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The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of GB is holding
a Spring Garden Party with so0me fun agility classes for Bernese and
Due to venue problems, the dates fo
The Agility Club show has been changed.
Longfield Agility Solutions
has launched the Grampion Agility Championship, a new fun event for handlers aged 50+.
UKA LAPS on 29th
-30th June is no longer taking place.
The KC will be live streaming all of the Agility action
in the main arena from all four days of Crufts 2019 (7th - 10th March)
directly onto their FB group and on YouTube channel.
(KC at Crufts)
Congratulations to all those who are
now Approved and Affiliated GLP judges.
Congratulations to Greg Derrett who is now a KC Agility Champ judge.
judges and assistant judges for the 2019 KC International Tour
have been announced.
changed show processor and extended the closing date.
Dog Vegas will
be running one 40x32m ring of KC classes in an 'FCI style' at their
May show at Onley.
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. Now including measuring
sessions for Scottish Shows thanks to Dawn Gilmour. Use the Qualifier filter and
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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every show sold out all with waiting lists.' Stephen
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Looking for suggestions for a name for the KC Activity Register for Gill
Clark's new ABC addition.
Pick of the Litter
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.
Congratulations to the Agilitynet Senior League winners who are the very
first people to have received a Mangoglass award. From all the team at Mangoglass.
On 21st January, we lost another member of the
early agility community. Bobby Rowlands was a competitor, judge and for many
years Secretary of The Agility Club.
Winning Out Certificates 2018
Good news. The Winning Out Certificates have landed. Do feel free to do a 'boast post' on
Agilitynet FB and
please don't forget to thank our kind sponsor
Agria Pet Insurance for their
support. If you like stats, you can find out more about the Class of '18
- how many certificates went out and to whom etc., do to the
Everything you want to know about... page
13 year old Georgie has been raising funds for SWGSD Rescue since
she rehomed Bella, her Romanian agility dog. She has painted glasses, hauled
water at shows and sold copper bracelets and
single handedly raised £3,353.07. She has been nominated for the YKC Young
Person of the Year and needs your vote.
We no longer send out 'I've qualified for Crufts 2019' stickers but you
can order them from the Kennel Club online shop for a £2 donation.
Terry Polley, one of the loveliest men in agility, lost his
battle against cancer this week. His funeral
will be on 25th February at the South Essex Crematorium, Upminster. Afterwards
at the Huntsman & Hounds. Please pass on to Terry's friends.
Ru Baker and family have said good bye to Didi, one of their Poodles.
YKC Young Person of the Year
Support two of our outstanding Agility Juniors by voting for them in the
YKC Young Person of the Year competition. The winners will be announced at
- Georgie Bearder - Fundraiser of the Year
- Lucas Irwin-Burns - Sporting Talent of the Year
Doc Docherty admits to being in love with
judging. He celebrated his 300th KC appointment in 2018 and is looking for
- Buy direct UK manufacturer
Guardsman that makes dog guards and boot
dividers to globally recognised quality standards.
Maureen Armstrong is a qualified canine sports
massage therapist as well as a teacher and
competitor in dog agility in the Gillingham, Dorset
area. She also make home visits.
Glass is a new company making adorable
custom-made glass agility awards and trophies.
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.
Neil Ellis reports on his experience - and observations -
judging at one of Italy's top competitions.
Senior Agility League Hall of Fame
We have two new inductees into what we think is
the first Agility Hall of Fame in the world. Welcome to Jane Cameron who hung up
her running shoes this year and Lesley Wilks'
Catch a Dream (13) who ran her last KC class in September.
congratulations to everyone who won out in 2018.
The Agility Club has appointed Jill Spurr as the permanent Editor of The
Agility Voice. She brings a wealth of experience of agility and wider
interests with dogs, as well as print and publishing.
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.
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.
This year she
decided to create a Christmas trick video to give her injured G7 Collie
something to do on an enforced break. So
she created a delightful holiday film
A Christmas Tail which you will love.
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.
Just in... DVDs, books and clothing for sale on
the Flea Market with proceeds going to English Springer Spaniel Welfare.
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
The Lenton Method®
Massage Guild will be making history when both
Sparsholt and Winchester universities conduct the
first ever, in-depth clinical trials on the efficacy
of this clinical canine massage therapy.
Where Anything Is Possible
Nigel Perry has a degenerative disc disease and is
classed as disabled, so it wasn't surprising that
his agility journey didn't get off to a great
start. He persevered, however, and this year he was
asked to be a member of Team UK at the IMCA / PAWC
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!
Health Co Classic
The Animal Health Company has
announced that it will be continuing support of the The Animal Health Company
Classic. The Final will be held in the autumn.
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.
Agria Pet Insurance will support the 2019 Agility
The final will be held in September in the Top Dogs Arena at The Malvern
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
with Fido Treat Pods & Tuggies
Sharon Tuffnell reviews Becky Layphries' new interactive,
super squidgy treat pods and tuggies. Perfect for Agility
training, Flyball and other dog sports.
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