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If the KC decides to
lower their jump heights and announces this prior to the Oct/Nov/Dec show
dates, Agility Addicts will lower the jump heights for these shows, even if
the KC height changes do not take effect until January 2019.
will no longer be doing the Scottish Agility League after this year.
The Dog Training
Barn has changed their 13th October show to 28th so as not to clash with
another local show.
Agility Plaza has
passed another milestone - their first KC Champ show.
T&A has changed some
of their 2019 shows from Independent to KC Open.
Romagnolo show is no longer limited to ABC dogs but open to all.
Mid-Sumer Show on 28th - 29th July has been cancelled.
The Jump 'n Touch show on 21st July has been
There's been a change
of date to the Waverunners September show due to a cycling event.
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
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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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Just down the road from Matlock
Bath, peace and tranquillity reigned at where Dog Vegas hosted Heat 5
of the Animal Health Company Classic 2018.With a special report from judge Amy
Gandy. The Final will be held at Moreton Morrell College on 24th November. Good
Golden Valley DTC hosted the latest Agria Brillo
Bounce at the Top Barn show, judged by Nick Chettle
in the continuing good weather.
Beat the heat with Oralade
Hydrate and get a 20% discount on your first
purchase of this new hypotonic drink for dogs that
balances the effects of dehydration / heat stroke -
especially good for working dogs.
Dog Friendly Holidays
Canal Cottage is a lovel , dog friendly, one bed
roomed cottage on the Grand Western Canal. near
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?
You Top This?
Litter brothers Ben and Eric from Many Tears both won the same
class at Wellingborough - one at full height and the other at LHO. Has this ever
Health Co Classic
Highland Agility Stakes
fought heats throughout the year culminated on 2nd
July with the CSJ Highland Agility Stakes finals,
held at Scottish Game Fair, Scone Palace. All the
results and some comments from Scotland's favourite
'tartan trouser' Champ judge.
Pic of the Litter
Do Mr & Mrs Noah know something about the
weather that we don't?
Keep your dog cool this hot hot hot
summer with the revolutionary air conditioning for
your car, van or caravan.
Jody Brigden may only be 13 years old but
she's been doing agility for four years now and competing for two or three of
them. It's her life and she can't imagine living without her two amazing dogs
Buddy and Ralphie and agility.
Can You Top
New records include:-
- Litter mates winning the same class - (FH and LHO)
- Most capped judge
- Fastest time to fill camping at an agility show
- Husband / wife team to win out of the same Grade at the same show
Simon Chandler asks if we are 'dumbing down' our hobby?
Looking for a tasty way to cool off your dog? How about trying some healthy 'pupsicles'
no salt chicken broth pops. Your dog will love
them. Also some recipes for dogs with renal failure.
The Truth about St. Poodles v. Border Collies
We can't believe it but we are still getting votes on this one 15
years after it was first posted. We're opening the vote again to see if anything
has changed. Which is the better agility dog? This is open to owners of all
breeds, not just Collie or Poodle handlers.
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
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.
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
Height Supporters Group News & Views
The 4th Height Supporters Group has produced a table
which compares the two new options to change jump heights to be discussed at the
Kennel Club Agility Council meeting on 12th July.
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.
Footwork - Best Foot Forward
Top agility handler and full time
trainer Shaun Hunt has put together a training programme so you can increase
your foot speed and co-ordination and improve your overall handling ability.
Goes to Crufts 2018
business owner, Belle McIntosh of FurBaby Casting,
wondered having if having a stand at Crufts would be
worthwhile so she jumped at the chance to go this
year to cover the world's largest
dog show for Agilitynet.
Following the success of Bonny Quick at Crufts just
two weeks after the birth of her son, her friend
Nicky Grant looks at pregnancy from a
physiotherapist's point of view.
- My Own Personal World Champion
If anyone would have told Beth Rachlis
that she and her dog Izzie would be representing the UK at an international
world championship, she would have laughed at you. But that's what she did last
August at PAWC in Austria.
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!
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.
Judge Michelle set a fast and testing course for
Heat 3 at the Worcester Premier Show
The LOW 550 National Jumping Cup will continue for another exciting series of
qualifying heats during 2017-2018 with a Final in September 2018. Judge Jan
Smith reports on the Wallingford heat.
The Agility Club Starters
Everything you wanted to
know about this popular G1-2 competition except who
has qualified so far.
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.
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.
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