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BSD Agility World Championships
Once a year Belgian Shepherd Dog handlers gather together for a weekend of fun and games to see who is the best in the world!

Crufts 2018
As a small business owner in her second year of trading, Belle McIntosh of FurBaby Casting wondered if a trade stand at Crufts be a worthwhile endeavour or would she be lost in sea of major dog food suppliers, toy and accessory retailers. So when she was offered the opportunity to cover Crufts for Agilitynet, she jumped at the chance. This would be her first time at Crufts and she went with an open mind, a brief to cover the show from the perspective of a trade stand holder and agility competitor and, as always, her trademark pink trainers.

CSJ Agility Open
The CSJ Agility Open is a brand new 4-day event being launched on 14th June 2018 at
Addington Manor Equestrian Centre, Buckinghamshire. As its name implies, it is open to any agility competitor in the UK or overseas, without need for registration with any organisation. Unlike any other test in the UK,it will be run tournament-style with one entry fee giving 14 runs over five exciting events including the CSJ National Championships, Biathlon, Pentathlon, Steeplechase and the Games Challenge.

Discover Dogs
Discover Dogs 2013 took place at Earl's Court (London) on 9-10 November,  attracting more than 34,000 people over the weekend. It hosted four exciting Kennel Club Agility Finals and Semi-finals including Discover Dogs Small / Mixi Pairs, Crufts Medium ABC Semi Finals, Crufts Novice ABC Semi-FInals and The KC Festival Starters Agility Finals. Handlers and dogs qualify to take part in the prestigious finals by gaining points at qualifying heats held at agility shows across the country during 2013.

European Open Agility Championships
The European Open is an Agility competition which is officially recognised by the FCI and is based on the FCI-Agility Regulations of 2012. The competition is open to all dogs, with or without pedigree. Competitors have to be citizens of the country which they represent. All National Member Organisations of the FCI or National Organisations with a close relationship to the FCI are invited to participate in this event.

IMCA / PAWC
Under FCI rules, only pedigree dogs are able to compete in agility so in the year 2000, Petra Fuchs founded the International Mixed Breed Championships (IMCA) which was solely for crossbreed dogs. The first show was held in Italy as a standalone championship. The following year the show was held in the Czech Republic and, at this show, it was decided to also allow pedigree dogs to take part. Then in 2002, in Hungary, the ParAgility (PAWC) was

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