Agility was first introduced to the UK at Crufts 1978 and the structure of the competition has not changed very much over the years. It's a comparatively new form of dog competition, where the animal's fitness and the handler's ability to train and direct the dog over and through certain obstacles are tested.
It is fast, furious and a great favourite with competitors and spectators alike. Your dog does not have to be a pedigree dog to take part, but it must be registered with the Kennel Club on either the Breed Register or the Activity Register.
If you decide that Agility is a suitable activity for you and your dog, your next step is to receive some expert training. Whatever competition you choose, your dog will be a happier pet for being trained.
NEW - Agility FAQ's
The Kennel Club announce the introduction of the option for clubs to schedule lower jump heights for Small, Medium and Large height classes at licensed agility shows from the 1st July 2016. Click below for more information:
New to Agility?
This section contains information for those new to Agility, including how to get started and how to compete in Agility. Agility Competitors
Find out more about competing in Agility, Kennel Club events, changes to Agility Rules and Regulations, the Agility Liaison Council and much more! Agility Judges
Judges can obtain lots of information in this section, including details of Kennel Club requirements for Open and Championship Shows, downloadable material and useful guidelines to assist with judging appointments. Agility Show Administration
If you are an Agility Show Secretary there is a huge amount of work and administration to be undertaken when organising an agility event. This section provides all the information you need to assist with the task in hand. Club Administration
There is so much to remember when running a dog club. In this section you will find information and helpful advice to assist with the running of Registered and Listed Status Agility Clubs. Agility Liaison Council
The Agility Liaison Council is made up of regional representatives, elected for a three year term to act as a channel of communication between Agility clubs, competitors, and the Kennel Club. This section includes details of the Representatives along with agendas, annexes and minutes from recent meetings.