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The YKC Agility Team GB for the European
Champs in July 2019 has been announced.
The Wildcards for the 2019 World Agility Open
have been announced.
Congratulations to the KC
Singles winners at this year's Crufts in the Large, Medium and Small
Skinner's Pet Food will be sponsoring the KCIAF.
KC Festival camping full in four minutes!
Without Rhona Birbeck and Wendy Sadler of
Blackdown AS, there would have been far fewer agility shows in the
SW in the last 14 years.
Kernow camping is full.
The UKA Agility Rocks show which was due
to take place on the 20th October has had to move to the 6th.
Now is a good time to enter
the 2019 Senior League before the season starts up again
you don't have time.
A warm welcome to our
new sponsor Nordikota Print & Embroidery.
It's the start of another agility
season so a good time 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
New Years Honours List
congratulations to everyone who won out in 2018.
This year we have a record number of dog/handler partnerships on the list - more
than 1900! Thank you to our sponsors, Agria Pet Insurance for their support.
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
500 UK judges 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.
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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Twas the Night Before Cruftsmas
Here's an original adaptation of the the old Christmas favourite as you've
never seen it before. By Caroline 'Pig' Smith. 6b
8th March was a big day for Catherine Wandzel and her agility girl
Sky. They had qualified for the Medium Agility Team Final at Crufts. It was a
dream come true! Last year she went as a spectator but this year she was in the
Pick of the Litter
Linda Gore snapped this amazing picture of Dan Shaw and Geek at Crufts 2019.
Clubs & Private Tuition
A2Z Agility in Colchester (Essex) has
places available for both beginners and competing dogs. See their entry on the
Clubs page for more information.
Bretford is offering a
structured course for those seeking a bit of grass roots Agility, starting 10th
April. Contact Graham Taylor on tel.
01926 315335 or
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.
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
Neil Ellis reports on his experience - and observations -
judging at one of Italy's top competitions.
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.
13 year old Georgie did not win the YKC Young Person at Crufts but if
she had, she says she would have donated the £750 prize money to SWGSD Rescue.
That's just the kinda kid she is!
Here is a selection of unashamed brags from some of the 1689
people who have received 2018 Winning Out Certificates. So many wonderful
stories. Thank you again to our kind sponsor,
Agria Pet Insurance who made it
We have two new inductees into what we think is
the first Agility Hall of Fame in the world. Welcome to Jane Cameron who hung up
her running shoes this year and Lesley Wilks'
Catch a Dream (13) who ran her last KC class in September.
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
Nicola Smith believes that all behaviours including agility are
'tricks' to our dogs.
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.
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
Mark Bunyan reports on
the very successful inaugural year of the League for Spitz and their crosses. It
was a very good year especially for
Kevin Butler and
League for Spitz (ALFS)
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!
& 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
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!
Health Co Classic
The Animal Health Company has
announced that it will be continuing support of the The Animal Health Company
Classic. The Final will be held in the autumn.
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.
Agria Pet Insurance will support the 2019 Agility
The final will be held in September in the Top Dogs Arena at The Malvern
After five years of competition, there will be no Brillo Bounce in
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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