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RESCUE US
Make your next agility dog a rescue.

 If you are interested in any of these dogs, just click this link for more information. If you would like to add a dog that you feel would make a great agility dog, then please use the online form. This is a free service to rescue organisations and private individuals.

Working with our friends at Rescue Dogs for Agility Homes UK to find happy homes for active dogs.


SNIPPETS

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  • The Kennel Club will be issuing full refunds to all competitors for the Friday and Saturday of the KCIAF which were cancelled. (Show Snippets)
     

  • The 2020 KCIAF is moving to the Rutland Showground. (Show Snippets)
     

  • Forever Running by Night is a brand new show which, for the first time un the UK, will be run at night under floodlights. (Show Diary)
     

  • Closing date for the Crooked Oak October show has been extended to 2nd October. (Show Diary)
     

  • The Kennel Club is looking for people to join the Ring Party for 2019 Olympia. (Show Snippets)
     

  • The KC has announced a new partnership between Agility Team GB and Hartpury University and Hartpury College ahead of the 2020 Euros which will be held in the UK. (Show Snippets)
     

  • The KC is now taking applications from clubs that would like to host a heat of the Team GB International Tour in the 2020.  (Show Snippets)
     
  • All six shows in the M & M’s Winter Series are now full and closed. (Show Diary)
     
  • Caroline Kisco is leaving the KC after 21 years. (KC News)
  • Harriet Harding's Izzy became Ag.Ch. at Welsh KC show and now they're off to IMCA in Spain. (Ag.Ch. Dogs)

SCHEDULES

It's 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.

E-VENTS & MEASURING

Events added in the last two weeks.

AGILITYNET STUFF

Senior Agility League
Good news for members of the Agilitynet Senior League. Now you can collect points for Knockout and Circular Knockout places. Thank you again to our sponsor Nordikota Print & Embroidery.

The Agilitynet Shop
Since so many agility people now do Hoopers with their oldies, we've added a new section for equipment and accessories to The Shop called... Hoopers!

Flea Market
It's always a good season 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.

Judges A-List
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.

Agilitynet FB
Agilitynet FB has reached a whopping 26,000+ members! Welcome to all new members.

Measuring
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 select Measuring.

Agilitynet Show Diary
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 Diary.

Both these options can be accessed via the filter called Qualifiers on the Show Diary.


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WHAT'S NEW...

Salomon Supercross Trainers Review
If you are thinking about buying new running shoes for Agility, you might want to read Iain Patz's review of the new Salomon Supercross trainer.

Special Offer... To celebrate a wonderful review by Champion handler, agility instructor, judge and overall agility expert Iain Platz, Agility World is offering £20 off the rrp of all Salamon Supercross and Supercross GTX shoes ordered via the website until the end of September whilst stocks last.

Pic of the Litter
Rebecca Atkin's Rommie rescue Teagan measures LHO but seems to have built-in springs.

Good Causes

  • Young fundraiser Georgie Bearder will be honoured at The House of Lords for her unceasing efforts raising more than £4000 by selling hand-painted glasses and carrying water at agility shows.
     
  • Please support Bonnie Quick who is raising money for the Bristol Children's Hospital by running the Bristol Half Marathon on 15th September. Her  young son Charlie was treated there after he was scalded by hot water last month.
Wing Work
Wing work is an important part of foundation training as it teaches dogs to turn tightly. In an exclusive extract from her book Foundation Fun & Games, Connie Sellers shares her secrets on doing wing wraps and associated handling moves.

Numb3rs
S
ome stats for the agility geeks out there... Of 259 KC shows in 2019

  • 91.51% offered LHO of some sorts
  • 29.73% offered LHO for Large only
  • 61.78% offered LHO for Small/Medium
  • 8.49% offered no LHO in any height

Flexitags
Louise Bray loves these colourful silicone dog name tags so much that she wanted everyone to know.

Thinking Aloud
Belle MacIntosh wonders, 'What do you do when you have a weekend without an agility show?'

Coming Back to Agility
Brenda Johnston started agility way back in 1986 and reached the dizzy heights of Olympia two years later. Unfortunately she had to give up the sport she loved due to family and health problems. Well, she's coming back now. Find out what she thinks of agility today.

REVIEWS

K9 Custom Canopies
These custom-made sun reflective covers for most cars and vans are just what they say on the tin. Reviewed by Dave Nash who was motivated by the product and cake!

Winston & 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.

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 collie Amp.

Photizo® Vetcare
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 relief.

SPECIALS

Rain Rain
Sometimes humour arises out of adversity or, as we are experiencing, the bad weather! Agility people are nothing if not resilient and even when the rings at the KCIAF were underwater and caravans sinking into the ground, they still found time to smile.

  • Has anyone got a recent email address for God?

  • Course walking a la KCI

  •  KC International Under Water Festival

  • Rosie Dains' reasons to be cheerful

  • Roger Brown's Hit List - The top 12

CSJ Open 2019
Anyone who has ever wanted to experience a high end, international competition will want to read Gina Colton's report on her second visit to the 2019 CSJ Open.

The Appliance of Science to Dog Agility
Many people say that agility is not 'rocket science,' but in a series of humorous mini articles, Alan Waddington would beg to disagree. So sit back and prepare to be amused. The Isaac Newton Dog Training Academy presents the impact of the laws of nature on dog agility.

Pinched Nerves
Even the most athletic agility dog can get strains, sprains and painful pinched nerves.  Therefore, it's important to spot these injuries early before significant damage is done. Chiropractor Petra Langen-Pieters explains how to tell if your dog has a pinched nerve.

Scrappy the St, Poodle
Once you start a love affair with a poodle, your life will never be the same again!Chris Stamps writes about what it's like to live with an Agility Standard Poodle. Yes, those are the big ones! And don't ask about the name.

photo cred: Jenny GermaineThe Five Second Rule
Something as innocuous as walking the dog when it is too hot can be dangerous. On a typical summer day, the  pavement can reach a temperature of 52° or more. Fortunately there's a handy way to test the temperature of the ground.

Related imageKratu the Romanian Rescue Dog
Kratu went viral after his hilariously 'bad' performance at Crufts 2019. He's a natural clown and a great ambassador for rescue dogs around the world.

My Other Half
WAO judge Sally Jones has been on her agility journey for 30 years now with her long suffering husband Steve who still cannot see the merits of spending a day in a muddy field, full of noisy dogs with bunch of people talking about their 'if-only' rounds. And she's not the only one...



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.


LEAGUES, QUALIFIERS & FINALS

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!

Toy Breeds Agility League
If you are competing with a very small dog, you'll want to know more about the Toy Breed Agility League (TBAL) which is an on-line league set up to highlight the achievements of tiny dogs. 

Animal Health Co Classic
None of the dogs at Rugby, RVA or Dog Vegas - Thetford stopped for a drink at the Westcotts Water Jump despite the heat.

The Agria Agility Challenge 2019
Neither sun nor rain nor ducks could stop the fastest handlers at the RVA, Rugby and Holkam heats from claiming their places at September’s final, to be judged by Championship Agility judge Hannah Banks.

LOW 550 Scotland
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.


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