NEWS & RESULTS
News & Info
All the 2014 KC qualifiers for
Olympia and Crufts etc. are now on the Show Diary
to increasing worry with the current weather conditions, the AWC UKA show has been
relocated to a new venue.
Drontal has announced the 2014 Agility Challenge Qualifiers
The Kennel Club has issued Guidance to recent amendments to agility regulations.
Club has introduced a new interactive way to apply for Agility Warrants on-line.
Due to their show venue not being available, Redgates AC will not be
holding a show this year.
- All monies raised at the Run the Levels show
on 29 March at Taunton Racecourse will be donated to Somerset Flood Appeal.
- Having been let down by
ArenaUK, the 15 March Dog Vegas show will be held outdoors at the Oakridge arena, Collingham, Newark.
M & M's have announced a brand new winter series of six shows to be held at the Dog
Training Barn just outside Banbury.
Due to the recent weather and the long term
forecast , the March AJAXS show has been cancelled as the show venue is on the
Steven and Medical Detection dog Molly, the brown Cocker Spaniel who have been nominated for
Crufts Friends for Life. In addition to her work alerting diabetic Steven before he is going to
have an episode, she's an agility dog! To vote, ring
tel. 0844 646 0201.
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Cambridgeshire dog wins Best in Pastoral Group to make it to the Final.
Wakefield dog wins Best in Working Group to make it to Final.
The nation's favourite dog event is to
be televised on Channel 4 across three nights for the first time ever this year.
Amy Bennett's 'big chop' for charity has raised more than £1000 for Macmillans. The agility community is showing its support of the Somerset flood victims with
a charity show called Run the Levels on 29 March at Taunton Racecourse.
Minutes - January 2014
Read about the discussions and decisions that will probably effect your agility life.
A list of people interested in taking part in the XV
International Mix & Breed Championships (IMCA) and PAWC (ParAgility) in Italy in
September this year is now being
compiled. Places on Team GB are open to anyone wishing to represent their
country at an international competition.
Places & Spaces
Moving to a new area, looking for a another club or
some extra private tuition? These clubs and events have spaces available.
Woof & Brew,
creators and producers of healthy
herbal teas for dogs,
has agreed to sponsor the Agilitynet Senior Agility League this year. Cheers!
Once again, Valgray's BC Rescue has been invited to participate in the rescue agility at Crufts
2014. Anyone with a Valgray dog is welcome to apply.
There is no better way to measure your achievement than by comparing like to like.
The number of breed and special interest agility leagues
is growing. If there isn't a league for you, find some like-minded
people and set one up. They're good fun.
The League is up and running again for 2014 and
there are lots of new members already. It is open to all spaniel handlers.
2013 was a year of ups
and downs for Rescue Agility Scotland. But when the League tables closed on 31 January
2014, it was evident that many dogs and handlers had enjoyed an extremely successful
Due to work commitments James Amor will be unable to run the Veteran's league this
year. Fingers crossed for next year.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
With more and more Staffords competing in agility - and do well - the Staffie
League is thriving. New members welcome. Congrats to the winners of the 2013 League.
They may be small but they are keen and pretty good at agility. Results of the 2013
League are now available. New members welcome.
Weimaraner Agility League
The 2014 Rules & Regulations of the 13trh annual
Weimaraner Agility League and Entry form are both available to download.
Senior Agility League
The 2013 League is dead. Long live the 2014 League. Well done to all the older but
wiser winners of the 2013 League. If you are 55 or over you are eligible to enter. Do
it now. You're not getting any younger.
QUALIFIERS & FINALS
There's an extra 'fun
run' 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.
The Animal Health Co Classic
The Animal Health Company is launching a steeplechase
style competition for dogs of all sizes, featuring the Westcott's Water Jump!
With ten qualifiers around the country, everyone should have a chance to enter.
Drontal, the UK's favourite dog wormer, will continue its support of
agility with the 2014 Agility Challenge consisting of 10 heats across the country.
The heats for 2014 have been announced including a new one at the two
day Scottish Border Collie Club show.
Brillo International Bounce
The 15 shows which will host qualifying heats have been announced.
The Final will be held on Saturday, 6 September 2014 at Blenheim ATC Show
Weekend at West Midlands Showground, Shrewsbury.
Agilitynet site has really helped me in the past to find training courses for me to
attend. I have done training courses all over the country and thoroughly enjoyed them.'
Events added in the last two weeks.
Some of the latest arrivals are previewed here but there are many more looking
for active homes.
You can now add potential agility
dogs direct. It's a faster service and still free to rescue organisations and private
individuals! Another new features is a Google map so you can see where the
dog is located. Wales may not be THAT far away for the right dog!
but 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 hurry if you want to enter. Schedules can now be
downloaded direct from the
Show Diary page.
A Grade Change Form is available via a link on the front page of iSS
Attention: Show Organisers
Click here to input your essential show details
onto the iSS Show Diary.
Authors Karen Laker, Sue Holstead and
Ruth MacGill, have put together an e-book that describes a way that dogs and owners
can have fun working out together. Combining dog training with exercise and music,
it's just what Mary Ann Nester has been waiting for.
Foundation Jumping Skills
Heidi Pichotta agreed to review Lee Windeatt's first
DVD because she loved it!
This step by step guide from
Lauren Langman and the Devon Dogs team, reviewed by Manda Scott, is aimed at anyone
with a new puppy or young dog or simply interested in dog training.
One of truly great ABC agility dogs Ag.Ch. Dragonheart
Dark Destroyer AW/G has retired after a glittering agility career with Nigel
Staines. All the best, Zico.
HTM to Agility Dog
After Fran's Cobb's husband passed away and
with retirement fast approaching, she decided to buy a puppy to train for Heelwork to
Music. However, once she and her dog Jazz discovered agility, there
was no turning back.
Things to Do... when it floods
With more rain forecast and long term climate change predicted, now is the time for
the agility world to think about how to survive the floods.
You might wonder what martial arts have in common with running an agility dog?
Personal trainer Mike Wood & Eleanor Balchin have developed an exercise regime specifically for those who compete in dog agility.
Mandy and Marcus Bainbridge share some of their stories of five happy years at their
award winning, multiple dog friendly holiday cottages in beautiful Co. Durham.
a bit of a New year's rant, Rebecca Ashworth wrote this article about her
beloved G7 spaniel Rusty whom she lost in October. He changed her life.
39 years of Rheumatoid Arthritis have taken their toll
on inspirational mobility impaired handler Philippa Armstrong. Now she needs a
new wheelchair to get back into agility... and you can help.
Show your support. Send a good luck message to a family member, friend or club mate who
has qualified for Crufts in any activity - agility, flyball, obedience, breed etc.
Come on. Brag a little. Tell the world you've qualified for Crufts 2014 with a smart,
round and perfectly formed car sticker. We've got a few left for anyone who has qualified for Crufts in either
agility, flyball, obedience or breed etc. Include a voluntary donation to the KC Charitable Trust
and we will send you two stickers - one for your car and the other your van. Just send an SAE to Agilitynet, 38
Northolme Road, London N5 2UU.
Window / Car Stickers
would like to encourage all show secretaries and organisers to send us their ring
plans, not just for the actual show but for the archives. They are invaluable for
anyone trying to find information for their Warrants and people aspiring to be Champ
Another loss to the agility world...
It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Sue Schofield died, pain
free and in her own time, after losing her battle with cancer. The funeral will be on
To all those people with one of
WT.Ch Flynntastic Red Jaff of Tarnforce's competing pups, John Wykes would like
you to know that Jaff passed away peacefully this morning at home.
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Replacement - ...
it has been a real roller-coaster ride of a year for Jackie
Bromwich. Her talented you collie Fern had to have a total hip replacement. This is the
story of her journey back to fitness
with the help of Fitzpatrick Referrals.
Agility is a high risk sport due to all
that running, twisting and turning. Despite the best
preparation, not all injuries can be prevented which is why
Chartered Vet Physiotherapist Sally Medcalf has written
an article how to spot problems and prevent injuries.
The No. 1 cause of injury in
high impact in active dog sports like agility is doing too much, too soon and too fast.
Thermal imaging utilises a colourful new technology as a diagnostic tool, but it can
also be used as a management tool to monitor a performance animal or can be used to
assess the usefulness of a treatment.
Kay Westgate was told that her little dog Twiggy had pancreatitis she felt really
guilty. It took a while to learn how to live with a dog on a diet. Kay wrote this
article, hoping to help other owners in a similar situation.
Border Collie Collapse (BCC) is a
relatively rare condition usually seen in working dogs or those training for high
intensity activity such as agility or flyball. Vet Netty
Mattey has studied it and explains more about it.
Taking the time to find out what breeds make up your crossbreed dog can affect the
way you train it - and it could answer the question, once and for all, about
whether you are eligible to enter an ABC class.
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