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Change of Leadership at IMCA / PAWC Team

Since his first introduction to IMCA – PAWC in 2006, Richard Partridge has led the UK Team from a modest one competitor in each of the competitions through to a full team in IMCA. In 2015, they sent eight PAWC handlers, running 11 dogs. Though a thoroughly enjoyable journey, he has decided that the time is right to hand the reins over to somebody new while he still have the energy and enthusiasm to take an active part in IMCA – PAWC. He is available to help the new Team Leader where and when he can.

Linda Croxford has agreed to take on this role. She is very pleased to accept the new challenge and is excited to take it on. Linda competed in PAWC in Austria 2015, and came with us to Italy in 2014 with her son, Daniel, who ran his dogs in IMCA. In 2015 she had a foretaste of the job to come when she formed the whole IMCA team at fairly short notice. She has had many years experience in all facets of Agility, including organising and running the hugely successful Superdogs Shows for many years.

Richard Partridge said, 'I wish Linda every success in her new adventure and offer her my wholehearted support. I trust and hope that everybody involved will feel the same way, and together we can look forward to a great future for Team UK, IMCA – PAWC.

He continued, 'I cannot leave this post without thanking everybody involved for all of their assistance, support and good humour, making this a real pleasure for me. I have made many friends, both in UK and abroad. I must especially thank Di Maylam, who has been at the forefront in helping me, fund-raising and being an all round jolly good egg. Thanks Di. I’m sure you all know that sadly Di is suffering from ill health at present and will join in me sending her our very best wishes. '

Source: Richard Partridge (19/11/15)

Finalists Announced for KC Olympia Stakes

This year's finalists of the prestigious Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes finals have been announced. The judge for the 2015 Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes will be Tom Quinn.

The country’s most talented agility dogs and handlers have been competing in qualifying heats at agility shows across the country in an attempt to gain a place in the finals, which take place from 17th – 21st December 2015 as part of the London International Horse Show.

The Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes are held in association with Skinner's Pet Foods and will see dogs and their owners compete in five finals in the following categories: small, medium, large senior, large novice and ABC (Anything But Collies). There will also be two semi-finals, for the large novice and large senior dog categories, which will see around 35 dogs in each category whittled down to ten who will go on to compete in the grand final. For Medium, Small and ABC dogs, ten dogs for each category have already qualified for the Olympia final.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: 'Olympia is a highlight in the agility calendar and has a great atmosphere with up to ten thousand supporters watching the dogs and handlers in action. We wish all the finalists the best of luck.'

Will Delamore, Sales & Marketing Director for Skinner’s said: 'It has been a tremendous year of qualifying competitions. We have attended several of the heats and the semi-finals in August, and the competition has been fierce. I am really looking forward to watching the finals - good luck to everyone.'

The dates for the competitions will be:-

The semi-finalists and finalists for this year's Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes can be found online at

Source: Kennel Club (18/11/15)

2016 Agility Team GB Squad Announced

The Kennel Club has announced the names of the agility competitors who will be part of Agility Team GB in 2016. Two teams will be selected from the newly announced squad which will go on to represent Great Britain at the European Open Agility Championships in Pas de Calais, France from 29 – 31 July 2016 and the FCI World Agility Championships in Zaragoza, Spain from 22 – 25 September 2016.

The 2016 squad was selected following the collection and submission of points from prestige agility events held during 2015.  The squad will attend two squad days at Nottingham Trent University, which will be followed by a Performance Weekend held on 23 and 24 April 2016 in conjunction with Lincoln Agility Enthusiasts Show. Following the Performance Weekend, a team will be selected for each of the Championships.

Agility competitors not part of Team GB will also get the opportunity to compete at the Performance Weekend on Sunday, 24 April, to give them an opportunity to practice on European style courses which could inspire them to try out for the Championships in 2017.

Team Manager, Mark Laker said: 'I’d like to thank everyone who submitted points this year and welcome those handlers we’ve called up for the 2016 squad. We’ve called up a larger squad to reflect the growing interest in Agility Team GB and in particular to increase our depth across the medium and small height categories. The squad train from December to April, ready for team selection in May 2016. I look forward to working with everyone over the coming months.'

CSJ's founder and working Border Collie expert, Ceri Rundle said: 'CSJ is delighted to once again sponsor team GB and wish them all well - we're behind you all the way.'

The successful handlers and dogs are as follows:-

Large Squad

Alan Short

Ag.Ch. Give It Some Juice Irn Bruce

Alan Wildman

Chikaramor Born Performer AW(G)

Charlotte Harding

Ag.Ch. Rujaff Red Hot Scandal

Dave Munnings

Comebyanaway Reddy for Fame

Dave Munnings

Ag.Ch. Devongem Mister Boss Man

Greg Derrett

Devongem Rehab Sproglett

Hannah Houldsworth

Bells' Destiny

Jess Clarehugh

Ag.Ch. Lynwood Cara Fuzzy Logic

Karen Marriott

Petnat a Touch Puzzling

Laura Chudleigh

Ag.Ch. Borderpaws Dark Prince

Lauren Langman

Ag.Ch. Devongem Cantstopper

Lauren Langman

Darleyfalls No Feer for Devongem

Lauren Langman

Darleyfalls Free Flo for Devongem

Lee Gibson

Taddymoor Sadie

Louise Raine

Silver Starlite

Lucie Hinchley

Borderspirit Bright Star

Martin Reid

Borderpaws Secret Surpise

Matthew Goodliffe

Ag.Ch. Turboed Widewater Wizard

Naarah Cuddy

Sheltysham Séance

Natalie Mitchell

Streak of Chaos

Medium Squad

Abigail Doxford

Annervalley Cassie

Ashleigh Butler

Ag.Ch. Ashpen Pudsey Bear

Christine Wingate-Wynne

Ag.Ch. Obay Tiz Wild

Gemma Haycock

Simply Red Roobs

Hannah Banks

Basileas Little Bing

Jen Machon

Cloudtenn Fuel For Life

Jessica Warford

Daimonic Top Gear

Jo Gleed

Lets Get Ready To Rumble

Kate Cook

Bonamassa Blonde Bombshell

Lara Staplehurst

Alfee's Surprise

Lara Staplehurst

Shamrock Star Maker

Linda Cummings

Urban Moonlight Noworries

Linda Cummings

Urban Myth Noworries

Millie Roberts

Cloudtenn Candyman

Natasha Poddubecki

Lady of Croftmoor

Natasha Wise

Ag.Ch. Raeanne's Flipping Heck

Rob Morley

Leonis Minoris Praecipula

Sarah Langman

Daft as a Brush with Bonwillan

Sarah Woodley

Basileas General Lucius

Stephen Laidlow

Faweather Black Swan

Steven Richardson

Ag.Ch. Noworries Sweeps Dream

Sue Cooper

Blackthorns Speedy Mitzi AW/G

Small Squad

Alan Bray

Ag.Ch. Sirensong Tantrums 'N Tiara at Upanova

Ashleigh Butler

The Closet Monster of Ashpen

Bernadette Bay

Ag.Ch. Obay Itz Got Pizzazz

Bernadette Bay

Obay Boyz Toyz

Bernadette Bay

Damask Jump For Joy at OBay

Bonny Quick

Ag.Ch. Goldheart Trail of Flames

Clive Foden

Ag.Ch. Mohnesee’s Miss Chief AW/G

Curtis Mullan

Ag.Ch. Colroy Calling Holme

Donna Kerse

Kayla Kasprowicz Lil' Sister

Emma Priest

Foxilocks Flyer

Jacqui Raine

Hawksbeck Andrea AW/G

Kelsey Wood

Upanova Under Pressure

Lauren Langman

Samsir Blinkin Brilliant for Devongem

Lou Cadman

Another Mad Moment

Louise Eden

Obay The Boyz High Voltage

Lucy Osborne

Radajasa's Whirlwind Fling

Marc Wingate-Wynne

Ag.Ch. Vanitonia Mister Big

Stacey Irwin-Burns

Little Miss Pixie Mix

Stacey Irwin-Burns

Lucas's Little Soppy Sam

Stacey Irwin-Burns

Betty Boo Boo

Tracy Ryan

Abbicher Dreaming

Agility Team GB is supported by the Kennel Club, CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds, Gencon, Agility1st, NTU and Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, the Kennel Club’s preferred cross-channel partner. The official equipment supplier is First Contact.

Source: Kennel Club (17/11/15)

KC Agility Liaison Council Area Reps Announced

At it's recent meeting, the Kennel Club General Committee approved the following Agility Liaison Council representatives for the new term of office, running from January 2016 until December 2018.


  • Sara Hawkswell


  • Adrian Domford-Smith


  • Martin Cavill


  • Pauline Baltes
  • Mike Hallam



  • Kevin Smith
  • Joanne Harker



  • Simon Chandler
  • Iain McDonald


  • Lesley Olden
  • Chris Huckle

For more information, please visit

Source: Kennel Club (03/11/15)


FMBB BSD World Championships Team News

The WBSDS and BSDA are planning to send a team to next years BSD World Champs to be held in Aubigny sur Nere, France on 12-15 May 2016

Anyone with a KC Breed registered Belgian Shepherd, Grade 3 that meets the minimum criteria or higher may apply to attend the selection day to be held on 28th November at Moreton Morrell Agricultural College, Warwickshire.

If you are interested, please contact Michelle Griffiths by email on or ring m. 07751 830654 before 1st November 2015.

Source: Michelle Griffiths (29/10/15)

European Open Junior Agility Championships Update

A huge number of members have registered their interest to be involved in the European Open Junior Agility Championships next year and we are delighted that everyone is being so supportive and enthusiastic about this exciting new venture.

We understand that everyone is eager to know more but at this stage we are still planning and will let everyone know as soon as we have more information. The project team is in place and we are meeting next week to discuss how we can go forward and arrange the selection days.

Updates will be posted on our social media sites and we will email everyone individually to make sure nobody misses any announcements!

Source: Gina Sansom - WDA Events Co-ordinator at the Kennel Club (20/10/15)

Eukanuba Discover Dog Results

Discover Dogs is a unique event that enables people to meet and greet nearly 200 breeds of dog, to shop for dog related products, and to watch fun four-legged displays and competitions. The fun family event, sponsored by Eukanuba, celebrates our unique relationship with dogs, in addition to helping people understand the importance of choosing the right breed for their lifestyle and making sure they buy a puppy responsibly. This year it took place on 17th-18th October at a new venue - the ExCel in London.

The judge this year was Dave Deaville.

ABC Qualifiers

The ABC Semi-finals for Medium dogs and Large Novice dogs for Crufts saw ten dogs and their handlers qualify from each competition. Consisting of one round of agility and one round of jumping, the winners were those with the fewest combined faults in the fastest combined time, calculated over the two rounds of the semi-final. The Medium competition is open to all Agility grades and the Large Novice dogs had to be at Grades 1-5 at the time of qualifying.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, commented: 'We look forward to welcoming the successful dogs and handlers to Crufts 2016. All of the dogs and their handlers did so well. It was a fiercely fought competition and the standards were very high.'

The qualifiers from the Semi-finals were:-

    ABC Agility Semi-Final for Medium Dogs

  1. Tash Poddubecki with Lady of Croftmoor

  2. Lara Staplehurst with Alfee's Surprise

  3. Chantal Karyta with Licosateria Mai Sunseeker AW/B

  4. Gemma Haycock with Simply Red Roobs

  5. Julie Saunders with Mista Pickles

  6. Karen Gibbons with Riverbend Mitzie AW/G

  7. Angie Edwards with Dunnellons Gotabe Crackers AW/G

  8. Nicola Wildman with Ag.Ch. Za Zar Zoom AW/G

  9. Des Cufley with What You Got Dino

  10. Samantha Lane with Woodhouse Quartz of Daimonic

    ABC Semi-Final for Large Novice Dogs

  1. Selena Bray with Starsofmars Phar Lap

  2. Sarah Graham with Reiver's Jumping Geordie

  3. Laura Lee with Rowles Robin

  4. Alan Dormann with Harsett Flax

  5. Carlos Longueira-Barr with Morgans R'ocka Billie Rebel

  6. Joanne Sampson with Perdy's Little Miracle at Russetvalley

  7. Elisabeth Condie with Cheeky Camdensire

  8. Neal Coombes with Decoyman's Piper Jonagold

  9. Tracy Hunt with Russetvalley Rakos AW (B)

  10. Leila Stretch with Batfink Bat Out of Hell

 Crufts takes place from 10th – 13th March 2016 at the NEC, Birmingham.

Small / Mixi Pairs Final

The Small/Mixi Pairs competition consists of eight heats of jumping. The competition is open to Small dogs (35cm or under at the withers), partnering either a Medium dog (over 35cm but 43cm or under at the withers) or a Large dog (over 43cm in height), with heats scheduled as a special combined class for all grades of dog. Handlers and dogs qualified to take part in the prestigious finals by gaining points at qualifying heats held at agility shows across the country during 2015. 

Father and daughter duo, Alan and Selena Bray, with their dogs Upanova Dior Mine and Ag.Ch. Shanandi One and Only, won the Small/Mixi Pairs Final.

Alan Bray said of their win, 'We are absolutely thrilled to have successfully defended our title from last year when Selena was running at 6 months pregnant. We love this event and so do all our dogs - they get really excited running in pairs, in front of the crowd. It’s a great show - really well organised.'

It was a double celebration for Alan who also came 3rd in the competition with Louise Challis.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: 'The Small/Mixi Pairs Finals is a fantastic competition and a highlight of the schedule every year. Congratulations to Alan and Selena and of course their dogs, Indianna and Shade, for a tremendous performance. Their result shows how agility can be enjoyed by the whole family and people of all ages.'

  1. Alan Bray with Selena Bray with Upanova Dior Mine and Ag.Ch. Shanandi One and Only

  2. Ashleigh Butler with Gemma Haycock with The Closet Monster of Ashpen and Simply Red Roobs

  3. Louise Challis with Alan Bray with Ag.Ch. Sirensong Tantrums 'n Tiaras at Upanova and Rosmarinus Rumrosa at Upanova

Photos by: Yuila Titovets

Starters Cup Final

The rising stars of the agility world took part in the prestigious Kennel Club Starters Cup Agility finals the same weekend.

The Starters Cup is a showcase for the most talented newcomers in agility. Large, Medium and Small dogs, along with their handlers, qualified to compete in the Starters Cup finals at the Kennel Club International Agility Festival, which was held in August at Rockingham Castle, Northamptonshire.

The Starters Cup is for beginner dogs competing in Grades 1 and 2 in the UK or the equivalent overseas classes (e.g. Grade 1 under FCI rules or Novice in the USA).

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: 'Agility is one of the most popular canine activities and these finals give us a glimpse of some of the potential agility stars of the future. Congratulations to all the winning dogs and handlers.'

The following were announced as winners of the Kennel Club Starters Cup Agility Finals:-


  1. Emma Hewerdine with Jetpack Jess

  2. Gabriella Barrett with Joybringer Cadenza

  3. Scarlett Baguley with Flopsy Flo


  1. Nicola Bradshaw with Mr Jay Tee

  2. April Bush with Kezzy Midnight Spark

  3. Stephen Holyoak with Danissica Honey Harlequin


  1. Becky Foster with Starquin Brandy Snaptoit

  2. Jacquelyn Bullock with Lets All Do The Loki Cokey

  3. Anne Kruse with Mr Tambourine Man

Source: The Kennel Club (20/10/15)

Changes, Changes, Changes

This was originally released as a news post on the Agility Results website, however Laura and Graham of Agility Results wanted to ensure everyone was aware of the recent changes to service.

As many of you know, in July of this year we announced that we would be closing our doors at the end of 2015. Our reasons for this, were due to the Kennel Club looking to produce their own results database thus making our service obsolete, as well as a change in circumstances for both Laura and myself.

Since this announcement, unfortunately not a lot has happened with the website, as a few of you have noticed – a distinct lack of new results being regularly uploaded! Well, this is because Laura & I were expecting a child, and were frantically trying to get everything in order ready for our new arrival. Alongside both our full-time jobs, this took up almost all of our free time, leaving nothing for Agility Results. I am very happy to announce we had a little girl, Grace, on the 16th of August.

Now, having an extra pair of hands in the family suggests we could work through our backlog of results even quicker! But apparently it doesn’t work like that... quite the opposite.

However – We had such an amazing response to our closure announcement, with many of you sad to see this service cease to exist, with lots of heart-warming emails and messages. Both Laura and myself (and Grace) hate letting people down, especially an entire sporting scene, so we have come up with a plan for Agility Results to continue, with a lower workload for us.

Instead of typing up all of your fantastic achievements, which takes a huge amount of time and effort on our part, we will instead be uploading images of the results for you to view. This will mean results can be added much quicker, and this goes for all the 2015 results so far which are missing from the website. The change will mean typed and imaged results will co-exist on the website seamlessly, so will still be split out by show and class as you have experienced so far.

There are of course downsides to this method, which we hope you can grin and bare. The ‘Handler’ and ‘Dog’ search functionality for KC shows will no longer function with this change, as it is only able to retrieve typed results. We hope this loss of functionality is something you can live with, in order for this site to continue existing and still be a manageable workload for us.

Source: Graham & Laura (16/10/15)

New Coaching and Support Members of Agility Team GB Announced

The Kennel Club has announced four new coaching and support team members for Agility Team GB.

Kennel Club Secretary, Caroline Kisko commented: 'There was an excellent response to the coaching team vacancies advertisement, with some very strong candidates applying for the roles. It’s encouraging to know that there are many skilled people in the agility community who want to be involved with Agility Team GB. The Kennel Club would like to thank everyone who applied.'

The new coaching and support team members are:-

Mark Laker, Agility Team GB Manager, said: 'I’d like to welcome Marc, Martin, Maria and Nicky to Agility Team GB. I’m looking forward to working with the new team who bring their unique skills, experience and knowledge to these roles.'

Marc Saunders, retiring Team Assistant said on FB, 'GB Gold World Champions was a great send off! I am hugely proud, honoured and thankful to all the teams I've worked with the past three years with their many medals, highs and some lows and all that you'd expect. This was also the last agility event I'd be partaking in as I retire in an official capacity, so to the many I've trained, judged or judged by thank you for 20 odd years. I will now hang up my orange boots, whistle and my coaches cap and just be chief groom to the better half!

Agility Team GB is supported by the Kennel Club, CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds, Gencon, Agility 1st, NTU and Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, the Kennel Club’s preferred cross-channel partner. The official equipment supplier is First Contact.

Source: The Kennel Club (15/10/15)

Agility Team GB Strikes Gold at FCI Worlds

The Kennel Club would like to offer its congratulations to Agility Team GB who struck gold at the FCI Agility World Championships in Bologna, Italy which took place over the weekend of 8th -11th October. The Large team won Gold in the Team competition after coming 3rd in the Jumping round and 2nd in the Agility round.

The triumphant World Champion team members and their successful dogs are:-

Naarah Cuddy In addition to the Team’s success, congratulations go to Naarah Cuddy with Sheltysham Séance who came 5th overall in the Large individual competition, competing overseas for Agility Team GB for the first time this year.

Team Manager, Mark Laker said: 'It has been a very successful World Championships for Agility Team GB. Congratulations go to the Large team who are now the world champions – such a wonderful achievement. Also congratulations must go to Naarah Cuddy for finishing 5th overall in the Large individual competition, and the Medium team who finished 8th out of 28 teams. In fact, all the teams did well – it's a tough competition with an incredible amount of pressure on the handlers. They coped well and the dogs were fantastic. We would like to thank all the sponsors for their continued support, the people from the agility community who travelled to Italy and to everyone at home watching and supporting the team.'

Gold winning team Member Matt Goodliffe said on FB, 'I've finally had chance to let the journey that has been the FCI World championships sink in, and reflect on the competing year we have had. Quincy is an extremely special dog, and he has had an awesome competing season this year. We've smashed all our objectives, qualifying for Olympia, the Cruft Singles and the British Open. Obtaining the title of Agility Champion, was my dream come true moment, but winning Gold at the 'Real' World Championships is the pinnacle of our agility career.'

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: 'Congratulations to Agility Team GB from everyone at the Kennel Club. We are very proud of the team’s fantastic achievement in Italy. It highlights how high the standard of British agility really is. We hope that their success will inspire other people to consider taking up agility as a sport, which is great fun for both dog and owner.'

Agility Team GB's previous successes at the FCI Agility World Championships include Natasha Wise and Dizzy becoming three times World Champions (2009, 2010 and 2012) and the Large team winning Gold back in 2003.

Agility Team GB is supported by the Kennel Club, CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds, Gencon, Agility 1st, NTU and Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, the Kennel Club’s preferred cross-channel partner. The official equipment supplier is First Contact.

For the full list of results, visit, and for further information about Team GB, please visit

Royal Canin video

Source: The Kennel Club  (14/10/15)

Important Changes to Olympia Agility Stakes Competition

The Kennel Club has announced the following changes to the Olympia Agility Stakes competition for 2016.

A further heat has been added so there will be 16 additional qualifying heats spread around the country. This will give more Kennel Club registered societies the opportunity to host a Kennel Club qualifier, and competitors more opportunities to qualify.

Kennel Club Olympia Small Agility Stakes

  • Barnard Castle Dog Training Club

  • Blackdown Agility Society

  • Chipping Norton Dog Training Society

  • Prestbury Park Dog Agility Training Club

  • Tweedbank Dog Training Club

  • Wilmslow Dog Training Club

  • Wye Valley Dog Training Club

Kennel Club Olympia Large ABC Agility Stakes

  • Blackdown Agility Society

  • Working Belgian Shepherd Dog Society

Kennel Club Olympia Large Agility Stakes

  • Prestbury Park Dog Agility Training Club

  • Tweedbank Dog Training Club

  • Wyre (Lancs) Agility Club

  • Scunthorpe Obedience & Agility Training Club

Kennel Club Olympia Large Novice Agility Stakes

  • Coltishall Agility Club

  • Gillingham (Dorset) Dog Training Society

  • Norfolk Dog Training Society


The number of dogs per qualifying heat is being made more consistent, so if entries for an individual heat exceed 360, the class will be split into two equal parts.  If the entry exceeds 540, the class will be split into three equal parts. Classes can be split if there are 300 or more entries but no part, if split, will be fewer than 150 dogs. If the heat is split, then three dogs will be taken from each part and rosettes and awards will be given for each part.

If the class is not split, then the first five previously unqualified placed dogs from the Large and Novice qualifying heats will go forward to the Quarter-Finals, and the first three previously unqualified placed dogs from each Small, Medium and ABC qualifying heat will go forward to the Semi Final.

The number of dogs qualifying to compete at Olympia from the Large and Novice dog Quarter Finals will be reduced to 20 (previously 36) and the Small, Medium and ABC Semi Finals will remain at ten.

Dogs will only be eligible for one final at Olympia and therefore, for example, a dog will not be allowed to compete in the ABC and Novice or Senior Quarter-Final, Semi Final or Final at Olympia.

The Olympia Agility Stakes competition takes place every December at Olympia's London International Horse Show

For more information, visit

Source: The Kennel Club (05/10/15)


The Kennel Club Moves Up the Road

Due to the Kennel Club’s relocation to new premises, the Clarges Street Office will be closed on Friday, 2nd October 2015.

The Call Centre for general registrations and Petlog enquiries will remain open, but there will be no phone service available at the London office on Friday, 2nd October until Monday 5th October. A normal telephone service will resume at 9am on Tuesday 6th October.

The new address will be The Kennel Club, Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London W1J 8AB.  Same as before - just no numbers!

For your information...
The Kennel Club's first home in 1873 was a small three roomed apartment in Albert Mansions, Victoria Street, London SW1. These premises were shared with John Edward Shand a Wine Merchant. It was whilst at this address that one of the first tasks was performed: the production of a stud book containing the pedigrees of over 4000 of the main winners during the previous 14 years. The book also contained Rules for the Guidance of Shows and Field Trials.

From Albert Mansions, the Kennel Club moved to 29a Pall Mall, London SW1 in 1877 and six years later in 1883 to Cleveland Row St James's, London SW1. The date of the next move was probably 1895 to 27 Old Burlington Street, London W1. Why so many moves? They were necessitated by the rapid growth in Kennel Club activities. The next move was in 1900 to 26 Southampton Street, The Strand, London WC2; then in 1902 to 7 Grafton Street, off Old Bond St, London W1.  This was followed in 1910 by a move into a temporary office at Carlton House, Regent Street, London W1; then in 1911 to 2 Saville Row W1. In the middle of the First World War in 1916 the move was to 84 Piccadilly W1 where the distinctive bronze staghound Forager (now in the Reception area) was sited over the porch and for 27 years gazed across Green Park.

During this period, the Kennel Club activities continued to grow. An opportunity arose in 1956 to acquire the freehold of 1-4 Clarges Street which was then a bomb site and the General Committee of the day showed great foresight in purchasing the property in 1957, and even greater foresight in acquiring the freehold of 5 Clarges Street in 1964. So when the Kennel Club moves into its 11thpremises very soon, it will be a great achievement.

Two other buildings must be mentioned: since 1999 the Aylesbury building has housed the Kennel Club Registration Department, Pet Log and the Call Centre. Also, the Kennel Club Building in Stoneleigh Park (formerly known as the Royal Agricultural Society), which is the only venue created to suit all canine educational needs from dog shows and training sessions to seminars and meetings. Its central location has easy access, parking and excellent facilities.

Source: The Kennel Club (28/09/15)

IFCS Team GB Announced

FAB Shows are happy to announce that the IFCS Team GB has been selected for the IFCS World Championships to be held in the Netherlands in April 2016.

Team members with their points tally from all 2015 show are listed below. There have been so many excellent dog/handler teams trying out this year that it has made the team selections process extremely difficult for us. Unfortunately some people are bound to be disappointed they haven't made the team this year but we are only allowed to take 16 handlers maximum plus 4 previous medal winners.

Congratulations to the handlers that made it onto the team.

Here's to 2016!Team GB


  • Dawn Weaver - Lotus (80)
  • Angela Williams - Tiff (72)
  • Becky Salisbury - Gadget (50)
  • Michelle Drawwater - Kym (44)
  • Tracy Runyeard - Rumba (44)
  • Jen Lewis - Spud (13)
  • Janet Thompson - Wish (8)


  • Angela Williams - Wild Ting (66)
  • Kim Kraushar - Bubtee (50)
  • Paul/Tracy Runyeard - Tizzy (44)
  • Lauren Langman - Tiki (26)


  • Sam Davies - Panda (63)
  • Lian Knight - Sonic (50)
  • Dawn Weaver - Vegas (50)


  • Lian Knight - Sizzle (92)
  • Tracy Ryan - Tink(54)
  • Dave Russell - Kyto (35)
  • Sarah Mclean - Kita (28)
  • Lauren Langman - Blink (20)
  • Sarah Prentice - Lily (16)


The World Championships has a lot of events which include four as a team - Agility, Jumping, Snooker and Gamblers. Unlike other associations, there are individual medals available for each of these team events. There is also the Biathlon which is combined Agility and Jumping so there is plenty to go for.

Dawn Weaver said, 'FAB Shows are a member of the IFCS and as such are approved to host qualifiers and send a team each year. We are extremely happy to be holding these events as they are for pedigree and non-pedigree dogs alike and there are four jump heights rather than the usual three to cater for more dogs. It is an amazing competition!'

Source: Dawn Weaver (27/09/15)

Good Luck to Team GB at the FCI Agility World Champs

The Kennel Club sends its best wishes to Agility Team GB who will be making their way across the Channel next week to compete at the FCI Agility World Championships in Bologna, Italy.

The Agility World Championships will take place from 8th - 11th October 2015 at the Unipol Arena in Bologna, and will see pedigree dogs from all over the world compete for the sought after title of Agility World Champion. The British team includes three times Agility World Champions, Natasha Wise and her dog Dizzy.

Team Manager Mark Laker said: 'As the FCI World Championships draw closer, Agility Team GB are making their final preparations for what promises to be another fantastic event. Our dogs and handlers are looking really good, having fine-tuned their training plans for this year’s World Championships over the last few weeks’ practice sessions. I know they will all deliver their top performance in Italy and I would like to wish them all the very best.'

Agility Team GB is kindly supported by the Kennel Club, CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds, Gencon, Agility 1st, NTU and Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, the Kennel Club’s preferred cross-channel partner. The official equipment supplier is First Contact.

The members of the Agility World Championship Team are as follows:-

Small Height

Medium Height

Large Height

Ceri Rundle from CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds, said: 'Everyone at CSJ wishes Agility Team GB the very best of luck when competing at the FCI World Championships in Italy. You have all done really well to secure your place within the team so let’s hope that extra bit of luck carries with you throughout the competition.  Go Team GB!'

Andrew Treleaven, Director of Gencon, which also sponsors Agility Team GB, said: 'Having met the team recently and seen them perform, we are even more excited about our partnership with Agility Team GB and wish them all the best for the World Championships.'

Source: The Kennel Club  (25/09/15)

Helpers Needed for UKA Grand Final

UK Agility is currently putting together a list of helpers for the UKA Grand Final this year which will be held at the superb venue Addington Manor Equestrian Centre, Milton Keynes. MK18 2JR on the 28th and 29th November. Each helper will be provided with a rota therefore plenty of free time to watch friends compete in various qualifiers.

Helping at the Finals is a great experience as the Finals are run very much like the WAO. With your support, each and every competitor should have a great experience running in their qualifier.

Jo Adams is putting together a list of interested people and will be in touch later with finer details. If you are interested, email your contact information to her as soon as possible.

Source: UK Agility (23/09/15)

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