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Due to the adverse
weather forecast both the Winter League and the IKC Celtic winners
shows are cancelled this weekend.
In view of the
weather warning issued this weekend, the Barnstaple show at The Grange,
Okehampton on Sunday has been cancelled.
Recently added... heats for Animal Heath Co
Classic, Agria Brillo Bounce and UKA Team Tournament sponsored by
Yellow Hound. (
There is still time for anyone with a mobility
problem to apply for a place on the PAWC 2018 Team.
The heats for The Agility Club Starters
Challenge are now on the Show Diary.
Congratulations to Shannon Springford and Gift
(Shansdream of a Gift of Love) on becoming an Ag.Ch. at Crufts.
Camping is full at Nottingham (May), MAD (June) and
Empingham (July) It took 16 minutes to fill camping at KCIAF.
Orchard Agility is looking for trade stands for
their Summer Show at the end of August.
The Kennel Club has announced the YKC Agility Team GB for the
European Open Junior Agility Championships in the Netherlands in
The Rescue page is sponsored
Rescue a dog. Rescue yourself.
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
This is a free service for rescue organisations and private
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.
Events & Measuring
Several measurers have requested that we list official measuring sessions on
Agilitynet so, from now on, we are hoping to have more dates and information of
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.
If you are o
ver 55 and
still competing, why not join in on the fun.
All points count as long as there is a rosette awarded
except 'just for fun' and training in the ring competitions.
Events added in the last two
'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.'
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
Following the success of Bonny Quick at Crufts just
two weeks after the birth of her son, Nicky Grant
looks at pregnancy from a physiotherapist's point of
Agria has agreed to sponsor th
Brillo Bounce again in 2018.
The top Small and Medium dogs from each heat will be
invited to the Final at the British Agility Championships in October.
Rachel Hopton CS Training Venue
Rachel was very lucky to have a paddock behind her house. Last year she put in
an arena so she didn't have to cancel classes when wet. Now she is offering it
for hire. Email for more info. (Milton Keynes area)
The AHC Classic may get your wet again this year.
With qualifiers across the country,
there are 12 opportunities to qualify for the Final in 2018.
Health Co Classic
Morgan is the 10 year old handler who is taking the Poodle world
by storm. She's been competing since she was seven!
Read her story in her own words...
Update: Morgani was 3rd in
the Agility Dog of the Year, 1st in Under 12 Groomer of the Year and 5th with
her young poodle in the Jumping under 12 at Crufts.
- 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.
- The Animal Health Co. Classic may get you wet again this year.
is proud to sponsor a new ABC Challenge for Large dogs G1-7.
- The popular Agria Brillo Bounce for Small and Medium dogs
is back for 2018.
SafeRocker+, launched in the autumn to the vet physio world, is now catching
agility people’s eye, too.
New Salomon wide-fit agility shoes for people with slightly
broader feet are now available at Agility World at a £21 discount.
Hollick thought that her feisty little rescue terrier would stay in G1 forever
and then it all clicked. In 2017, he went from G1 to
G5. He's quite a character!
To blog or not to blog... #AgilityHusky
is Cathy Withall's ongoing story of an independent dog and her humans in the world of agility.
Pic of the Litter
Aqua weaves - a new Winter Olympics event? No dogs
were harmed in the taking of this photo.
South West Winter Finals
Andrew Bloomfield and his Spaniel Chip (aka The Iced Donut Thief) had
a great time at the UKA South West Finals.
Dog Friendly Holidays
Cwtch Farm B&B is a 18th century Welsh
cottage in a rural location with panoramic views of
the Brecon Beacons. Use of 2 acre field. Breakfast
and afternoon tea is included.
New section... Training
places wanted or for sale
forget that you an buy and sell your unwanted items on the Flea
Market all year round.
Agility Team GB fitness coach Ruth MacGill says not to forget
your own fitness when making training plans this winter.
- Keep calm and open the envelope in case of emergency.
- Can we not have fun and compete at the same time?
- There is a group of people
out there associated with agility who never get a mention and are rarely
acknowledged. Let's give them a little love.
Last Agility Weekend
Pearson had not
told anyone that she had decided to retire from the Agility until the N.
Derbyshire show. Then in a voice
breaking with emotion, she announced at the end of her Champ final briefing that
these would be the last 20 dogs she would ever judge.
Life of a KC Agility Judge
Emily Osborne started
judging five years ago because she wanted to give something back to the sport and, though it can be
hard work at times, she is still loving it.
We all know that veterinary bills can be eye
watering, so it's no wonder that about 40% of owners
have pet insurance. Policies can vary widely which
means that it is very important to get the right
cover for your dog first time. Julia Carr explains
how it works and what to look for.
Chris Garrett has used Photizo Light Therapy on her dogs and
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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