Dog Measuring Regulations
All dogs competing in Small and Medium height categories must be
measured by official agility measurers before they compete at their
first Agility show. A second measurement must be undertaken 12 to
24 months after the first measurement.
Dogs competing in the Large height category do not need an
official measure before competing. However, those handlers who are
not sure if their dog is large or medium may still have their dog
Please be aware that once a dog has competed in the large height
category at a Kennel Club Licensed event without a measurement it
cannot subsequently change to a different height.
For all measurements, neither measurer must have previously
measured the dog nor must the dog be owned or part owned by them,
owned by a partner, member of their family or been previously
entered for competition by them.
Height categories are as follows:
- Large Dogs, measuring over 430mm (1ft 5ins) at the withers
- Medium Dogs, measuring over 350mm (1ft 1.75ins) and measuring
430mm (1ft 5ins) or under at the withers
- Small Dogs, measuring 350mm (1ft 1.75ins) or under at the
For the Code of Best Practice, click here.
How to find a measuring
For your dog to be
Second and third
Lost Record Book?
If you lose your Agility Record Book after your dog has been
measured, please email the Working Dog Activities
Team or phone: 01296 318540 Ext 330. We will send you
official confirmation of your dog's measurement as recorded on the
Kennel Club Measuring database which you will then be able to
insert into your replacement Record Book. You MUST NOT have your
dog officially measured again just because the Record Book has been
mislaid or destroyed - this is against the Regulations.
Your dog can be entered in an agility show before it has
been measured, but it must have been measured BEFORE it competes in
any class at a show.
If you have any questions about measuring, first check the Measuring
Guidelines booklet. If you still have any queries, please email
the Working Dog
Activities Team or phone: 01296 318540 Ext 330.