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Pedigree Agility

Rules & regulations

All events must be judged under the appropriate Kennel Club regulations H & H(1) in force at the time of the event. Competitors entering any competition will be deemed to have agreed to abide by these regulations. These rules would be amended if any changes are made to Kennel Club agility regulations during the course of the competition year.

ž All heats must take place at Kennel Club licensed shows and the class name in the schedule should replicate exactly the name of the competition as stated in these regulations.

ž All Kennel Club supported competitions should be judged using standard marking.

ž If the entry for the heat exceeds the Kennel Club limit for a judge in a day, then the class will be equally split and another judge appointed for the second part. Qualifiers and reserves from that heat will be taken in equal proportion from each part, giving the total number originally required from that heat. Rosettes and awards remain unchanged if the heat is split.

ž Dogs entered in any heats must be eligible for the competition entered and judges retain the right to check the height of any dog or ask to see the height stated in the Kennel Club record book.

ž Competitors can qualify for Mini, Midi or Standard final, but it must be with different dogs. The first final a handler qualifies a dog for will be the final that particular dog competes in at Olympia


Agility Competitions 2006
Heat Awards

All vouchers are in the form of 'Money Off Vouchers' which must be used in part payment towards the purchase of any large bag*of Pedigree dried dog food from the Pedigree trade stand at agility shows.

Pedigree Team Relay
Rosettes 1st to 15th place.
1st place: £10 voucher.
2nd-10th place: £5 voucher each.

Pedigree Pairs Relay
Rosettes to 6th place.
1st place: £10 voucher each. 
2nd-5th place: £5 voucher each.

Pedigree Highland Agility Stakes
Rosettes to 10th place.
1st place: £10 voucher. 
2nd-5th place: £5 voucher each.

Pedigree Crufts Team Flyball
Rosettes to 4th place (6 per team). 

*10kg / 12kg / 15kg / 17.5kg



Pedigree Team Relay (Large dogs)

This is an Agility competition and must include at least two items of contact equipment.  All teams must consist of four dogs with separate handlers.  Any number of teams from clubs may compete in heats, but only one team from each club may qualify for the final.

This is a team relay event and a suitable baton should be used which must remain behind the start line at all times.  When the dog/handler returns to the start/finish, there will be a baton change between the handlers.  No part of the next dog/handler must be over the start line; failure to observe this will incur a penalty of twenty points.  The winning team from each heat will qualify for the final.  Ten teams will compete in the final.

Dogs eligible to compete in competition for Large dogs are those measuring over 430 mm (1 foot 5 inches) at the withers.

Handlers may compete in more than one team for the same club; however, they must handle a different dog in each team.  Once a club has qualified a team for the final, that club cannot compete for competition in any remaining heats for that year.  Once a handler/ dog has qualified for the final of this event, he/she may not compete in any more of the heats for competition in the same year.  Only handlers who are members of the original team, or named as reserves on the entry form, will be allowed to compete in the final at the organiser’s discretion (exceptional circumstances).

Pedigree Pairs Relay (Large dogs)

Two dogs with separate handlers will compete over the same course of twelve minimum, eighteen maximum obstacles.  When the first dog/handler returns to the start/finish, there will be a baton change between handlers.  No part of the second dog/handler must be over the start line; failure to observe this will incur a penalty of twenty points.  The baton must stay behind the start line at all times.

The course must include:-

  • Weaving Poles

  • Pipe Tunnel

  • Collapsible Tunnel

No contact point obstacles to be used.  Handlers may enter more than one dog in a heat; the first dog to qualify will go into the final.  Handlers cannot compete in further heats for competition.

Dogs eligible to compete in competition for Large dogs are those measuring over 430 mm (1 foot 5 inches) at the withers.

The first two pairs from each heat will go forward to the final.

Pedigree Highland Agility Stakes (Large dogs)

All heats plus the final will take place in Scotland.  Competitors may enter more than one dog in a heat and may qualify more than one dog for the final.

The first five dogs from each heat go forward to the final.  Once a dog has qualified for the final, further heats may be entered for competition and handlers can qualify more than one dog for the final.

Dogs eligible to compete in competition for Large dogs are those measuring over 430 mm (1 foot 5 inches) at the withers.

This competition can be classified as Open or Intermediate and judged under Kennel Club regulations for standard classes.

Pedigree Crufts Team Flyball

This is a team competition (knockout).  Two teams will compete against each other on separate equipment.  The best two of three runs will decide the winner to go into the next round.

Each team shall consist of four handlers and dogs plus two reserves.  A club may enter more than one team, and a club may qualify more than one team for the final.  No handler or dog can enter/compete in more than one team.

Two teams will be invited from each heat to compete in the semi final/final at Crufts 2007.  Once a team has qualified for the semi final/final, further heats cannot be entered or competed in during the current competition year by that team.

This competition is governed by Kennel Club guideline rules for Flyball in force at the time of the heat/final.  This event will be run with Kennel Club/Crufts type boxes which will be provided at the event.

Pedigree Irish Agility Dog of the Year (Large dogs)

This is an Open competition confined to handlers residing in the North or South of Ireland.

Dogs eligible to compete in competition for Large dogs are those measuring over 430 mm (1 foot 5 inches) at the withers.

This event will be judged under Kennel Club regulations for standard classes and will be run as an Open class by Lisburn and District Dog Training Club.