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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.
Events added in the last two
Senior Agility League
Now is a good time to enter the 2019 Senior League before the
season starts up again
and you don't have time.
A warm welcome to our new sponsor Nordikota Print & Embroidery.
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.
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.
FB has reached a whopping 26,000+ members! Welcome to all new members.
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
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.
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FMBB World Championships
It was a 2,000 mile round trip for
the team representing GB at the 2019 BSD Worlds in The Czech Republic. Team
Manager Tony Parmiter reports on the results.
KC club North Downs
has a couple of spaces for competing dogs on a Tuesday evening, training indoors
at Merrist Wood near Guildford, Surrey.
the Romanian Rescue Dog
Kratu went viral after his hilariously 'bad' performance at Crufts 2019.
He's a natural clown and a great ambassador for rescue dogs around the world.
Thinking Aloud Allowed
Health Co Classic
he second heat of the AHC
Classic heat at the Stonebridge.
Results from t
The winning continues at the Worcester Premier and North Somerset shows.
It’s going to be an exciting year!
Did you know that Pugs close their eyes when they weave and can use their tails
as rudders to steer their way around a course. To find out more about these
energetic little dogs, we talked to a number of Pug and Jug agility handlers.
To help fund Emilia Bowers' and Hannah Thorpe's travels to the Junior
European Open in Switzerland this July,
a variety of fundraising
events have been organised including two fund dog shows and an
which is open until Wednesday, 29th June. To quote Strictly, keeeep bidding.
It's been a year since
Shirley Elkins lost her beloved collie Izzy to a massive heart attack one bright
and sunny in May.
the Night Before the WAO
Good luck to all the UK Teams at the World Open Agility Championships in The
Netherlands. We know all your runs will be poetry in motion!
Green Dog Rescue Gets Agile
hire is available at Jerry Green Dog Rescue Centres in North Yorkshire,
Nottinghamshire and South Lincolnshire. The competition standard equipment
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!
Over the Easter weekend,
101 dogs from all around the UK came to the Dog Agility Rescue League finals
came to the Adams show to take part in the Finals to prove that the best agility
dog is a rescue dog. Report from Beth Rachlis with input from Neil Ellis and
organiser Nigel Perry.
Health Trust Fundraising News
Laura Evan's fundraising project for the AHT
Canine Epilepsy Research Program,
in memory of her dog Kye,
has reached it's first target. She and her helpers will also at The Agility
Club, Quadpaws, Highdown, SKS and Southdown so watch out for the purple tent and
Pick of the Litter
Agility for tiny people.
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
For those who are not familiar with
French, the saying Bon Mots can be translated as 'clever sayings' or witty remarks.
Assess, Review, Study, Entertain - and
you won't make an acronym of yourself. Lee Windeatt
RARE & UNUSUAL BREEDS
Kerry Rhodes started her agility journey with two Rhodesian Ridgeback
dogs. At first no one would allow them to join their club but eventually she was
welcomed by E. Yorkshire AC. Since then, she's never looked back and has now been competing with her boys for six years.
Never underestimate a dachshund. They're not the first breed you
think of when someone mentions Agility, but with careful management and training
Haylie Mabe believes they can enjoy agility along with the taller dogs.
Jack Fenton would be the first to admit that he and his French Bulldog Kevin are
not the typical agility team. Jack is dyspraxic means that he struggles with even
the most basic handling techniques.
George the Boston Terrier
When Katie Gurney decided that she wanted to run a smaller dog,
she discovered the Boston Terrier, a breed not usually seen in the ring.
She found them agility and easy to train as they love to please and great fun to
Competing with a Kooikerhondje
Most people don't realise that Mark Duggan is competing with a rare breed.
They think his Millie is a Spaniel X, but she's really a Kooikerhondje, a 16th
century Dutch dog bred to lure ducks into traps. This is the story of how
agility has helped them make their curious extraordinary agility journey.
with a Xolo
It takes a special kind of crazy to consider
training a dog with zero work ethic for agility, but
that's what Sarah Hamblin has done - and it's
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.
is Part of Success
When Lucy Tarpey was 12 she started training her Cocker Spaniel Diesel in the
garden, using broom handles and a plastic hoop. Soon she was doing both Junior
and Standard classes, sometimes against more than 100 adults which was a bit
overwhelming for a youngster. She is now 17 years old and she has learned the
hard way that perseverance is the key.
Newton, Financial Investment Theory
& Dog Agility
You could be forgiven for thinking that the Alan
Waddington has lost the plot, but we urge you to read on. It might make you
change the way you read an agility course even if it does not make your
financial investment decisions any easier!
Party Procedure Manual
Many thanks to Cornwall AC for sharing their delightful and very
useful guide to ring party jobs. If you are a newbie to competition or not very
confident about helping out at shows, this is one not to be missed!
Doc Docherty admits to being in love with
judging. He celebrated his 300th KC appointment in 2018 and is looking for
Rising international star
Neil Ellis reports on his experience - and observations -
judging at one of Italy's top competitions.
For 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!
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.
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!
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.
After five years of competition, there will be no Brillo Bounce in
& 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
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
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