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The venue location for the Agility Rocks
November and December shows has been changed.
The latest Kennel
Club newsletter including FAQs. is now available on-line
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
Effective immediately... UK Agility is
suspending the use of the collapsible tunnel at all UKA shows.
Results from the main
competitions at the Kennel Club International Festival are now
Correction: The closing
date for the Train in The Ring show on is 27 August and not 17
The closing date of the
Hare 'n Hounds Autumn show has been extended.
The date of the Agility Ability show
March clashes with Crufts so it has been changed to 5th March 2017.
The Kennel Club has announced the squad
dates for Agility Team GB and YKC Agility Team GB.
T&A Independent Show Leagues Finals
will be run at the October 22nd Show at the World Horse Welfare.
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.
Effective as of 19 August 2016... UK Agility and UK Agility International
are suspending the use of the collapsible tunnel at all UKA shows.
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.
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
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.
Lintbell's, sponsors of the Agilitynet Winning Out Certificates, has
received a Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation.
Starting a new group of beginners, looking for few competing
handlers to fill your classes or needing a few people to fill a workshop
the details and we will post them for you.
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
This is a free to rescue organisations and private individuals!
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.'
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.
Reports from three more heats of the Animal Health
Company Classic from Dog Vegas - Matlock, Wye Valley and Chipping
Animal Health Co Classic
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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!
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
Height Jumping Cup
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.
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!
The Poodle Training Club Agility League,
sponsored by Wild Wash, is a fun agility league for purebred Poodles of
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.
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.
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
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
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
Jenny Lambert with Wizz and Monica Kerr with Kayla
who achieved Ag.Ch. status this past weekend.
Congratulations to Hannah
Houldsworth with Bell,
KC Agility Council Reps
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
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
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Looking for some ideas for practicing in the garden or training at Club.
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 .
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
Recurve Sports Collar
Top competitor Lucy Osborne reviews this
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specifically for performance dogs.
Tait kindly reviewed the iFetch automatic ball launcher for
Agilitynet with the help of
her dogs Alfie and Poppy. What fun they had!
Stacey Irwin-Burns reviews Chaser-Toys motivational bungee and
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