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The Brillo International Bounce was launched in 2013 by Graham Taylor as a competition exclusively for Small and Medium dogs. It was named after a small dog he used to have - and yes, you guessed it. It's Kennel Club name was Brillo Pad. In 2017 Agria Pet Insurance agreed to sponsor this competition as part of their overall programme to support the sport of Dog Agility.


According to Luke Taylor of Country Shows Agility, there will be no Brillo Bounce in 2019.


The Finals

The Agria Brillo Bounce, the only competitions in the UK open to all grades of Small and Medium Agility dogs, was warmly welcomed to the British Agility Championships on 13th October 2018. The five qualifiers at each size from each heat were invited to the Final, kindly judged by Natalie Webb.

The first two rounds were not against the clock. For some, three clear rounds in almost as many hours got them to stand on the podium with some bubbly to help them celebrate along with a share of more than £200 of prize money. Our finalists reckoned a good day was had by all. 

Judges Report - Natalie Webb

Having won the Small Final back in 2015 with the now retired Ag.Ch. Quiksilver Shooting Star, this event holds fond memories for me. Bury Farm and The British Agility Championships offered the perfect setting for the Finals. The atmosphere in the Main Ring was brilliant, and the live streaming was an extra special touch.

I was really pleased with how all three courses ran. Due to the tight show timetable, the highly respected international judge Ivan Amez Almerez of Spain very kindly stepped in to judge the Jumping round. The competitors were a mixture of grades so my main focus in the designing stages was to ensure I set something that was testing in parts yet achievable for all. And, of course, I wanted them to be fast, flowing and fun!

The standard across the board was fantastic. My first dog was a Sheltie, I will always have a bit of a soft spot for the breed, so it was a pleasure to watch some up and coming young dogs attacking the courses. However, it was the Spaniels that ultimately stole the show by taking the top two podium places in both heights. In Small, an unfortunate wrong turn put Sam Lane and Ninja Zippy into 2nd place behind agility legend Alan Bray and Tacita, whilst in Medium, Dani Smillie made it a the double with the lovely Folly and Mungo.

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and I hope that people continue to support this unique and inclusive event. Thank you to Graham, Luke and the whole of the Agria Brillo Bounce team for inviting me to judge.

Small Dogs Final - Winners

  1. Alan Bray with Devongem Fire Starter at Upanovertigers - 31.872 secs

  2. Saman Lane with Hillside Jemz Evil Genius - 33.260 secs

  3. Chloe Brown with Licosateria Mai Sunbeam - 34.015 secs

Medium Dogs Final - Winners

  1. Dani Smillie with La Folie Douce - 31.568 secs

  2. Dani Smillie with Jazzy Jet - 33.513 secs

  3. Sandra Yates with Our Jubiliee Queen - 38.379 secs

With many thanks to our hosts, British Agility Championships, our judges, our sponsors - Agria Pet Insurance and, most of all, to our finalists for coming to take part. We really hope you enjoyed your day. Whilst there are always winners, if you were not successful this time, there’s always next year and we look forward to seeing you then!

Agria's Brillo Bounces Back for 2018

It's back! After another brilliant competition in 2017, Agria's Brillo Bounce returns for another year. This will be Agria’s fourth year of sponsoring agility which will see the specialist pet insurer support a range of classes in conjunction with Country Shows Agility

The competition, divided into Small and Medium dog agility events, includes ten qualifying heats during the spring and summer, culminating in a thrilling final in October at the prestigious British Agility Championships.

Grades able to take part in each Agria Brillo Bounce heat will be determined by individual venues, with all seven grades eligible for the competition. The top five places in both the Small and Medium classes at each venue will receive an invitation to attend the Final which takes place at British Agility Championships, Bury Farm Equestrian Centre, New Bury Farm, Slapton on Saturday, 13 October 2018.

Showcasing the very best of British agility, the British Agility Championships is the ideal venue to host the Agria Brillo Bounce finals.

Tom Vaughan, Head of Marketing at Agria Pet Insurance, said, 'We’re delighted to announce that Agria Brillo Bounce is back again for 2018. It's fantastic to see the speed and skill of the small and medium dogs and we cannot wait to watch their progress through to what no doubt will be thrilling finals in October.'

He continued, 'Our involvement in agility is very important to us. Agria’s one of the very few pet insurers to cover working dogs, including agility dogs, while they train and compete. We’re delighted we can both support the sport that they love and provide them with appropriate cover while they’re taking part.'

The Small and Medium Semi-finals will consist of two rounds - one Agility and one Jumping. They will not be timed, although a maximum course time will be specified. Double clears will go forward to the final. In the event of no double clears at either size, a maximum of ten dogs with the minimum combined faults will be selected. All double clears will compete in the final round which will be a jumping round against the clock to find the 2018 Agria Brillo Bounce winners and enjoy a share of the £100 prize money at each size.

2018 qualifying heats are set to take place at the following shows. To see the results, follow the link.

April 2018

May 2018

June 2018

July 2018

August 2018

September 2018

October 2018

Agria Pet Insurance and Agility
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Agility training enriches dogs’ lives by giving them a mental and physical outlet, enhancing their level of focus and self-assurance while encouraging a strong owner/ animal bond. Agria is proud to support an activity that fosters such positive outcomes.

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Judge Cassie Haggar with her winners at Scunthorpe Agria Brillo Bounce 2018

Scunthorpe OATC

Cassie Haggar sent us this report...

It was a privilege to judge my first qualifier at Scunthorpe agility show and possibly finish my judging career on a high judging the qualifier as my last class. I have decided after the show I am going to hang up my judging boots after judging just short of 8500 dogs and carrying out 28 judging appointments. With a busier full time job than before and helping at shows, I want to enjoy the days off with my own pooches.

Everyone was very friendly, nice to their dogs and up for the challenge. Some of the partnerships I saw were amazing and certainly ones to watch in the future especially the young girl who ran the black Cocker. And wow the running contacts were breathtaking as it was a straight dog walk jump finish!

A few handlers who stuck in my mind were Sam Lane, Alan Bray and Jo Gleed - all of whom, I believe, were all running young Cocker Spaniels.

I will certainly be keeping my eye on the Final, hoping someone who qualified at Scunthorpe goes on to win the Final. Good luck!

Small Dogs

  1. Samantha Lane with Hillside Jemz Evil Genius - 28.576 secs (C)

  2. Alan Bray with Devongem Fire Starter Upanova Tigers - 31.454 secs (C)

  3. Jayne Wilkinson with Adrival Just William - 32.349 secs (C)

  4. Joanne Stewart with Loupy Lou The Little Rogue - 34.713 secs (C)

  5. Alan Bray with Sirensong Tantrums and Tiaras at Upanova Tigers - 35.936 secs (C)

Medium Dogs

  1. Jo Gleed with Ag.Ch. Let’s Get Ready to Rumble - 30.604 secs (C)

  2. Emma Sadler with Prepare to Be Dazzled - 32.066 secs (C)

  3. Apryl Britton with Belsharose Quintessia - 32.211 secs (C)

  4. Kayleigh Hewitt with Wild as Jerry Seinfeld - 32.333 secs (C)

  5. Emma Quincey with Tiza Revalation at Devongem - 32.693 secs (C)

Severnside at the North Somerset Show

It was another fab day of agility in the sun at Severnside. It was very hot and the third day of competing of the weekend.

Many thanks to Severnside DTC for hosting the qualifiers on what was the hottest day so far this year in front of thousands of show visitor with gun shots in the background and BBQ smells wafting in. Thank you to our judges Julian Bartram (Small dogs) and Anthony Bray (Medium dogs).

Judge Julian Bartram said, 'It was good to see the level of ability with a lot of impressive independent weaves and good contacts. The weather was very hot but, despite that, most of the dogs seemed well able to cope with the weather. The dogs and handlers had to cope with several elements, such as discrimination, round the back and wing wraps as well as the usual obstacles and did very well.'

Small Dogs

  1. Tasha Redman with Madam Florence - 45.650 secs (C)

  2. Roger Brown with Jolieville Rocket Man - 55.345 secs (C)

  3. Abigail Phillips with Little Running Reg - 39.541 secs (5f)

  4. Sophie Grove with Woodside Treasure - 40.340 secs (5f)

  5. Joyce Turner with Tamakino Diamond Dazzler - 53.415 secs (5f)

Winner's report by Will Bacchus (12)
We made sure the dogs were kept cool and happy throughout the day. The previous two days of competing had gone well with Rudi gaining his last win for Grade 6 and also enough points for his Silver Warrant.

Rudi then won the G5 Jumping prior to running the Agria Brillo Bounce qualifier. It was his last run of the long weekend and we were both tired.

Rudi and I were the first to run, and he started the course slower than normal. Normal service was resumed with Rudi yipping in excitement after exiting the tunnel at number 4! I was pleased to finish the weekend with a clear. I watched a few other dogs run and saw some lovely clears.

I thought I may be in with chance of qualifying and that I may be lucky to be placed 3rd. I was totally surprised to have won the class!

Thank you to Anthony Bray for a great course. I loved running it. To win and qualify for the Final was such an amazing way to finish a fantastic weekend of agility with Rudi.

Medium Dogs

  1. Will Bacchus with a Message to You Rudi - 37.588 secs (C)

  2. Helen Sharp with Ready Welly Go - 37.60 secs (C)

  3. Wendy Swadlo with Littlebe Laura Littleme - 38.345 secs C)

  4. Joanna Stacey with Rosie The Willow - 39.019 secs (C)

  5. Julie Lewington with Heufstars Boy - 39.770 secs (C)

Wye Valley Premier Agility Show

Many thanks to Wye Valley DTC for hosting the Small and Medium qualifiers on 2nd June at Priory Farm on the banks of the lovely River Wye in Monmouthshire. The judges were Ben Elsworthy (Small) and Curtis Alway (Medum).

Judge Ben Elsworthy thought his course ran well and he congratulated all the winners.

Small Dogs

  1. Kate Cook with Aveegoton Sowena - 32.591 secs (C)

  2. Chloe Brown with Licosateria Mai Sunbeam - 32.953 secs (C)

  3. Emma Frost with Skippy Kipp - 33.023 secs (C)

  4. Caroline Rasen with Fat Bottomed Freddie - 33.471 secs (C)

  5. Sophie Mcbeth with She’s My Kind of Magic - 33.493 secs (C)

It was Curtis' first KC judging appointment and he said, 'The course I set was intended to be fast and flowing yet achievable for all competing grades. I thought that the 87 competitors I had ran the course very well. My congratulations to Carole Stone, Jill Sims, Carol Brown, Annika Norris and Gill Rhodes for qualifying and the best of luck to all of them as they progress further through the Brillo Bounce.'

Medium Dogs

  1. Carole Stone with Maddie Licious - 46.016 secs (C)

  2. Jill Sims with Standish Park Nutmeg - 50.357 secs (C)

  3. Carol Brown with Magical Florence - 51.670 secs (C)

  4. Annika Norris with Jorja Blue Princess - 52.586 secs (C)

  5. Gill Rhodes with Hopes Messenger - 52.615 secs (C)

Golden Valley DTC

Many thanks to Golden Valley DTC for hosting the qualifiers at the Top Barn show in the continuing good weather.

Judge Nick Chettle said, 'I was honoured to be asked to judge the Agria Brillo Bounce heat at the Golden Valley show on 16th June 2018.

I set a fairly fast and flowing course that I think the competitors enjoyed – at least quite a few of them told me that! As expected, the standard of the dogs and competitors was high and the atmosphere was cheerful and good natured. The venue at Top Barn Farm, Holt Heath, Worcester is good with nice views and the surface was flat and even, nice to run on. The weather was great for dogs and humans.

I had a good time judging it and hope the competitors did, too.'

Small Dogs

  1. Sophie Mcbeth with She’s My Kind of Magic - 29.244 secs (C)

  2. Terry Wallbank with Billy Bob - 30.386 secs (C)

  3. Moira Bowden with Truly Blinkin Scrumptious - C 32.173 secs (C)

  4. Robyn Davis with Lady Poppin Kirbystephen - 33.065 secs (C)

  5. Hilary Bowden with Lets Smartie Partie - 33.753 secs (C)

 Medium Dogs

  1. Lizzie Elliot with Jackalantern Zeerallo - 27.781 secs (C)

  2. Don Cooper with Ag.Ch. Blackthorns Speedy Mitzi - 28.728 secs (C)

  3. Helen Fairchild with Final Reduction - 31.526 secs (C)

  4. Rebecca Harris with Meadow Grass Dancer - 32.181 secs (C)

  5. Stephen Bartholomew with Daisy Flowerpower - 33.318 secs (C)

Just Dogs Live

Many thanks to Just Dogs Live for hosting the Agria Brillo Bounce qualifier, judged by Steph Ayres, in the continuing good weather.

Small Dogs

  1. Penny Lowes with Totanium Penny Black - 30.181 secs (C)

  2. Carla Whyte with Papikois Amazing Secret - 31.162 secs (C)

  3. Zoe Fillery-Hammond with Wavesong Jumping Jac Flash - 31.337 secs (C)

  4. Pam Hancock with Sherrygold Magnus - 31.917 secs (C)

  5. Elizabeth Saggers with Wicked Miss Magic - 32.141 secs (C)

Medium Dogs

  1. Lesley Holland with Ottoman About The House - 29.753 secs (C)

  2. Danni Smillie with La Folie Douce - 30.300 secs (C)

  3. Danni Smillie with Jazzy Jet - 30.989 secs (C)

  4. Melanie Wright with Magic Dream Charmer at Magilitas - 2.711 secs (C)

  5. Fiona Cox with Hi Ho Silver - 32.772 secs (C)

Rugby Championship Agility Weekend 

 Many thanks to Rugby Championship Agility Weekend for hosting the qualifiers in the continuing good weather and to Alan Mitchell for judging.

Small Dogs

  1. Katherine Newcombe with Indies Little Shadow - 47.527 secs (C)

  2. Hilary Poole with Lightwonder Spook - 53.378 secs (C)

  3. Simone Southwart with Forever Effervescent - 51.278 secs (10f)

  4. Laurel Jordan with Little Miss Buttermeup - 53.555 secs (15f)

  5. Jilly Holness with Baisleas Deechi Dee - 56.256 secs (15f)

 Medium Dogs

  • Caitlin Wells with Papikois Amazing Talent - 38.994 secs (C)

  • Helcina Lines with L Helianthemum Yahtzee - 56.068 secs (C)

  • Charlotte Arnold with Commbys Fast & Furious - 62.299 secs (C)

  •  Lorraine Bedford with Rainmark The Charmed One - 5 66.192 secs (C)

  •  Leanne Alder with Billingems Midnight Onyx - 45.157 secs (10f)

Welsh Kennel Club Championship Agility Weekend

 Many thanks to Welsh Kennel Club Championship Agility Weekend for hosting this qualifier, judged by Tracy Bennett in the continuing good weather. 

Small Dogs

  1. Marc Wingate Wynne with Obay Thatz Entertainment - 27.257 secs (C)

  2. Apryl Britton with Never Let Go of The Five Colours - 28.569 secs (C)

  3. Angela Williams with Eronels Mother of Pearl - 29.601 secs (C)

  4. Hazel Hicks with Milwyr Larch - 33.348 secs (C)

  5. Louise Caldwell with Party Pickle - 34.696 secs (C)

 Medium Dogs

  1. Aimee Kerton with Basilea Little Lionheart - 26.741 secs (C)

  2. Gareth Curnell with Raggie Maggie Mae - 29.389 secs (C)

  3. Stephen Thurgood with Leeglen Jenny - 31.085 secs (C)

  4. David Sweeney with Peartbrook Blue Peter - 33.266 secs (C)

  5. Caroline Smith with Bats A Fantastic Flyenpyg - 35.112 secs (C)

North Derbyshire Championship Agility Weekend

Many thanks to North Derbyshire Championship Agility Weekend for hosting these qualifiers, judged by Helen Veal.

Small Dogs

  1. Lesley Dexter with Lolly Lola Lollipop C 31734 secs (C)

  2. Karen Laker with The Edge Of Reason C 33.075 secs (C)

  3. Hannah Mackenzie with Cikoria Planet Solaris C 40.388 secs (C)

  4. Nicola Sparkes with Admiral Tom Tom Nelson C 42.371 secs (C)

  5. Emma Wallbank with Erik The Boston Viking C 52.416 secs (C)

Medium Dogs

  1. Rachel Ward with Ivormyth Double or Nothing - 26.436 secs (C)

  2. Nicola Garrett with Obay Thatz Unlikely - 27.051 secs (C)

  3. Amy Langman with Done And Busted -29.098 secs (C)

  4. Harri Condie with Droopy Master Detective - 30.595 secs (C)

  5. Alexa Netty with Saffino Chocolat - 31.710 secs (C)