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Due to a clash of dates, the KC has asked
Kingdom of Fife to move their Small and Medium Champ classes to Sunday. (
- The Kennel Club wants to mark the
40th anniversary of Agility at Crufts by showcasing your stories.
- Agility Nuts celebrates its 100th
independent show in May.
Chipping Norton is reverting back to a
one day show.
The KC has approved a change to the measuring
The KC Agility Team
GB Performance Weekend has been announced.
The CSJ show is open to all competitors worldwide.
No registration with any organisation is required. (
Hawbridge Farm is the new venue for the Broadlands
show in April. (
South Durham has been awarded Premier show
Application forms for the WAO 2018 Wildcard places
are now available on WAO web site. (
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
Over 55 and
still competing? Why not join the fun.
All points count as long as there is a rosette awarded
except 'just for fun' and training in the ring competitions. You do
not have to re-register if you used the League last year.
The 2018 schedules are flooding in so you can plan your next few
months of shows. We even have some 2019 dates now so there are almost
500 shows to choose from.
A special request to show
organisers... Please please proofread your schedules carefully before you
send them in so they do not have to be revised. The more eyes the
better. It will save delay and confusion in the end.
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
Knowler has published a book on challenging but fun agility courses for
handlers who would like to have a go at something different.
at Sandall House Farm (Warks) has opened a new
All Year Round Dog Agility Venue
Last Agility Weekend
Pearson had not
told anyone that she had decided to retire from the Agility until the N.
Derbyshire show. Ten 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.
Winning Out Certificates
More than 1600 applications have come in
for 2017 Winning Out Certificates but there may be
out there who have not applied yet. Give them a
nudge, The deadline is 29th January. Fill in the
on-line form now.
you to The Big Dog Bed Company for agreeing to sponsor SAL again and making it all possible.
Watch out for news of the 2017 grand winners.
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 one we are hoping to have more dates and information of
When asked why she
paid so much money for her daughter to do dog agility, Dawn
Gilmour said that she didn't pay for her child to train
her dog. It was a whole lot more.
Pic of the Litter
What a great shot of collie Leroy Astra flying out of the
Gilbert - A Tribute
A fond farewell to the man who did so much for the agility world
and changed our lives, written by Steve Croxford,
and Vice Chairman of the Board of the Kennel Club.
Agility Team GB fitness coach Ruth MacGill says not to forget
your own fitness when making training plans this winter.
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.
We've just remembered this wonderful
Agility Voice editorial, by John Gilbert, which was written back in the days
when the dogwalk was known as the cat-walk. Have things changed in 25 years? Read on and judge
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...
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.
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!
Report from the Agria Brillo Bounce Finals held at
the British Agility Championships and judged by international judge
Health Co Classic
Ten things you may not know about the Animal
Health Company Classic. There's more to hosting an agility qualifier
than you think!
Read Dave Deaville's Judge's report on
the Final held
at the Malvern Autumn
Show this year. Congratulations to the winners.
Agility Rocks,Dogs Matter and PAwS Shows have
teamed up to bring you The UKA South West Winter Finals with 10 heats at
UKA shows throughout the winter 2017/18.
It was a cold and windy day at Kelso but the dogs were flying at the LOW
550 Scotland Jumping Cup Final 2017 at the Tweedbank show. Report by Judge Fiona
LOW 550 Scotland
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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