The Annual General Meeting and Prizegiving will take place on Sunday November 30th...read more.
This year's Agility Club AGM will start at 1:00PM on Sunday November 30th at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG. For details please see the formal notice printed in the August edition of the Agility Voice magazine.
The AGM will be followed by the presentation of our Annual Awards for points gained at shows between 1st October 2013 and 30th September 2014. As usual the winner and runner up in each individual category will receive a crystal trophy, and the winning club in each division will take the relevant shield home with them.
Welcome to the Agility Club website!
The Agility Club is the UK’s largest Kennel Club registered agility club. A non-profit making organisation,
The Agility Club was conceived in 1983, the early days of Agility, with the sole purpose of giving all competitive agility dog handlers
a 'voice' in the governing of their sport. The Agility Club continues to provide that voice as well as helping with standards of
judging and instructing through workshops and seminars.
Benefits of Agility Club Membership
- The Agility Voice – a monthly full colour magazine, packed full of the latest agility news, stories, articles, training tips and show diary.
It’s a must-read for agility competitors from Beginners to Advanced!
- Only members may attend our very popular agility Instructor Seminars
- Discounts on training days, run by top international handlers
- Certificates are available to members for dogs qualifying Out of Grades 1 through 6 and Qualifying for Grade 7
- Reduced entry and camping fees at our weekend summer Championship agility show (for helping Members)
- The Agility Club Annual Awards supported by ProPlan. All your competing dogs are eligible to gain points towards our prestigious awards.
Magnificent pieces of crystal are presented to the winners at our AGM
- The Agility Club is your link to the UK's governing body of all things canine - The Kennel Club, and to the whole agility scene in the UK, Europe and beyond.
So you think you want to do agility?
You may have seen it on television, perhaps Crufts, Olympia or one of those shows where they showcase mad people obsessed with some unusual activity.
But how on earth do you get to be a mad person obsessed with agility? Alas, all too easily!
First seen as a display at Crufts in 1978, it was an instant hit, and here we are nearly three decades on and agility is a hugely popular international sport.
So what is Agility?
Dog agility involves the dog negotiating anything up to 20 obstacles, on a course designed by the judge, against the clock.
The fastest clear round is the winner, although practice is to place to 10% of the class (so if the entry is 100,
places will go down to 10th) plus rosettes for unplaced clear rounds. Faults are incurred for all errors as well as exceeding the course time,
and there are several ways of getting eliminated too. The two main types of class are agility and jumping
(jumping classes do not have contact equipment in them, agility classes do), but there are many other types of fun class.
If you do not want to compete, there is still no reason why you cannot train your dog, most clubs will have a mix of competing and non-competing members.
However, be aware that a lot of handlers started out doing it just for fun!
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