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RESCUE US
The Rescue page is sponsored
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Rescue a dog. Rescue yourself.

You can now add potential agility dogs direct, using the on-line form. This is a free service for rescue organisations and private individuals!

SNIPPETS

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  • Due to Xmas, Moonlight have extended the closing dates for their December and January shows. (Show Diary)
     

  • Lapford League January show has reached it’s Limit of 110 dogs. (Show Diary)
     

  • Newlands will be holding a KC show in April after a new years off the circuit. (Show Snippets)
     

  • The Team to represent GB at the Belgian Shepherd Dog World Champs in the Czech Republic next May has been announced. (BSD Worlds)
     

  • The Low 550 Scotland Jumping Cup continues in 201 (Qualifiers News)
     

  • Due to problems with the new owners of the venue, Phase Purple’s December show has been cancelled. (Show Snippets)
     

  • There will be no CSJ Highland Agility Stakes in 2019 as the Game Fair which traditionally hosts the Final clashes with East Lothian Champ show.  (Qualifiers News)
     

  • Road works warning for people going to the Half Moon show on Sunday, 2nd December. (Show Snippets)
     

  • There will be no BATS show next year but they hope to be back in 2020. (Show Snippets)
     

  • Caerphilly has been upgraded from an Open show to Premier status having been granted a KC Olympia qualifier. (Show Diary)
     

  • The Kennel Club has named the agility competitors who will be part of the Agility Team GB squad in 2019. (Show Snippets)
     

  • Orchard Agility will no longer be holding their Summer Show over the August Bank Holiday.  (Show Snippets)
     


AGILITYNET STUFF

Judges A-List
Are you a Kennel Club judge, and wish to be considered to judge at the International Agility Festival from 8th-11th August 2019? If so, please email as soon as possible. Please note your name will be submitted to the IAF WP for approval.

Alternatively you can look on the Agilitynet Judges A-List which ;ists more than 500 agility judges in in place? We are currently updating the list and taking new applications. If you have experience judging at KC, UKA or shows or are just starting out, you can get a free listing.

Agilitynet FB
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

Measuring
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 select Measuring.

Judge's A-List
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 Show Diary
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 Diary.

Both these options can be accessed via the filter called Qualifiers on the Show Diary.

Senior Agility League
Over 55? Thus far more than 425 people have entered the 2018 League and more are joining ever day. It's free and fun.

E-VENTS & MEASURING

Events added in the last two weeks.

SCHEDULES

It's 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 Bartholomew

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Trick Training
Nicola Smith says all behaviours including agility are 'tricks' to our dogs. This year she decided to create a Christmas trick video to give her injured G7 Collie something to do on an enforced break. So she created a delightful holiday film A Christmas Tail which you will love.

Animated Xmas corgiChristmas Fun & Games
If you are looking for some things to do at your club Christmas party, look no further. Here's a selection of fun things to do.

Christmas Pop Up Shop
For three weeks only. Some super suggestions for gifts for friends and family, dogs and even yourself. Most of these gifts come from agility people so they know what you like.  More things coming in so watch this space.

  • Personalised gifts

  • Agility calendars and diaries

  • Holiday treats

  • Training equipment

  • Doggie stuff

What's new... Get a free organic tote bag when you order Photizo Vetcare this Christmas.

WHAT'S NEW...

Charity News & Good Causes
Laura Evans needs your help. She is fundraising for the Animal Health Trust and is looking for vouchers or donated items to use as prizes when she does her charity raffles.

Image result for rainbow bridgeRainbow Bridge
It's taken Shirley Elkins since May to be able to write her tribute to her beloved Izzy.

Animal Health Co Classic
Results from the last two heats of the Animal Health Co Classic at North Derbys and Paws in the Park and a brief report from Judge Jackie Gardner at the Grand final. Congratulations to all.

Suppliers News
The Agility Club has launched it's new web site.

Flyball & Agility
Beth Rachlis thinks that dogs can do both and pick up the other sport more easily than those who haven't trained in either discipline. And she's proved it. With comments from Ellen Schofield, another successful agility/flyballer.

FCI Agility Worlds 2018
The AWC in Sweden on 4th -7th October was Kathryn Stickney's third consecutive AWC with her Working Cocker Coco and definitely the one for which she felt the most ready.

Bretford Champ Show
Report from the first ever Champ only show where there were some of the best handlers in the UK met for the last chance to qualify for Crufts 2019 and plenty of cake!

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 their support.

Hooperholics South UK League
In recognition of the increasing interest in Hoopers, Angela Lucas has set up a HSUK national points league.

Introduction to Hoopers
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.

Hooperholics
Angela Lucas has set up a national scheme with competitions and award schemes for people wanting to learn more

Can You Top This?

New records include:-

  1. Double double wins at the same show
  2. The oldest handler to make a dog up to Champ
  3. Most consecutive places for litter-mates
  4. Youngest handlers to win a Champ ticket
  5. Highest place for a first run at a show
  6. Youngest person to win a class in the UK
  7. Litter mates winning the same class (FH and LHO)
  8. Most capped agility judge
  9. Fastest time to fill camping at an agility show
  10. Husband / wife team to win out of the same Grade at the same show

Longleat the Legend
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!



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.

SPECIALS

Ice & 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 translates.

The Lenton Method®
The Canine 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.

PAWC 2018 - 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 2018.

Bereavement
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 on the beachA 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?

QUALIFIERS & FINALS

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!

Agria Brillo Bounce
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.

Agility Challenge 2018
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!

LOW 550 Scotland
What a great report on the LOW 550 Scotland Jumping Cup Final 2018 at the Prestwick show from Judge Sara Hawkswell. Congrats to the winners.

LEAGUES

Agility 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 place.

REVIEWS

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 collie Amp. 

Photizo® Vetcare
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 relief.

Fun 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.

DOGGO Parcours
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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