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World Agility

 

 

 

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Agility in Oz
Agility started in Australia in 1984. Within two years it had become a national sport. After some trial and error, a very Australian type of agility was developed, overseen by the Australian National Kennel Control (ANKC). Then in 1994 a second organisation, the Agility Dog Association of Australia (ADAA), emerged. It introduced a new, more international-style of agility. Steve Drinkwater, co- founder of ADAA and editor of Clean Run Australia explains the differences.
John Gilbert's View of World Agility
Since the change in the quarantine laws, there has been much talk about amending British agility regulations to be in line with those of the FCI. But much do we really know about the differences between the British and FCI rules and regs? International judge, trainer and editor of Agility Voice John Gilbert takes a look at the whole FCI debate including issues such as injuries, jump heights and crossbreeds.
Malaysia Agility: Training in the Tropics
1998 was the year agility arrived for a bunch of dog mad enthusiasts who wanted to do something different - something more fun and active - and to enjoy their time with their dogs. Many of them had read about agility and that set them to thinking, 'Why don't we try that and see?' Little did they know that once they started, agility would soon consume their weekends and their lives. Sue and Adreinne talk about training in a country where it's hot and wet throughout the year.(28/01/00)
New Year's Eve in Oz
What a way to celebrate the new year but with an all-night agility show! After reading this article from ex-pat Ann Trubshaw, you'll want to book your flight to Australia now.
New Zealand: Letter from Loverslane
In 1994 Alan Shrimpton and his family arrived in Auckland from Australia. They had no home - just a truck load of baby things and dog gear. He is currently the Zone One Representative and he sits on the NZ Kennel Club Dog Training Committee. Here he shares his recent experience at New Zealand's largest obedience and agility jamboree.

Pommy Agility
Outspoken Australian competitor Steve Drinkwater describes British agility to a Russian handler - in 500 words or less. (27/10/02)

South Africa: A Sport is Born
In May 1998, agility was born in South Africa. A handful of people realised that in order to introduce an additional, but not alternative discipline into the world of 'dogdom,' required that an organised and forward planning programme be seriously considered and implemented. Peter Lewis, one of the founders of the sport, was asked to provide a course and examination in agility to interested persons wishing to become judges in the sport. Lionel Noik, Chairman of Gauteng Agility Club explains. (01/10/99)
South African Agility Grows Up
Agility in South Africa has come a long way in a relatively short time, says Claire Roos - from fun events at horse shows to FCI Large Dog Team champions 2004. No more the underdogs!  (29/01/05)

 

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