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the details and we will post them for you. These clubs have vacancies.
Kennel Club Champ Show
Joint ring report
from Champ judges Bob Griffin (Small and Medium) and
Chris Huckle (Large).
/ PAWC 2016
he UK has
been quietly going to IMCA & PAWC for a number of
years now, but this year they had something to shout
about. Could they now be the UK's most successful
international Team? Team Leader Linda Croxford
Cancer is very simple concept.
The aim is to build a long lasting fundraising group that can offer help
and support to agility people suffering from cancer. Together we are stronger.
Lintbell's, sponsors of the Agilitynet Winning Out Certificates, has
received a Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation.
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.'
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 if you
want to enter. Schedules can 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.
Give a big welcome to the new sponsor of the Senior League - The
Big Dg Bed Company, makers of good quality, comfortable beds for
dogs of all sizes and specialist, active recovery orthopaedic beds for
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 2016 League closes on 21 December so you can
add points right up to the Christmas break.
A casting company is looking for 20 x G7 dogs plus some extras for a
family feature film called Show Dog, shooting in Cardiff
in November and January.
They are looking for a mix of breeds, so anyone with a Small, Medium or
Large G7 dog can apply.
Northern Poodles Show
They came from far and wide for the first Northern Poodles Only show,
held at the Lune Valley 25th Anniversary. There were all sizes and all colours.
Poodles galore. Steph Hallam reports.
Barrie James' reports on the Royal Canin® Challenge Final at the popular
Malvern show. It was a cracking final but don't mention the quackers!
Read Howard Richards' account
of Team Hollie day out at the Finals to find out what happened from a
competitor's point of view.
Ball Thrower Bag was launched right
Agilitynet. It's been developed
by Jenny Fish with the
help of her ball crazy collie.
Am Byth Independent Forever
business owner Mags Williams will be kick starting her back to
fitness regimes with Clean9 (C9) following a knee injury this
Touchango K9 is
excited to announce that they are now the Exclusive UK and European
retailers of the Toto Fit Balance and Core Work Products.
I Can't Take Treats & To
into the Ring!
How do others seem to glide effortlessly from training to competition
while you struggle? Would you like to
know the secret? Janet Windsor reviews this 3 disc DVD, made by Brit ex-pat
Lynne Stephens and Karen Mielke, which attempts to answer this and
other questions about cues as reinforcers.
Pic of the Week
Pippa is caught in the act, checking
out shows that Molly can enter now that she is almost of age.
a Dub Tub
Tubby is a street dog who
has found a new life as an agility dog and much loved pet with Lucy
WINNING OUT CERTIFICATES
Winning Out Certificates
They're back and free to anyone who has won out or
moved up a level at a Kennel Club or UK Agility
show. Just fill in the
online application before 27th December and your
name will also appear on the Agilitynet New Year's
Honours List. Thank you to those nice people at
Lintbell's for their continued support.
From the Lintbell's
Team... We are delighted to be able to say that this will be our
third year that we will be supporting all of your winning out
certificates. It’s great to be able to help celebrate all your successes
and to do so in the such a lovely community of owners, handlers and
dogs. The dedication and hard work that goes into winning-out deserves
recognition and being part of that is always a pleasure.
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!
Animal Health Co Classic
from the Animal Health Company Classic heats at the Welsh Kennel Club
show and Pembrokeshire by The Pond.
Jumping Grand Prix
It's never easy achieving two clear rounds in a row at speed but the
winners of the second Skinners Grand Prix at the Chatsworth Country Fair did just that.
The winner had to leave home for the show at 4am but
it was worth it.
Rest of the World Challenge
Held as part of
Pembrokeshire by The Pond, this is a two part competition open is open
to any handler who does not live in Wales. Who would be the winner?
Handler of the Year
LOW 550 Scotland got underway at Gleniffer
on Saturday, 4th
September with a fast, flowing course designed by Judge Aileen Darling.
Read her report on the first heat of this competition.
Each year the Burns Pet Nutrition Welsh Handler of the Year competition is
held at the Pembrokeshire County Show. It is open to any Welsh Agility
handler who wants to stake their claim to being Wales's top handler. Barrie
James was a man on a mission but who came away with the title?
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!
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
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.
Meet Belle, the 14 year old Essex school girl who is the new
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.'
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. Jean had to say goodbye to litle Glen on
Thursday, 8th September as the cancer finally got him.
Congratulations to Sarah Crouch's Chase (Canen Cosmic Sindy) who has
become the first dog of any breed to be awarded the Diamond Agility
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?
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
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.
Lisa Damon put a few words together to say how she feels about agility.
It will be a classic, I promise you!
Loyalty in agility is a funny old thing says Den Keeler. What's that
Jenny Lambert with Wizz and Monica Kerr with Kayla
who achieved Ag.Ch. status this past year.
Congratulations to Sam Lane
with Daim, 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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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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