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Rescue a dog. Rescue yourself.
You can now add potential agility dogs direct, using the
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iSS has announced a new inter-active version
of their printed Show Diary.
Weardale DAC is running a
week long Champ & Premier show in July 2019.
The Kennel Club has
elected Steve Croxford as Chairman.
Calling all finalists. Just a few more
days to confirm you are joining us on Saturday, 24th November for the final
The Animal Health Co 2018.
(Animal Health Co.)
Novice Cup will continue for 2019 under the established format.
The 2019 IFCS team for The Netherlands has now been selected.
The KC has
announced significant changes to Agility Regulations to grade
progression and jump heights.
from the FCI WOrld Agility Championships in Sweden.
for the Beachside November show has been double booked so the show
has been cancelled.
Chipping Norton will
not be holding their show in 2019.
We now have more than 25,000 members!
Over 19,000 of you are active, with around 1,200 posts a month and 43,000
reactions Thank you everyone for making this such a great, busy group
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. Now including measuring
sessions for Scottish Shows thanks to Dawn Gilmour. Use the Qualifier filter and
The A-List is now on-line so anyone who judges at
KC, UKA or independent shows can add and/or amend their entries themselves. There are more than 400 judges around the UK listed so plenty of choice.
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
Both these options can be accessed via the filter
called Qualifiers on the Show Diary.
Over 55? Thus far more than 425 people have entered the 2018 League and more are
joining ever day. It's free and fun.
Events added in the last two
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.
'Thank you from the whole of Active for allowing us to use
Agilitynet. It was amazing. For the 2nd year on this service, we saw
every show sold out all with waiting lists.' Stephen
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Well done to Louise Lewis who raised £200 from the sale
of the knitted poppies. The money has been split
equally between the the Royal British Legion and
Ainmhithe Dog Rescue.
Sue Harvey who
died after a sudden illness will be a great loss to
the Scottish and Northern agility communities.
page has been set up in her name with proceeds to
Guide Dogs for the Blind.
2018 Winning Out Certificates
If you won out of a KC grade or moved up at a UKA show in 2018,
you are invited to apply for an Agilitynet Winning
Out Certificate. The on-line entry form is now
officially open. Please share.
Thank you to our new sponsors, Agria Pet Insurance for
Pic fof the Litter
of his first official engagements as Chairman of the
Kennel Club, Steve Croxford was snapped laying a
wreath at the Animals in War Memorial in remembrance
of fallen animals in war.
20th Anniversary Prize Draw
winners of our amazing prize draw have been
selected, at random, and notidied. Thank you to
everyone who entered our competition and to all
those kind supplies who so generously donated
such great items.
Working with Dogs
Could you be the next editor of The Agility Voice?
Deadline for applications is 1st December.
Hooperholics South UK League
In recognition of the
increasing interest in Hoopers, Angela Lucas has set
up a HSUK national points league.
Agility is Poetry in Motion
It could be verse! Thank you to Shirley Elkins for
sharing an internet poem Why Own a Dog? which
pretty much sums up what we love about Agility.
Also a short poem about going over to the dark side...
Medical Detection Dogs is looking for a very special
small dog or bitch between one to four years old to
be an Assistance Dog. Can you help?
Bury Farm and The British
Agility Championships offered the perfect setting
for the Finals. Natalie Webb reports on the
competition herself she won in 2015. Well done to the
winners. Whilst there are always winners, and to
those not successful this time, there’s always
There's a new dog sport in the UK that many
agility people are taking up with their older or
injured dogs. Sarah Hamblin of CHUK explains
what it's about and why it's proving so popular.
Angela Lucas has set up a national scheme with
competitions and award schemes for people wanting to
Make the first present present on your list a personalised
Christmas stocking for your dog.
Can You Top
New records include:-
- Double double wins at the same show
- The oldest handler to make a dog up to Champ
- Most consecutive places for litter-mates
- Youngest handlers to win a Champ ticket
- Highest place for a first run at a show
- Youngest person to win a class in the UK
- Litter mates winning the same class (FH and LHO)
- Most capped agility judge
- Fastest time to fill camping at an agility show
- Husband / wife team to win out of the same Grade at the same show
many people Longleat was and forever will be their all-time favourite agility
show venue. In those doing agility seemed come
second to the social side. Shirley
Elkins shares her memories of those days when one woke up to the roar of lions!
History of Agility
Want to read more about the good ole days
and find out about when, where and how agility
& Snow - An Interview with Two Spitz Dogs
If dogs could talk, an interview with Ice and
Snow might go something like this... ALFS co-organiser Mark Bunyan
The Lenton Method®
Massage Guild will be making history when both
Sparsholt and Winchester universities conduct the
first ever, in-depth clinical trials on the efficacy
of this clinical canine massage therapy.
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.
Where Anything Is Possible
Nigel Perry has a degenerative disc disease and is
classed as disabled, so it wasn't surprising that
his agility journey didn't get off to a great
start. He persevered, however, and this year he was
asked to be a member of Team UK at the IMCA / PAWC
For many of us in the dog agility world, our lives revolve around
our dogs and we can be devastated by their loss.
Agility competitor and pet bereavement counsellor
Emma-Jane LaRoche writes about this sad and
difficult time and how to deal with it.
Chip Off the Eastern Block
In 2015 Mary McKie felt she was
ready for her next agility dog. She decided that she
would look for rescue – maybe six months to a year
old. As she lives in South West Scotland, she ruled
out dogs from the 'South' as too far away, so how
did she end up with a wee dog from Croatia?
Vegan or Vegetarian
In 2016 Cat Clark was admitted to hospital with sepsis. When
she returned home, she was left with Chronic Fatigue. Her doctors told her they
couldn’t help her, so after some research, she decided to remove both dairy and
meat from her diet. Sounds completely crazy and impossible, doesn't it, but it
It's not uncommon to hear
of 'poor practice' at places which offer Beginners
Agility classes. Rather than just complain about it,
top trainer and competitor Selena Bray decided to do something to help improve the methods used to train
agility newbies by writing this article.
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!
Bury Farm and The British
Agility Championships offered the perfect setting for the Finals. Natalie Webb
reports on the competition hersef she won in 2015. Well done to the winners
Whilst there are always winners, and to those not successful this time,
there’s always next year.
All the heats have been finished and the qualifiers meet at
at the Malvern Autumn Show on Sunday, 30th September 2018 under the
watchful eye of Championship Agility Judge Martin Tait.
Bring it on!
Health Co Classic
We join the AHC heats
for news of the latest qualifiers for this competition which open to dogs of all
sizes. Not long until the Final on Saturday, 24 November 2018, kindly judged by Championship Agility Judge Jackie Gardner.
What a great report on the LOW 550 Scotland
Jumping Cup Final 2018 at the Prestwick show from Judge Sara Hawkswell. Congratulations
to the winners.
League for Spitz (ALFS)
After 10 years of
dedicated work, Kim Bailey has decided to retire from administering
Opal's Spitz League, so Mark Bunyan and Danielle Walker have decided
to set up a new league for Spitz breeds and their crosses in its
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
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
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.
Daniel Gee reviews these agility trainers designed by a German
Championship handler and now in the UK for the first time.
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