Giving dogs a second chance


Karen Fuller is still waiting for quite a few replies to the invitations to the finals. There are lists of finalists and reserves posted on the website, so if members could check to see if replies have been received she would be most grateful.

2007 Darleague Results

The 2007 Darleague is now closed. Well done and congratulations to all the winners.

On the web site Karen Fuller said, 'Looking through the tables, it has been an amazing year for you all. A big thank-you to everyone who registered. It would not be possible without your support and, of course, your great 'rescue' dogs who are without a doubt all winners.'


Large Grade 1               Claire Saxton with Misha Mishkovsky


Large Grade 2               Nikki Collins with  Hotshot Harlequin


Large Grade 3-5            Barrie James with Ouja Fink  


Large Grade 6-7            Ian Dobison with Ag.Ch. Call Me Mr 'T'


Large Elementary X        Rebecca Waite with Bailey Boo


Large Starter X              Rachael Frost with Little Mr Meena


Large Novice X              Natalie Silcock with Kiros of Final Fantasy


Large Senior X               Bridgitte Wyre with Bright Future AW


Medium Grade 1            Vicki  Watmore with Patchwork Puzzle  


Medium Grade 2            Gabi Powell with Spider Pie


Medium G3-5                 Linda Cummings with Monkey Madness No Worries  


Medium G6-7                 Alastair Baillie with Another Bam Bam


Small Grade 1                Janet Lockwood with Princessa De La Nieve


Small Grade 2                Nicola Hadaway with Trio Lad


Small Grade 3-5             Andrew Garratt with Charlie I am no Angel


Small Grade 6-7             Susie Josty with AgCh Spratt Attack


Junior Handler               Rachel Bignall with Ready Jedi


ABC                              Lisa Jordan with Hurrikane Inca


Allsorts                         Ian Dobison with Amber The Foxy Lady


Gundog                         Lesley Wilks with My Fizzical Attraction


Agilitynet Award            Barrie James with Ouja Fink


Wiccaweys Award          Anna Burton with Wiccaweys Magic Mindy

G3-5 Survey

Calling all Darleague members with G3-5 dogs. As we go into the 2008 league, Karen Fuller is looking at splitting the G3-5 categories to create some more awards for next year. She would like to see how the dogs registered in the League are split between these Grades and need members help to take a minute to fill in the survey on the website.

Nominate Your Dog for Defa's Award!

Defa's Award, kindly sponsored by Patch Guipago, is for the most improved rescue dog, 'completing the road to quality of life against the odds.'

This award is not based on points or placings. In fact, the winner may not have even had a clear round yet! It's meant to acknowledge a special dog which has overcome whatever difficulties it's had in the past and is now able to do agility with its new owner.

That special dog/owner partnership could be you or someone else you know who may not realise how amazing their part has been in giving their dog a great future! All you have to do is write your/their story in as much detail as you think relevant. There is no real maximum length. Just tell the story as it happened and send it to Patch at . The winner's story will go on the Dog Agility Rescue League website and they will receive an engraved trophy.

Dates of 2008 Finals Announced

The Superdog Agility Rescue League Finals, sponsored by Burgess, will be hosted by RVA at the three day open agility show at The East of England Agricultural Show on Friday, 13 June 2008. There is no time limit to claim points and they can be backdated to 21 December 2006

The qualifiers will be based on the 2007 league results as follows:-

Separate Finals

Large G1 - top 15

Large G2 - top 15

Large G3-5 top 30

Large G5-6 top 15

Medium G1-7 one Final

Medium G1 - top 3

Medium G2 - top 3

Medium G3-5 - top 10

Medium G 5-6 top 5

Small G1-7 one Final

Small G1 - top 3

Small G2 - top 3

Small G3-5 top10

Small G5-6 - top 5

Further information regarding invitations to the event including the RVA schedule will be found on the web site in due course

Supadog Agrees to Sponsor Agility League for Rescue Dogs

The Dog Agility Rescue League (DARL), formed to recognise the achievements of rescue dogs, is celebrating after agreeing a three-year sponsorship deal with Supadog, the popular dog food range from pet care specialists Burgess.

The Dog Agility Rescue League (DARL) soon to become the Supadog Agility Rescue League was launched last year to allow rescue dogs and their owners to show they can compete with the best of them in the agility ring. It already has close on 800 members.

Christine Neasham, head of marketing at Burgess, said  'At Burgess we believe that pets contribute hugely to the wellbeing of their owners and we should repay them by looking after them the best we can.  It's great to know that members of the Dog Agility Rescue League and other people like them have been able to give a loving home to some very lucky rescue dogs and help them reach their full potential their success shows that with the right care and attention rescue dogs can be just as successfully trained as non-rescues.'

'We admire their dedication and are looking forward to working with everyone associated with the league to ensure rescue dogs - who are the true supadogs - get the recognition they deserve.'

The Supadog sponsorship, which begins in January 2008, will help fund the league's one-day national final. All competitors will receive a bag of Supadog Active, a protein-rich food for active and sporting dogs, with natural bio-flavonoids which have anti-viral properties to guard against infection from sources such as stagnant water and carrion.

Karen Fuller, the league administrator, said  'We're very excited about our partnership with Supadog.  Interest in the league is already growing in leaps and bounds and this new support should help the league gain a much higher profile in the agility world.'

Burgess will continue to support the Kent-based Supadog Agility Show, the largest event of its kind in the world, which it has sponsored for 11 years.

For more information about Dog Agility Rescue League visit their web site

Register Now for 2007

Registration is now open for the 2007 DARLeague. The system has now been updated and members can now login, update details and also add another dog. New members can now register online.

So if you compete with a rescue and would like to join in the fun go to  Forms are also available by post. Please send a SAE to Karen Fuller, 5 Kilnwood Close, Selsey, Chichester, West Sussex PO20 0HQ.

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