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RESCUE US
Make your next agility dog a rescue.

 If you are interested in any of these dogs, just click this link for more information. If you would like to add a dog that you feel would make a great agility dog, then please use the online form. This is a free service to rescue organisations and private individuals.

Working with our friends at Rescue Dogs for Agility Homes UK to find happy homes for active dogs.


SNIPPETS

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  • The Final of the Animal Health Co Class will take place at the Rugby Christmas show. (Animal Health Co)
     

  • The Kennel Club has announced the last Development Squad intake for Agility Team GB 2020. (Show Snippets)
     

  • The Poodle Training Club had a great day for their show at the Dog Training Barn near Banbury (Oxon.) (Show Snippets)
     

  • KC International Agility Festival refund update.  (Show Snippets)

  • To make way for the new Intermediate heats, the organisers of the Camddwr Cup are planning a review of their current heats. (Show Diary)
     

  • The KC is looking for registered clubs to hold qualifiers for Olympia Large ABS G5-7 and/or Discover Dogs Small / Mixi Pairs. (Show Snippets)
     

  • The Kennel Club defends itself for taking part in London Pride 2019. (Kennel Club News)
     

  • The Newton Heath show on 20th October is now full and will not be accepting POTD. (Show Diary)
     

  • KC is calling for countries to enter the 2020  European Open to be held in the UK next year. (Show Snippets)
     

  • Martin Cavill will be stepping down temporarily from Agility Team GB duties until after his judging appointment at the 2020 European Open Champs. (Show Snippets)


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.

Award for best show name of 2019...
Longfield Cheerio to LHO Show

E-VENTS & MEASURING

Events added in the last two weeks.

AGILITYNET STUFF

Senior Agility League
Good news for members of the Agilitynet Senior League. Now you can collect points for Knockout and Circular Knockout places. Thank you again to our sponsor Nordikota Print & Embroidery.

The Agilitynet Shop
Since so many agility people now do Hoopers with their oldies, we've added a new section for equipment and accessories to The Shop called... Hoopers!

Flea Market
It's always a good season to buy or sell your van, caravan and camping equipment etc. on the new, easier to use Flea Market. We've improved our security in our constant war against spammers. There's more to browse and even some puppies under age of six months. And it is still free for individuals to use.

Judges A-List
A message for anyone organising an agility show. Did you know that you can contact judges easily by emailing them direct by using the link on the A-List? There are 500 KC, UKA and independent judges to select from. New judges always welcome.

Agilitynet FB
Agilitynet FB has reached a whopping 26,000+ members! Welcome to all new members.

Measuring
It can be difficult to find an official KC Measurer if you are new to agility or have a new dog just starting out. A number of measuring sessions are now listed on the Events & Measuring page and/or the Show Diary. Use the Qualifier filter and select Measuring.

Agilitynet Show Diary
Agilitynet has been listening to you again. We've had a request to add classes for Juniors to the Show Diary but will need the help of all the show organisers to identify shows with classes for kids.

In addition, thanks to the 4th Height Supporters Groups, we have a list of shows with LHO on the Show Diary.

Both these options can be accessed via the filter called Qualifiers on the Show Diary.


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WHAT'S NEW...

PAWC 2019
Janine Greenwood, a member of the UK ParAgility Team, writes about her year long journey to the ParAgility competition in Spain. From bacon butties to the big ring, being a member of the Team gave her a focus that really helped her through some very long, dark days.

Image result for welsh kennel club champ showWelsh Kennel Club Champ Show
Report from the Welsh Kennel Club Champ Show, sponsored by Eukanuba, where there was a story behind every red rosette. Congrats to all.

Animal Health Co Classic
The Final of the Animal Health Co Classic will take place at the Rugby Christmas Show on 14th December, under the watchful eye of the jovial Angelo 'Doc' Docherty. Also results from Heats 8-10, Welsh KC, North Derbyshire and Paws in the Park respectively.

Snippets
As always, Poodle antics enlivened the Poodle Training Club Show on 6th October with the occasional mad dash around the ring to remind everyone that they are definitely not collies.

Pic of the Litter
Way to go Walter. It was a real red ribbon day at Thames for him and his owner Jane.

Canine Osteoarthritis
A diagnosis of OA will change your dog's life, and yours. However, Lynsey Tindall and CAM believe that arthritis is not the end of the road, just a change in direction. Managed early and effectively,  you will be able to give your dog more happy years.

Thinking Aloud
As the 2019 outdoor season draws to a close, Alan Waddington thinks is a good time to pause and reflect on issues in dog agility, proposed changes and the general feel and organisation of our sport. Are we still The Happy Sport?

Salomon Supercross Trainers Review
If you are thinking about buying new running shoes for Agility, you might want to read Iain Patz's review of the new Salomon Supercross trainer.

Wing Work
Wing work is an important part of foundation training as it teaches dogs to turn tightly. In an exclusive extract from her book Foundation Fun & Games, Connie Sellers shares her secrets on doing wing wraps and associated handling moves.

Numb3rs
S
ome stats for the agility geeks out there... Of 259 KC shows in 2019

  • 91.51% offered LHO of some sorts
  • 29.73% offered LHO for Large only
  • 61.78% offered LHO for Small/Medium
  • 8.49% offered no LHO in any height

REVIEWS

Flexitags
Louise Bray loves these colourful silicone dog name tags so much that she wanted everyone to know.

K9 Custom Canopies
These custom-made sun reflective covers for most cars and vans are just what they say on the tin. Reviewed by Dave Nash who was motivated by the product and cake!

Winston & Porter® Hip & Joint Rescue
Friends Shellie Smith and Alison Barlow review this canine joint supplement which contains a quadruple strength combination of  Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM  and Hyaluronic Acid (HA) for long term joint health and mobility.

Touchango Toys - The Ringo
Touchango K9 has launched a range of toys that they make themselves. Lisa Jordan reviews the Ringo, a durable ball on bungee handle which she uses with her collie Amp.

Photizo® Vetcare
Chris Garrett has used Photizo Light Therapy on her dogs and on herself for a while now, and she agreed enthusiastically to review the Photizo® Vetcare devise, a non-invasive alternative therapy tool for wound healing, musculoskeletal conditions and pain relief.

SPECIALS

Our CBBC
On 7th October YKC members and friends Will Bacchus (13) and Taylor Lyon (10) appeared on a short program on CBBC, talking about their favourite activity - agility. Catch it on iPlayer.

Coming Back to Agility
Brenda Johnston started agility way back in 1986 and reached the dizzy heights of Olympia two years later. Unfortunately she had to give up the sport she loved due to family and health problems. Well, she's coming back now. Find out what she thinks of agility today.

Rain Rain
Sometimes humour arises out of adversity or, as we are experiencing, the bad weather! Agility people are nothing if not resilient and even when the rings at the KCIAF were underwater and caravans sinking into the ground, they still found time to smile.

  • Has anyone got a recent email address for God?

  • Course walking a la KCI

  •  KC International Under Water Festival

  • Rosie Dains' reasons to be cheerful

  • Roger Brown's Hit List - The top 12

CSJ Open 2019
Anyone who has ever wanted to experience a high end, international competition will want to read Gina Colton's report on her second visit to the 2019 CSJ Open.

The Appliance of Science to Dog Agility
Many people say that agility is not 'rocket science,' but in a series of humorous mini articles, Alan Waddington would beg to disagree. So sit back and prepare to be amused. The Isaac Newton Dog Training Academy presents the impact of the laws of nature on dog agility.

Pinched Nerves
Even the most athletic agility dog can get strains, sprains and painful pinched nerves.  Therefore, it's important to spot these injuries early before significant damage is done. Chiropractor Petra Langen-Pieters explains how to tell if your dog has a pinched nerve.

Scrappy the St, Poodle
Once you start a love affair with a poodle, your life will never be the same again!Chris Stamps writes about what it's like to live with an Agility Standard Poodle. Yes, those are the big ones! And don't ask about the name.

My Other Half
WAO judge Sally Jones has been on her agility journey for 30 years now with her long suffering husband Steve who still cannot see the merits of spending a day in a muddy field, full of noisy dogs with bunch of people talking about their 'if-only' rounds. And she's not the only one...



Still the best way to reach agility people!

You can buy and / or sell your unwanted items on the Flea Market all year round. It's free and talks direct to the dog people you want to reach.


LEAGUES, 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!

The Agria Agility Challenge 2019
After a spring and summer of incredible heat -  and heats - the 50 finalists for the 2019 Agria Agility Challenge Final have all been decided. Huge congratulations to all of our qualifiers – we cannot wait to watch you in action at the Final on 29th September at The Malvern Autumn Show.

LOW 550 Final
With the long-awaited introduction of new Kennel Club jump heights in 2020, this was the exciting conclusion of the last ever LOW 550 series. Last year's Crufts judge Hilary Bowden designed a fabulous course for the Final which took place at Cirencester Park on 31st August. That's a wrap, folks!

Toy Breeds Agility League
If you are competing with a very small dog, you'll want to know more about the Toy Breed Agility League (TBAL) which is an on-line league set up to highlight the achievements of tiny dogs. 

LOW 550 Scotland
Doc Docherty will be judging the LOW 550 Scotland Final in August. If you want to run Doc’s final course with the chance to win great trophies, a 3m pipe tunnel or a free space on training workshop, be sure to put the dates in your 2019 diary.


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