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Report from the sunny
Welsh KC Champ show.
Welsh Handler of the Year was crowned at the Pembrokeshire County
Maidstone Agility Dogs (MAD) Winter Series at Hadlow college has
been cancelled. (
Jersey European Agility Festival is adding two extra days of
competition plus two days of training workshops in the week.
BSD handlers are
invited to try out for Team GB for the FMBB World Champs in the
Czech Republic next May.
last Adams shows of 2018 will take place at Royle Farm while the ground at
Catton Hall gets a well earned rest.
shows offering LHO classes this autumn.
six M & M shows including the March Charity show are now full and closed.
Agility on wheels at the ParAgility
World Champs. England took all three medals. (Start
Congratulations to all the winners of
the Scottish Junior Dog Club Finals and the Overall Scottish Junior Dog Club
Handler of the Year at the Gleniffer Champ Show.
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.
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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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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 clinical canine massage therapy.
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.
After reading Jody Brigden's story about her love for her dogs and agility,
Sally Perks - also 13 years old - realised she wasn't alone.
Health Co Classic
If you were compiling an agility playlist of music
to train by which tracks would you choose? New
- Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Can You Top
New records include:-
- 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 judge
- Fastest time to fill camping at an agility show
- Husband / wife team to win out of the same Grade at the same show
550 & LOW 550 ABC
Anthony Bray loved judging the
LOW 550 National Jumping Cup Final on 1st
September at Prestbury Park.
He was pleased to see the variety of dogs taking part as well as a
sprinkling of Collies.
Try getting these tunes out of your head. Do do do do do do
do do do... Thanks to Viv Fenwick, now I can't get that tune out of my
Brags & Anti-Brags
Knee's two beautiful Shelties both won out to Grade
4 on 26th August 2018 at Roseland DTC, winning the
Two on One Day Rosette. Can you top this?
K9 Custom Canopies
Custom made to measure sun reflective
canopies to keep your dogs cool in the back of your
car or van.
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
Pic fof the Litter
What could be more lovely than hot air balloons at
dawn, over the Chatsworth Country Fair agility show
or an agility ring at sunset at Bakewell.
- The Agility family has contributed towards a new, light-weight buggy for
Dawn Taylor who broke her hip at DINAS.
- Samantha Foreman and her G3 dog took part in
the Maidstone Memory Walk 2018 on 8th September
for the Alzheimer's Society and raised
£335. If you didn't get a chance to contribute, she is still raising money.
- Hannah Wade asks how do we stop
people speeding at shows
- Beth Burton on When judges say NO!
- Victoria Paine eloquently explains why she is so proud of her rescue
Valgrays Border Collie & Animal Rescue has been
nominated Best Rescue Centre UK of The Year category
in the Animal Star Awards. Good luck in the finals.
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.
This is to let you all know that Paul
Payton, a valued member of Chippenham AC and
agility judge, lost his short fight with cancer on
10th August. He was always on hand to support
people, and a true gentleman who will be missed.
For those who saw Learn to Fly (Bella) in her prime,
she was something very, very special.
scaled the heights by winning at Crufts and Olympia
and gaining many, many Grade 7 wins against the
Post-KCIAF we've resurrected on of our favourite
pages. We think that numbers help us to appreciate
and better understand our growing sport. What's your
There was only one word for the European Open Junior Agility Championships in
The Netherlands on 13th - 15th July and that was EXTREME.
Canine Conditioning Academy
The Canine Conditioning Academy offers a range of unique
in total conditioning and fitness
for dogs. Their six week CCA Programme uses specific, targeted and measurable
core strengthening exercises and stretches that will transform any dog's core
stability, balance and flexibility.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
Reports and results from the Agility Challenge heats
at Dogs Unleashed and Rugby.
Golden Valley DTC hosted the Agria Brillo
Bounce heat at the Top Barn show, judged by Nick Chettle
in the continuing good weather while Steph Ayres
judges the heat at Just Dogs Live. The good weather continued for Rugby and
judge Alan Mitchell.
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.
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.
The Agility Club Starters
Everything you wanted to
know about this popular G1-2 competition except who
has qualified so far.
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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