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he Kennel Club
has announced a new competition as part of the Agility Team GB squad
K9 BRATS winter series shows for January, February
and March are full.
& Whitecross Show has been cancelled. All fees will be reimbursed.
The Scottish KC measurers will once again be able to
measure at every show in Scotland.
Due to Xmas and other issues, the deadline for the Moonlight
January show has been extended again.
The January, February and March
Jump 'n Touch shows have reached capacity.
Quick round up of Olympia winners.
Newlands will be holding a KC show in April after a new years off
FB has reached a whopping 26,000 members! Welcome to all new members.
Make one of your resolutions
for 2019 to check your entry on the
Agilitynet Judges A-List which lists more than 500 agility judges in in place?
We are currently updating the list and taking new applications. If you have
experience judging at KC, UKA or shows or are just starting out, you can get a
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 400 judges around the UK 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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The Agility Club has appointed Jill Spurr as the permanent Editor of The
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We are delighted to announce
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the 2019 League which is now open for new members and for adding points acquired
since 23rd December 2018. Results will be announced soon.
Pick of the Litter
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
Confused by the new KC regulations? Here's an easy to understand progression
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.
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.
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.
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
Report from the first ever Champ only show where there
were some of the best handlers in the UK met for the
last chance to qualify for Crufts 2019 and plenty of
Hooperholics South UK League
In recognition of the
increasing interest in Hoopers, Angela Lucas has set
up a HSUK national points league.
There's a new dog sport in the UK that many
agility people are taking up with their older or
injured dogs. Sarah Hamblin of CHUK explains
what it's about and why it's proving so popular.
Can You Top
New records include:-
- Double double wins at the same show
- The oldest handler to make a dog up to Champ
- Most consecutive places for litter-mates
- Youngest handlers to win a Champ ticket
- Highest place for a first run at a show
- Youngest person to win a class in the UK
- Litter mates winning the same class (FH and LHO)
- Most capped agility judge
- Fastest time to fill camping at an agility show
- Husband / wife team to win out of the same Grade at the same show
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!
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.
& 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.
Chip Off the Eastern Block
In 2015 Mary McKie felt she was
ready for her next agility dog. She decided that she
would look for rescue – maybe six months to a year
old. As she lives in South West Scotland, she ruled
out dogs from the 'South' as too far away, so how
did she end up with a wee dog from Croatia?
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
Results from the last two heats of the Animal Health Co
Classic at North Derbys and Paws in the Park and a brief report from
Judge Jackie Gardner at the Grand final. Congratulations to all.
Bury Farm and The British
Agility Championships offered the perfect setting for the Finals. Natalie Webb
reports on the competition hersef she won in 2015. Well done to the winners
Whilst there are always winners, and to those not successful this time,
there’s always next year.
All the heats have been finished and the qualifiers meet at
at the Malvern Autumn Show on Sunday, 30th September 2018 under the
watchful eye of Championship Agility Judge Martin Tait.
Bring it on!
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.
Daniel Gee reviews these agility trainers designed by a German
Championship handler and now in the UK for the first time.
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