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RESCUE & REHOMING
Make your next agility dog a rescue.

If you are interested in any of these dogs, just click this link for more information. If you would like to add a dog that you feel would make a great agility dog, then please use the online form. This is a free service to rescue organisations and private individuals.


 

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at Rescue Dogs for Agility Homes UK
to find happy homes for active dogs.


CANCELLED SHOWS
For more information
see
Show Diary

  • Team Ireland - 7 July

  • FAB Dorset 2 - 9-11 July

  • Q-Me - 10-12 July

  • RVA - 10-12 July

  • Surrey - 11 July

  • Frittenden - 11-12 July

  • Beachside - 11-12 July

  • E. Lothian - 11-12 July

  • Billingshurst-12 July

  • Nedlo - 16-17 July

  • Springers - 18 July

  • Caerphilly - 18-19 July

  • Scottish Bearded Collie - 18-19 July

  • Nottinghamshire - 23-24 July

  • Wirral - 11-12 July

  • Dickson & Westlands - 11-12 July

  • Empingham - 17-19 July

  • Sligo - 18 July

  • Agility for Jersey - 18-19 July

  • Rugby - 18-19 July

  • Colchester - 18-19 July

  • Lapford - 19 July

  • Weardale - 18-21 July

  • Derbyshire - 24-26 July

  • Taming Canines - 24-26 July

  • UKA National - 24 July - 2 August

  • Glandore - 25-26 July

  • T & A - 25-26 July

  • PAL - 25 -31 July

  • Sherborne Vale - 26 July

  • European Open - 31 July-2 August

  • SWAT - 31 July - 2 August

  • PAL - 1-2 August

  • Agilidogz - 1 -2 August

  • WBSDS - 1- 2 August

  • Brecon - 1 August

  • Redgates - 1-2 August

  • Paignton - 1-3 August

  • Dun Laoghaire - 2 August

  • KCI Festival - 6-9 August

  • Agility Vision - 7-9 August

  • Heart of the Brecon Beacons - 8 August

  • Agility Rocks for Teejay - 8-9 August

  • Capable Canines - 8-9 August

  • Wes Lo - 8-9 August

  • Stonebridge - 8-11 August

  • IconiX by Night - 14-16 August

  • Lincoln - 14-16 August

  • Agility 4 England - 14-16 August

  • Dundee - 15-16 August

  • Lisburn - 15-16 August

  • Barnstaple - 16 August

  • Dig It Dogs - Just Eat - 16 August

  • Dogs in Need - 17-24 August

  • Pembroke Country Show - 18-20 August

  • Agility Vision - 21 August

  • Longfield - 21 August (11 days)

  • West Lakeland - 21-23 August

  • Welsh Kennel Club - 21 -23 August

  • Hawbridge - 22 -31 August

  • Phoenix Flyers - 23 August

  • Agility Vision - 26 -31 August

  • FAB Somerset - 28-29 August

  • Bridge House - 29 August

  • Fingal = 29 August

  • Glandore - 29 August

  • Bromsgrove - 29-30 August

  • Agility Ability - 29-31 August

  • Northern Agility Week - 29 August - 5 September

  • Prestbury Park - 29-30 August

  • Wessex Agility & Hoopers - 30 August

  • Border Coolie Club of Ireland - 30 August

  • Dartmoor - 31 August

  • Gillingham - 4-5 September

  • Agility Nuts - 4-6 September

  • Letchworth - 4-6 September

  • Chatsworth - 4-6 September

  • Team Ireland - 5 September

  • Easington - 5-6 September

  • Gleniffer - 5-6 September

  • Agility Antics - 5-13 September

  • WTCI - 6 September

  • FAB Wilts - 11 September

  • Lechlade - 11-13 September

  • Tenterden Magic - 11-13 September

  • Agillidogz - 11-13 September

  • Blackdown - 11-12 September

  • T & A - 12 September

  • Ayrshire - 12-13 September

  • Shrewsbury - 12-13 September

  • N. Derbyshire - 12-13 September

  • FAB Surrey - 18-19 September

  • GT September - 18-20 September

  • Southam - 18-20 September

  • Down District - 19 September

  • Roseland - 19 September

  • Valley Farm - 19-20 September

  • Train in the Ring - 19 - 20 September

  • Omnidogs - 19-20 September

  • Carn Brea - 20 September

  • Crooked Oak - 25-27 September

  • Hartpury - 26-27 September

  • Kingdom of Fife - 26-27 September

  • Suffolk 5 Rivers - 26-27 September

  • Irish KC - 3 October

  • Chippenham - 3-4 October

  • Blackdown - 18 October

  • JACS - 31 October

  • Heywood - 8 November


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.

Award for best show name of 2019...
Longfield Cheerio to LHO Show

 

E-VENTS & MEASURING

Events added in the last two weeks.


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SNIPPETS

Follow the link in gray for more information...
 

  • The KC is working on solutions to help enable shows, competitions and other events to resume when Government guidance allows and the current restrictions are sufficiently reduced or relaxed.  (Show Snippets)
     

  • UK Agility, along with their September show managers, has decided to cancel all September events. (Show Snippets)
     

  • If you have an account with SWAP, you may  have credit in your account. (Show Snippets)
     

  • From now on, a representative of the KC Working Party will be attending each Agility Prestige Event as an observer. (Show Snippets)
     

  • The closing date for the Paws of Man show in July has been extended for both paper and online entries to the 29th June. (Show Diary)
     

  • Following positive feedback, UKA will continue their UKA at Home Shows throughout the summer. (Show Snippets)
     

  • Agility Team GB is looking to recruit people for the management team. (Show Snippets)
     

  • All ten qualifying heats of the Triple Team Qualifier, plus the Final will be virtual. (Show Snippets)
     

  • The existing timeframes for obtaining a second or third measurement for Agility dogs during the coronavirus pandemic has been reviewed. (Show Snippets)
     

  • The KC has reviewed the existing timeframes for obtaining a second or third measurement for Agility dogs during the coronavirus pandemic.  (Show Snippets)


WHAT'S NEW...

In Memory
It's been a sad time for the Agility community, losing three much loved people.

  • Jean Shaw, a member of Derbyshire DAC, was a lovely and brave lady who loved her King Charles Cavalier Spaniels and had much success with them.
     

  • Ray Amps sadly passed away at home after losing the battle against cancer. He was a huge character who had been in agility for many years. His funeral will be 22nd July in Peterborough. Since only 20 people are allowed at the crematorium, his wife Val is requesting donations to No Gain No Pain charity.
     

  • Ron Miller (88) was one of the key members of Tunbridge Wells for a very long time and an important helper at a lot of other agility shows going back to when we had manual timing.

Interview with Two Crufts 2020
Judges

We zoomed in on two of the judges in the Main Ring- Martin Cavil and David Isbister - in an in-depth conversation about what it was like before, after and during the greatest dog show in the world pre-coronavirus. And we've kept to the 2m rule.

CPF Training & Education
Stacy Weeks at Control Precision Flow is providing online elite sports training for the dog sport handler.

MIMsafe UK
World leaders in the design and manufacture of crash-proof animal transport MIMsafe UK is offering dog enthusiasts a unique and simple opportunity to top up your income during the Covid-19 crisis and beyond.


SPECIALS

An Insight into Professional Dog Agility Photography
Chris Tarling of Yellow Hound Photography agreed to share some of his professional tips for taking action shots of your dog in the ring. It's more challenging than you think...

The First Intermediate Classes
Agility history was made in January 2020 when the first Intermediate classes were run at the Wilmslow and Derbyshire shows.

The Real Rules of Agility
Adapted by Judith Faulkner from an equestrian posting, the old KC rules and regs will never be the same to you.

Junior Handler Stories
They're a great bunch of kids and our next generation so we've made up a new section by and for them.


THE COVID
CHRONICLES

Pic of the LItter
This is just what we've been missing all through lockdown... not. Run faster.

#ForeverBarkaway
Up until now, we've concentrated on training at home but during this difficult time, what has happened to our clubs and training groups? Since lockdown, Barkaway Agility has made an effort to stay in touch with each and every member on a regular advice. Members say that they are part of a community, not just a club.

Thinking Aloud

  • Stop judging others pleads Hannah Grantham
     

  • Simon Chandler thinks out loud about whether it is realistic to expect the shows to be back soon. There's more to it than you first think...

KC Online Dog Show
The Kennel Club has launched a virtual dog show to help get us through lockdown which has attracted more than 11,000 entries already. Best 'At Home Agility' will be judged on Tuesday, 28th April. Information about how to enter is available on the KC website.

Homeschooling in an Agility Household
Elsie Bradley (9) tells us how agility is helping her in this difficult time. She's getting through lockdown with her rescue dog Daisy and by training her Mum!

How to Self Isolate at a Show
Be a scrimer!

Home Alone without Agility Equipment?
Home alone? Repair, refurbish and/or make your own agility equipment so you can practice at home in this difficult time of social distancing and self isolation. With tips from Mike Jackson and Di Whiting.

Coronavirus Agility Picture Gallery
A week in the life of the Agility community - social distancing, self-isolating and generally keeping dog and human occupied. Thanks to everyone who shared their favourite images. Stay safe.

Diary of a Self-Isolater - The First Week
Penny Heal admits to being in the self-isolating age category and, like all of us, is having difficulty adapting to a way of life with none of her usual activities. She's found it harder than she thought it would be and did not have the heart to continue.

The BIG Question
Put aside your cares for a moment. Other than the current current crisis, what are the important issues of what, when, how and why of dog agility.

Thngs to do during lockdown
We asked for your suggestions on how to survive these troubled times without training or shows. It isn't going to be easy but our houses will never be cleaner nor our gardens greener. Hope this light-hearted list will cheer you up in these dark agility-less days.

Perennial Starter Writes Again
Welcome back to Sally Jones, an ex-agility addict who still canít quite kick the habit after 31 years. For instance, looking at her campervan parked on the drive, she hatched a cunning plan.


AGILITYNET STUFF

Clubs & Private Trainers
Before groups training starts up again, we'd like to update the list of clubs on Agilitynet. Please let us know if your club is listed and, if so, are all the details up to date. New groups welcome.

Agilitynet Show Diary
Agilitynet continue to keep the agility community up to date with news of show cancellations due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We have decided to list virtual shows that have schedules until agility shows are back. We are also optimistically adding 2021 show dates when available. Yes, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Judges A-List
Even though most shows for the next few months have been cancelled, this  is a good time to add your name to the Judges A-List or update your details. The shows will be back and then show organisers will need you.

Agilitynet FB
Agilitynet FB has reached an impressive 27,000+ members. Welcome to all new members. And thank you to the dedicated Admin who have kept it growing.

The Agilitynet Shop
Since so many agility people now do Hoopers with their oldies, we've added a new section for equipment and accessories to The Shop called... Hoopers!

Flea Market
It's always a good season 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.

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