Supporting agility dogs with specialist lifetime cover
Official rules & regulations
and regulations for a Team event to promote local clubs involvement in YKC activity and to
encourage young people to be involved, rather than just participate in isolation. Final to be
held at Crufts in 2005
Team event to
promote local clubs involvement in YKC activity.
Team event to
encourage young people to be involved, rather than just participate in isolation.
All teams should
consist of 5 Dog handled by five separate handlers.
represent a KC club or group of clubs, and the name of the team should reflect this. I.e.-
the Northants & Wellingborough YKC team.
For the first
year all five handlers may be from different clubs.
There will be
five dogs/handlers per
team. No reserve is required due to scoring system that ignores the worst performance from
Handlers must be
YKC members. They may handle any KC registered dog, providing that the dog is not being
handled at Crufts, by another person
The team may
consist of dogs from any or all the 3 size clasifications.
compete in more than 1 team, from the same club/s, but must handle a different dog in each
Once a handler
has qualified, he/she may not compete for a different team, for the same year.
One only, team
member may (not Must) be from the 18 to 25 age group.
heats at selected agility shows, with wide geographical coverage.
The first team
from each heat will Qualify.
In the event of
only one team entering a heat, that team will run in the heat & providing no more than 2 dogs
are eliminated will qualify.
The course will
be set by the Judge who will utilise at least 2 pieces of contact equipment.
The five dogs
will be individually timed,(not relay)
Jump height will
be 30 inches for Standard dogs, 20 inches for Midi dogs and 15inches for Mini dogs.
Standard agility marking will apply, including the counting of any time faults.
incur 50 faults -scoring will continue.
score/time of the best four out of the five dogs in the team will decide the results.
By counting only
four out of five scores the 'Let the side down' element is reduced, whilst making it
competitive within the team to get one of the four best scores.
In the event of a
dog/handler pulling out at the last minute the team can still be competitive.
Substitute dogs or handlers
Once a team has
qualified the dogs and handlers should remain as per the entry form.
permission to substitute will be required in writing from the YKC, in the event of a dog or
handler being unable to compete in the final for reason beyond the teams control- this
permission will not be unreasonably refused.
In order to
encourage clubs to take an active interest in the event, the final should be in the Special
The SE and Main
ring offer this prestige, and comply with minimum size requirements. Also the surface is, if
as last year far more acceptable in agility circles.
Finding host clubs
A letter will be
sent to all clubs holding KC licensed agility shows , telling them about the event and
asking if they are interested in hosting a heat.
Decision will be
based on geographical spread and time spread throughout the summer.
Note: Team events
cause considerable disruption to running orders at multi ring shows, so only host clubs who
show that they are prepared for this will be considered.
A results sheet
will be distributed to all host clubs. Copies of the entry form for the winners will be sent
to the Co-ordinator within three weeks of the event.
and time limit will also apply to all other Qualifiers.
6-18 or one 18-25
Age cut off will
be:: Age at first day of
show, or Closing date for the Qualifier if that is used for other classes at the show.