The rising stars of the agility world took part in the
prestigious Kennel Club Starters Cup Agility Finals at the Discover
Dogs event at Earls Court this weekend (Saturday 9thNovember).
The Starters Cup is a showcase for the most talented newcomers
in agility. Large, medium and small dogs, along with their
handlers, qualified to compete in at the Starters Cup finals at the
Kennel Club International Agility Festival, which was held in
August at Rockingham Castle, Northamptonshire.
The Starters Cup is for beginner dogs competing in Grades 1 and
2 in the UK or the equivalent overseas classes (e.g. Grade 1 under
FCI rules or Novice in the USA).
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary says: "Discover Dogs is a
celebration of the many roles dogs play in our society, and the
Starters Cup Agility Finals gives less experienced dogs and
handlers the chance to compete at a major show in front of a large
"Agility is the fastest growing dog sport and these finals may
well have given us a glimpse of some of the potential winners of
The following were announced as winners of the Kennel Club
Starters Cup Agility Finals:
1st - Katie Doyle with Patchy Dude
2nd - Camilla Westmacott with Treasured
3rd - Isaac Hartley with Bella Ella
1st - Alyson Walker with Shanandi Wild
2nd - Diane Barry with Smiley Miley Moon
3rd - Jack Biddle with Sergeant Benjamin of
1st - Sebastian Thomas with Time Goes By
2nd - Laura Hope with Regalaway Serendipity
3rd Jake Wilkins with Gwynion Ice Lady
Discover Dogs took place on 9-10th November at Earls Court,
London and attracted a crowd of over 34,000 over the two days. For
further information, please visit www.discoverdogs.org.uk.