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- Tickets for Crufts 2018
(8th-11th March) will go on sale on Friday, 27th October. (
- Help to celebrate the
40th anniversary of agility at Crufts by sending photos or videos
from 1978 until now to the KC.
- The 2018 IFCS team to
represent Great Britain in Italy next April has been chosen.
- The KC congratulates Agility
Team GB for a valiant effort at the FCI Worlds.
- Barnstaple & District
DTS has changed the date and venue of their summer show from May to
- Correction: The closing date for the Kings
'Finer by Nature' UKA show is the 20th October. (
- Agility Team Scotland
has been announced for the 2018 WAO.
- The BSDA of GB and
WBSDS are looking for BSD handlers to represent Great Britain at
next year’s FMBB World Championship in Slovenia.
Heath will be accepting POTD at their independent show on Sunday,
Eastern Agility have cancelled their 22nd October show. The January
and March shows will be going ahead.
- The Fun & Run Agility Show on 7th October has been cancelled. (
Kennel Club has opened its new admin offices in Aylesbury.
The Rescue page is sponsored
Rescue a dog. Rescue yourself.
Here are some
of the latest arrivals but there
are many more looking for active homes. Yes, there are quite a few
collies but there are also other breeds of all sizes and, on
occasion, some from outside the UK.
You can now add potential agility dogs direct, using the
This is a free service for rescue organisations and private
Following the BSD Team Selection Day last autumn, a
team of eight dogs and handlers drove out to Germany
to represented Great Britain at the FMBB World
supplement the cost of travelling to international
competitions, Lee Gibson has published a new Worldwide Course
Challenge E-Book with 10 original courses to test your knowledge.
The beginning of the
year is the time when when the heats for the various competitions
are announced. There is something for every level from Starters to
advanced with rosettes and trophies galore and, in some cases, cash
prizes so well worth a go.
launching a brand new 4-day event next June at Addington Manor for ambitious
handlers looking for a challenge.
It was the second year that Mandy Melville-Love and Darren Stokes
had been chosen for the IMCA – PAWC UK Team. This time they went out to Austria
armed with Photizo and red light technology.
Let Penny polish your prose. No job too
small. She'll even proofread your show schedules.
Discount for Agilitynet readers.
The 2017-2018 schedules are flooding in so you can plan your next few
months of shows.
A special request to show
organisers. Please please proofread your schedules carefully before you
send them in so they do not have to be revised. The more eyes the
better. It will save delay and confusion in the end.
Almost 19 years after
Agilitynet first went live, we've decided we really
need a good clear out. It's an enormous site now and
there are just something things which are out of
date and/or no longer relevant so please bear with
us if links don't work. If you have anything special
that you would like saved,
pleases let us know.
Over 55 and
still competing? Why not join the fun.
All points count as long as there is a rosette awarded
except 'just for fun' and training in the ring competitions.
We have made a change for
2017. Allsorts dogs have been taken out of the main categories and
given one of their own. Due to the low numbers, we have combined all
the age groups for this award.
points will count.
you to our new sponsor for making it all possible. The Big Dg Bed
Company makes good quality, comfortable beds for dogs of all sizes
as well as specialist, active recovery orthopaedic beds for working
Events added in the last two
'The 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.'
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.
Former dog trainer Ros Reynolds is looking for an agility club
that would like to use her new dog park in Boston
(Lincs) as a training or show venue.
Life of a KC Agility Judge
Emily Osboune started
judging five years ago to give something back to the sport and, though it can be
hard work at times, she is still loving it.
of the Litter
Rebecca Harris' sheltie Barnaby was just seven
months old when he last used one of these. The
£64,000 question is have you ever seen one in the
ring and, if so, can you remember where and when?
Read Dave Deaville's Judge's report on
the Final held
at the Malvern Autumn
Show this year. Congratulations to the winners.
Fun with Fido has agreed to sponsor of Chantal Karyta, a leading dog agility
handler and trainer who has previously competed at Crufts and Olympia with
her Shelties and represented Team England in the WAO and Team GB at the FCI
Agility World Championships.
one of the UK’s leading dog toy manufactures, will continue its sponsorship
of Country Shows Agility two Kennel Club agility shows this winter at Morton
Morrell College, (Warks) in December and January.
Engraving Studio's easy fit agility collar tags requires no
fixing rings to be fitted to your dog collar - ideal for dogs taking part in dog
agility and fly ball as there are no hanging parts to snag. Easy to swop between
collars with deep long lasting engraving that won't fade or wear away.
We all know that veterinary bills can be eye
watering, so it's no wonder that about 40% of owners
have pet insurance. Policies can vary widely which
means that it is very important to get the right
cover for your dog first time. Julia Carr explains
how it works and what to look for.
Handler of the Year
The Burns Welsh
Handler of the Year, run as part of the
Pembrokeshire County show, is open to dogs of all
sizes and grades run by Welsh handlers or people
living in Wales. Wow! And what a final it was.
the Three Legged Agility Dog
Heather Smith's rescue collie Milo had agility dog written all
over him. He was doing well until he was diagnosed
with cancer and his hind leg had to be amputated.
This is the amazing story of how he came back to
agility with a little help from his friends.
Death of a Collie
One moment Ericka Skinner's beloved Sadye was a healthy, happy do
the next she had collapsed and was dead within hours. Thus is the tragedy of Water Toxicosis.
Water Intoxication in Dogs
excessive water intake by your dog while playing in the
water this summer! Ingesting too much water may lead to
"water intoxication", a condition that can cause serious
brain damage and even death in extreme cases.
Total Hip Replacement - An
Jackie Bromwich's promising dog Fern was diagnosed
with hip dysplasia, it was a shattering moment. It's
been four years since Fern had a hip replacement and
she is now nine. Though it's been a long road and
there have been setbacks, in the end, she has
achieved G7. Their story should give heart to anyone
who has a dog with HD. It's not the end of the
world. You can still follow your dreams.
Following up on Anne Brierley's story about
competing with her Bracco Italianos, a rare an ancient breed of hunting
dog, we listen in on one of their post-show debriefings.
Beware of Ball Flingers
Never throw a stick or a ball to your dog says the K999 vet. It
could be fatal.
White Spunner -
Janet has just turned 80 and she is still doing agility and is having
the time of her life! Completing a course without time faults can be
tricky now but she still loves it.
(now incorporating Wanted)
to buy or sell a camping pass? Want to clean out your shed or
basement by selling some agility equipment, car cages or camping
equipment? Make the Flea Market your first stop.
Sad news that Jacqui Tucker passed away on Friday, 6th October, 2017
after a short but devastating illness.
Agility Wit & Wisdom
It seems the cost of dog agility is quite a lot in
other countries around the world. We don't know how
lucky we are to have so many shows at such
reasonable prices for all dogs regardless of whether
pedigree or crossbreed. So says Dawn Gilmour.
Newly qualified KC and UKA judges, please put your name forward for
the Judge's A-List. Show secretaries will be booking shows for next year
and it is a great way to get on the radar.
Last 10 judges to join or update
Hannah Grantham - Champ Judge
Doreen Sizeland - Welcome back!
Jonathan Hallam - Updated
Gina Scott - Updated
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.
Inspired by the South African beef snack Biltong, ByBenji Training
Treats are made of
premium quality, dry cured silverside of beef. But are they worth the
money? Helen and Adrian Miller tried them out on their dogs.
Daniel Gee reviews these agility trainers designed by a German
Championship handler and now in the UK for the first time.
Smart Collar Review
Sue Culmer offered to review some Dog StreamZ collars which were kindly
donated to her rescue to test and here are her findings.
throw, launch or chuck balls for your dogs, you'll want to know more
about this new product. Rosie Lander reviews the clever new Ball Thrower
Bag. Just £10 + £3.00 P&P of pick up on at Just Dogs Live where
Jenny Fish is raising money
for Dogs Trust.
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!
Agility Rocks, Dogs Matter and PAwS Shows have
teamed up to bring you The UKA South West Winter Finals with 10 heats at
UKA shows throughout the winter 2017/18.
More results from heats 8, 9 and 10. Who will join the winners in
the Final at the British Agility Championships in October?
CANIN® Agility Challenge 2017
With all the
heats completed and some 50 invitations sent out to
winners, who will succeed at the Malvern Autumn Show
on Sunday, 24 September when Championship Agility
judge Dave Deauville will judge the 2017 ROYAL CANIN®
Agility Challenge Final.
Following 10 hotly contested heats
during 2016/2017, dogs and handlers travelled from all around the UK to compete
in the inaugural LOW 550 National Jumping Cup Final at Cirencester Park on 2nd
It was a cold and windy day at Kelso
but the dogs were flying at the LOW 550
Scotland Jumping Cup Final 2017 at the Tweedbank
show. Report by Judge Fiona Turnbull.
LOW 550 Scotland
SAM's League was set up by Emily Osborne to support and represent Small
and Medium dogs that run at Lower Height in KC classes and Toy and Midi
at UKA in the UK. They now have 60 members and growing.
Health Co Classic
Heat 7 at Just Dogs Live was lucky for
young Fred Adams showing
just how well the younger Agility generation can do.
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