Rescue a dog. Rescue yourself.
Urgent: Echo is still on foster in
the UK until 1st June. If he hasn't found a new home by then, he will
have to go back to Ireland.
You can now add potential agility dogs direct, using the
This is a free service for rescue organisations and private
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- Both Ribble and Otley have extended their closing dates.
- The 2021
judges for the World Agility Open in The Netherlands have been announced
including one from from England
Dogs May show has had a change of venue and the closing date has
been extended to the 23rd.
The Agility Team GB Squad qualification process for 2020 has been released.
The KC has announced arrangements for
agility at Crufts and Olympia in 2020.
The 21st July
Pachesham 123 Beginners show has been cancelled.
The 2019 IMCA Team GB has been selected.
Slade has been appointed as YKC Coaching Assistant for 2019.
As the FAB Agility website has
become inaccessible, Dawn Weaver has decided to move all the show
information back to her original site.
The YKC Agility Team GB for the European
Champs in July 2019 has been announced.
Now is a good time to enter
the 2019 Senior League before the season starts up again
you don't have time.
A warm welcome to our
new sponsor Nordikota Print & Embroidery.
It's the start of another agility
season so a good time to buy or sell your van, caravan and camping equipment etc.
on the new, easier to use Flea Market. We've improved our security in
our constant war against spammers. There's more to browse and even some puppies
under age of six months. And it is still free for individuals to use.
A message for anyone organising an agility show.
Did you know that you can contact judges easily by emailing them direct by using
the link on the A-List? There are 500 KC, UKA and independent judges to select
from. New judges always welcome.
FB has reached a whopping 26,000 members! Welcome to all new members.
It can be difficult to find an official KC Measurer
if you are new to agility or have a new dog just starting out. A number of measuring sessions are now listed on
the Events & Measuring page and/or the Show Diary. Use the Qualifier filter and
New Years Honours List
congratulations to everyone who won out in 2018.
This year we have a record number of dog/handler partnerships on the list - more
than 1900! Thank you to our sponsors, Agria Pet Insurance for their support.
The A-List is now on-line so anyone who judges at
KC, UKA or independent shows can add and/or amend their entries themselves. There are more than
500 UK judges listed so plenty of choice.
Agilitynet has been listening to you again. We've had a
request to add classes for Juniors to the Show Diary
but will need the help of all the show organisers to
identify shows with classes for kids.
In addition, thanks to the 4th Height Supporters
Groups, we have a list of shows with LHO on the Show
Both these options can be accessed via the filter
called Qualifiers on the Show Diary.
Events added in the last two
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.
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Agilitynet. It was amazing. For the 2nd year on this service, we saw
every show sold out all with waiting lists.' Stephen
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Congratulations to the winners of the first heat of th
Agria Agility Challenge 2019 held at Andoversford Point to Point Festival. The
Agria Agility Challenge is open to G1-4 dogs, with heats throughout the year.
The top five placed from each heat will qualify for the Grand Final at the
Malvern Autumn Show on Sunday, 29th September 2019, to be judged by Championship
Agility judge Hannah Banks. It’s going to be an exciting year!
The sun shone over the winners of the
first heat of the nimal Health Co Classic at Scunthorpe.
Health Co Classic
Kerry Rhodes started her agility journey with two Rhodesian Ridgeback
dogs. At first no one would allow them to join their club but eventually she was
welcomed by E. Yorkshire AC. Since then, she's never looked back and has now been competing with her boys for six years.
& Porter® Hip & Joint Rescue™
Friends Shellie Smith and Alison Barlow review this canine joint supplement
which contains a quadruple strength combination of Glucosamine, Chondroitin,
MSM and Hyaluronic Acid (HA) for long term joint health and mobility.
Newton, Financial Investment Theory
& Dog Agility
You could be forgiven for thinking that the Alan
Waddington has lost the plot, but we urge you to read on. It might make you
change the way you read an agility course even if it does not make your
financial investment decisions any easier!
Pick of the Litter
If you've never seen the rare Greater Tunnel Snail, we have a brilliant shot of
one from Mary Cleverley.
IMCA Team selection process has been effected by Brexit!
Party Procedure Manual
Many thanks to Cornwall AC for sharing their delightful and very
useful guide to ring party jobs. If you are a newbie to competition or not very
confident about helping out at shows, this is one not to be missed!
RARE & UNUSUAL BREEDS
Never underestimate a dachshund. They're not the first breed you
think of when someone mentions Agility, but with careful management and training
Haylie Mabe believes they can enjoy agility along with the taller dogs.
Fenton would be the first to admit that he and his French Bulldog Kevin are not
the typical agility team. His dyspraxia means that even basic handling techniques are ones that
he struggles with.
George the Boston Terrier
When Katie Gurney decided that she wanted to run a smaller dog,
she discovered the Boston Terrier, a breed not usually seen in the ring.
She found them agility and easy to train as they love to please and great fun to
Competing with a Kooikerhondje
Most people don't realise that Mark Duggan is competing with a rare breed.
They think his Millie is a Spaniel X, but she's really a Kooikerhondje, a 16th
century Dutch dog bred to lure ducks into traps. This is the story of how
agility has helped them make their curious extraordinary agility journey.
Still the best way to reach agility people!
You can buy and
/ or sell your unwanted items on the Flea
Market all year round. It's free and talks direct to the dog
people you want to reach.
Words from the judges, commentators and ring party combined with Linda Gore's
pictures which tell you a bit about what it was like behind the scenes.
Twas the Night Before Cruftsmas
Here's an original adaptation of the the old Christmas favourite as you've
never seen it before. By Caroline 'Pig' Smith.
8th March was a big day for Catherine Wandzel and her agility girl
Sky. They had qualified for the Medium Agility Team Final at Crufts. It was a
dream come true! Last year she went as a spectator but this year she was in the
Doc Docherty admits to being in love with
judging. He celebrated his 300th KC appointment in 2018 and is looking for
Neil Ellis reports on his experience - and observations -
judging at one of Italy's top competitions.
with a Xolo
It takes a special kind of crazy to consider
training a dog with zero work ethic for agility, but
that's what Sarah Hamblin has done - and it's
Nicola Smith believes that all behaviours including agility are
'tricks' to our dogs.
Beth Rachlis thinks that dogs can do both and
pick up the other sport more easily than those who
haven't trained in either discipline. And she's
proved it. With comments from Ellen Schofield,
another successful agility/flyballer.
Agility Worlds 2018
The AWC in Sweden on
4th -7th October was Kathryn Stickney's third
consecutive AWC with her Working Cocker Coco and
definitely the one for which she felt the most
Mark Bunyan reports on
the very successful inaugural year of the League for Spitz and their crosses. It
was a very good year especially for
Kevin Butler and
League for Spitz (ALFS)
For many people Longleat was and forever will be
their all-time favourite agility show venue. In those doing agility seemed
come second to the social side. Shirley Elkins shares her memories of those days
when one woke up to the roar of lions!
& Snow - An Interview with Two Spitz Dogs
If dogs could talk, an interview with Ice and
Snow might go something like this... ALFS co-organiser Mark Bunyan
For many of us in the dog agility world, our lives revolve around
our dogs and we can be devastated by their loss.
Agility competitor and pet bereavement counsellor
Emma-Jane LaRoche writes about this sad and
difficult time and how to deal with it.
There's an extra 'run for fun' 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!
Doc Docherty will be judging the LOW 550
Scotland Final in August.
If you want to run Doc’s final course with the chance to win great
trophies, a 3m pipe tunnel or a free space on training workshop, be sure to put
the dates in your 2019 diary.
After five years of competition, there will be no Brillo Bounce in
Touchango Toys - The Ringo
Touchango K9 has launched a range of toys that they
make themselves. Lisa Jordan reviews the Ringo, a durable ball on bungee handle which she uses with her
Chris Garrett has used Photizo Light Therapy on her dogs and
on herself for a while now, and she agreed
enthusiastically to review the Photizo® Vetcare
devise, a non-invasive alternative therapy tool for
wound healing, musculoskeletal conditions and pain
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