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SNIPPETS

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  • The Kennel Club has opened its new admin offices in Aylesbury. (KC News)
     
  • The 5th November Dig It Dogs Winter show is now full. (Show Snippets)
     
  • Announcing The CSJ Agility Open 2018 at Addington Manor next June. (Show Snippets)
     
  • Results from the inaugural LOW 550 National Jumping Cup Final at Cirencester Park on 2nd September. (Show Snippets)
     
  • The Scrambles show on 15th October has been changed to 8th October. (Show Diary)
     
  • Results from the Showtime Novice Cup Final. (Show Snippets)
     
  • 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 Champions)
     
  • All six of the Jump 'n Touch winter series shows are full. (Show Diary)
     
  • Results from the top graded classes at KCI. (Show Snippets)
     


RESCUE US
The Rescue page is sponsored
by Akela WholePrey

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 on-line form. This is a free service for rescue organisations and private individuals!


NEWS & INFO

BSD World Championships
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 Championship.

Training News
To 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.

Qualifiers News
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.

AGILITYNET STUFF

Proper Proofreading
Let Penny polish your prose. No job too small. She'll even proofread your show schedules. Discount for Agilitynet readers.

Show Diary
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.

Roadworks Ahead
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.

Senior Agility League
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. LHO points will count.

Thank 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 dogs.


E-VENTS

Events added in the last two weeks.

'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.' Marianne Tembey

SCHEDULES

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 if you want to enter. Schedules can be downloaded direct from the Show Diary page.

WHAT'S NEW...

Milo 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.

ROYAL 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.

IMCA/PAWC 2017
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.

Qualifiers News
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.

In Memory
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 Crematorium, Balcombe 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.

CSJ Agility Open
CSJ is launching a brand new 4-day event next June at Addington Manor for ambitious handlers looking for a challenge.

LOW 550
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 September.

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.

Pic of the Litter
Agility is so tiring...

SPECIALS

Sudden Death of a Collie
One moment Ericka Skinner's beloved Sadye was a healthy, happy dog; the next she had collapsed and was dead within hours. Thus is the tragedy of Water Toxicosis.

Water Intoxication in Dogs
Beware of 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.

The Bracc Pack
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.

Loot from LisburnJanet White Spunner - Octogenarian Extraordinaire
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.

Kodi
Agility 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.


FLEA MARKET...
(now incorporating Wanted)

Looking 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.

STANDARD FEATURES

Judge's A-List
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 their entries:-

  • Doreen Sizeland - Welcome back!

  • Jonathan Hallam - Updated

  • Jason Bartram -  Updated

  • Roy Seal

  • Sue Adams

  • Gina Scott - Updated

  • Gill Vann - Updated

  • Graham Partridge -  Updated

  • Dairin Keating -  Updated

  • Claire Hananford -  Updated


REVIEWS

Fun 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.

ByBenji Treats
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.

DOGGO Parcours
Daniel Gee reviews these agility trainers designed by a German Championship handler and now in the UK for the first time.

Dog StreamZ 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.

Ball Thrower Bag
If you 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.


QUALIFIERS & FINALS

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!

Agria Brillo Bounce
More results from heats 8, 9 and 10. Who will join the winners in the Final at the British Agility Championships in October?

LOW 550 Scotland
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.

Animal 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
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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