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Kennel Club has opened its new admin offices in Aylesbury.
The 5th November Dig It Dogs Winter show is now full.
The CSJ Agility Open 2018 at Addington Manor next June.
Results from the inaugural LOW 550 National
Jumping Cup Final at Cirencester Park on 2nd September.
The Scrambles show on 15th October has been changed to 8th October.
Results from the Showtime Novice Cup Final.
The minutes of the KC Agility Council in July are now available.
(KC Web Site)
Congrats to Mark Bruce and Hayley Telling for going Ag.Ch. with
their dogs Sindy of Erksine and New Illusions Bi Enchantment of the
Five Colours respectively. (Agility
All six of the Jump 'n Touch winter series shows are full.
Results from the top graded
classes at KCI.
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.
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there are just something things which are out of
date and/or no longer relevant so please bear with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.
the Three Legged Agility Dog
Heather Smith's rescue collie Milo had agility dog written all
over him and 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.
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.
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.
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.
Three are three more
agility stars in the sky.
Sarah Vallom was one
of a kind. Your smiling face will be missed around the agility rings.
Sarah's funeral will be held on Friday, 22 September at St. Richard's
Chapel, Sussex & Surrey
Road, Crawley RH10 3NQ. Start time is 2.15 pm. Wear a rosette.
Sadly Liz Spreadbury
passed away this week after a courageous fight
against the dreadful
cancer invading her body.
It is with great
sadness and shock that Country Shows Agility has announced
the death Gary Bye, a valued member of their Team. RIP Gary.
launching a brand new 4-day event next June at Addington Manor for ambitious
handlers looking for a challenge.
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
Agility Wit & Wisdom
What's the difference between British and European courses
and what are the implications? Elizabeth Saggers talks to one of the European
judges at the KCIF.
WOF Agility Classes
New classes in the
Peterborough area, starting in October including
Puppy Socialisation, Life Skill and Force Free Trick
training. Great promotional offer: 20% off all
bookings until 31st December classes.
of the Litter
Agility is so tiring...
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.
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.
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.
is never boring with Kodi. At home, she appears to be a secure and
confident collie but at training and shows, she can simply go to pieces.
Shellie Smith never knows what she is going to get.
(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.
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
Doreen Sizeland - Welcome back!
Jonathan Hallam - Updated
Gina Scott - Updated
Dairin Keating -
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!
More results from heats 8, 9 and 10. Who will join the winners in
the Final at the British Agility Championships in October?
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
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.
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.
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