12th March clashes with Crufts so it has been changed to 5th March 2017. (Show Diary)
     

  • The Kennel Club has announced the squad dates for Agility Team GB and YKC Agility Team GB. (Show Snippets)
     

  • T&A Independent Show Leagues Finals will be run at the October 22nd Show at the World Horse Welfare. (Show Diary)


NEWS & INFO

Kennel Club News
Find out what was discussed and what was decided at the latest KC Agility Liaison Council meeting. There's a lot going on.

UKA News
Effective as of 19 August 2016... UK Agility and UK Agility International are suspending the use of the collapsible tunnel at all UKA shows.

Yvonne Goode at CruftsCharity News
Drum roll please... The auction to raise funds to send Yvonne Goode to the Hallwang Clinic in Germany for life saving immunotherapy has raised an amazing £11,454.50!

After hearing the sad news about Yvonne Goode, Lotta Bowers has set up an Agility Against Cancer group support to anyone from our community who needs help. All profits will go directly to help fund treatment for the chosen person.

Suppliers News
Gain a competitive edge with FitDog Nutritional Drinks which provide hydration and energy boost at shows and training. Developed by dog sport enthusiasts in collaboration with veterinary and food technology experts in Finland, it is available exclusively in the UK from Colimanor.

Training & Education
Established agility club based in East London has an opportunity for another agility club to take over the venue and offer training on Monday nights to an existing group of agility handlers.

Sponsorship News
Lintbell's, sponsors of the Agilitynet Winning Out Certificates, has received a Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation.


 

Training Places & Spaces
Starting a new group of beginners, looking for few competing handlers to fill your classes or needing a few people to fill a workshop or seminar? Email the details and we will post them for you.
  • Keston AC (Kent)


RESCUE US

Here are some of the latest arrivals but there are many more looking for active homes.

You can now add potential agility dogs direct, using the on-line form. This is a free to rescue organisations and private individuals!

E-VENTS

Events added in the last two weeks.

'The Agilitynet site has really helped me in the past to find training courses for me to attend. I have done training courses all over the country and thoroughly enjoyed them.' Marianne Tembey


SCHEDULES

Sorry but it's not be practical to list ALL the schedules available here for space reasons so we've opted for those that we've received in the last two weeks. The shows in red are closing this week so hurry hurry if you want to enter. Schedules can now be downloaded direct from the Show Diary page.

A Grade Change Form is available via a link on the front page of iSS


Attention: Show Organisers Click here to input your essential show details onto the iSS Show Diary.


WHAT'S NEW...

The Animal Health Co Classic
Reports from three more heats of the Animal Health Company Classic from Dog Vegas - Matlock, Wye Valley and Chipping Norton.

Attention all Animal Health Company Classic finalists ... there is still time to enter the main show, held in conjunction with The Malvern Autumn Food & Country Fair.

Royal Canin® Agility Challenge
A lot has changed in agility since 1981 and the very first Rugby DTC Agility show, but not the excitement of  qualifying for a final. More finalists named for Malvern. Plus a refreshing qualifiers view from Team Hollie at the Pet Show heats at Stoneleigh.

Job Search
The Young Kennel Club (YKC) Agility Team GB is looking for three experienced people to join the 2016/17 coaching team. Deadline for applications is 30th September.

Sing a Song of Shelties
The England Shetland Sheepdog is Lian Knight's agility breed of choice. The smart and speedy. And she ought to know as she's had a dozen of them - all with names starting with the letter 'S.'

Agility Bucket List
With all the various 'bucket lists' going around, Roger Brown thought he'd do a fun one for Agility. How many things have you done? And is there anything else you would like to add?

Pic of the Week
Amanda Williams has been making her friends laugh with this picture of her dog chillin' at the Rugby show. 'Oops too much Rescue Remedy!


QUALIFIERS & FINALS

There's an extra 'fun run' qualifier for every Grade level now, not just the Advanced dogs. You can find a qualifier to suit you by using the Qualifiers button on the Show Diary page. Don't be shy. Go for it!

Skinners Jumping Grand Prix
It's never easy achieving two clear rounds in a row at speed but the winners of the first Skinners Grand Prix at Chatsworth did just that and more in front of a huge audience.
Agria Pet Insurance Grand Prix
Congratulations to Wendy Dugmore and Marble Archie whp won the second Agria Pet Insurance Grand Prix, judged by Selena Bray, at The Pet Show - Stoneleigh. Ladies, you done good!
LOW 550
Starting in July 2016, there will be a new national jumping competition called LOW 550 for handlers wishing to compete in a prestigious qualifier at the same height as the Lower Height Option at Kennel Club Agility tests, sponsored by the SMART Clinic.

4th Height Jumping Cup
After less than ideal weather during the build up to DogFest at Windsor Great Park, the finals for the 4th Height Jumping cup were exciting to watch and testing for the the handler/dog teams. Congratulations to the winners.

Brillo Bounce
Congratulations to everyone who has qualified so far for the Brillo International Bounce Finals which will be held at Blenheim ATC Agility Show Weekend on 10th September 2016, judged by Championship Agility Judge Mike Hallam.


AGILITY LEAGUES

Senior Agility League
There is still time to enter the Senior Agility League if you are 55 years or over. It's just a bit of fun and anything goes point-wise as long as you get a rosette for it!

Poodle Training Club
The Poodle Training Club Agility League, sponsored by Wild Wash, is a fun agility league for purebred Poodles of all sizes.


SPECIALS

Going Platinum
Jean Tuck's Shetland Sheepdog Glen (Ag.Ch. Japaro Cool Jazz at Craygill) has made history by becoming the first dog of any breed to be awarded the new Platinum Agility Warrant. Sadly there is no happy ending to this story.

News flash... Congratulations to Sarah Crouch's Chase (Canen Cosmic Sindy) who has become the first dog of any breed to be awarded the Diamond Agility Warrant.

Hot Tips
Now that the good weather has arrived, we'd like to share some good advice from those nice people at Little Revel End© on how to keep your dogs as happy in the sun as their humans.

Agility at Chatsworth
Chatsworth Country Fair has played host to Agility for more than 21 years and introduced the Land Rover Jump & Drive, a unique competition never seen in Agility before.

Change for the Better
If you could change just one thing about agility, what would it be? Or is it perfect the way it is?

We Happy Few
Peter Lewis, one of the founding fathers of agility, relates what really happened behind the scenes at the first ever agility demonstration. Essential reading for anyone who loves agility.

The Bracco Italiano and Agility
The Bracco Italiano is a noble and ancient hunt, point, retrieve hound rarely seen in the agility ring... until now. Anne Brierley loves running her three and proved that they can work well despite distractions.

Caravan Maintenance
The caravan is one of the most expensive purchases in agility competitor's life. Dave Camble of Caravan Diagnostics, argues it's worth the extra money to do  regular checks to ensure comfort and reliability, keep up the re-sale value and guarantee the safety of you and your dogs.


WANTED...

How can we help you find that elusive item you've been desperately seeking? Try a free 'want' ad. If you don't ask, you might not get.


STANDARD FEATURES

Agility Champ Dogs
Congratulations to Hannah Houldsworth with Bell, Jenny Lambert with Wizz and Monica Kerr with Kayla who achieved Ag.Ch. status this past weekend.

KC Agility Council Reps
Isn't it time that you contacted your area rep and let them know what you think about the issues facing agility today? They want to hear your opinions.

Judge's A-List
Newly qualified KC and UKA judges, please put your name forward for the Judge's A-List. Show secretaries will be booking shows for next year and it is a great way to get on the radar.

Last 10 judges to join or update their entries:-

  • Alison Grimes - Updated

  • Kayleigh Gulliford

  • Derek Robinson

  • Oliver Rigby

  • Garry Smith - updated

  • Stephanie Wilson Astbury - updated

  • Lynne Shore - updated

  • Jackie Kenny - updated

  • David Isbister - updated

  • Charlotte Allen - updated


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REVIEWS

Agility Course Plans
Looking for some ideas for practicing in the garden or training at Club. Zeffrienne D’Ulivo-Rogers reviews Helen Anderson's new book which is chocked full of more than 250 suggestions for agility exercises and full size ring course plans .

The Adventures of Two Poodles & a Mouse
Gill Pipe reviews the delightful Adventures of Two Poodles and a Mouse. It's is a perfect gift for kids of all ages, not just poodle lovers. Based on two agility dogs and their little friend, it was written by an agility widower Wilfred (aka Derek) Cheek.

Wicked Hounds Recurve Sports Collar
Top competitor Lucy Osborne reviews this new collar designed by a vet and top agility competitor in Australia, specifically for performance dogs.

iFetch
Julie Tait kindly reviewed the iFetch automatic ball launcher for Agilitynet with the help of her dogs Alfie and Poppy. What fun they had!

Chaser Toys
Stacey Irwin-Burns reviews Chaser-Toys motivational bungee and non-bungee toys.

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