Max aged 6 to compete with his deaf dog at
world's largest agility festival
Max Glover from Bracknell, Berkshire will be competing at the
world's largest agility festival at the age of six, with his dog
Maisie, who has been deaf since birth.
Max has been competing at Kennel Club agility shows since he was
five and is believed to be the youngest competitor taking part at
the Kennel Club International Agility Festival this year, and will
be cheered on by his proud family.
He will be competing with Maisie, an 11 year old Working
Sheepdog who has been deaf since birth. The pair recently got their
first ever clear round together and are looking forward to
competing alongside the world's top agility competitors.
Both Max's parents compete in agility and he has attended the
festival every year since he was seven months old. This year is the
first time Max will be competing at the Kennel Club International
Agility Festival, which takes place at Rockingham Castle,
Northamptonshire from 7th-10th August.
The Kennel Club International Agility Festival, which is kindly
supported by CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds, will feature around 2,500
dogs of all types, sizes and experience levels competing across 15
agility rings, with dogs jumping and weaving their way around the
The festival will play host to prestigious competitions
including the Kennel Club Nations Cup and International Young
Handler of the Year, plus qualifying classes for Discover Dogs 2014
and Crufts 2015 for competitions including the Kennel Club Starters
Cup and the Kennel Club Novice Cup, as well as quarter and
semi-finals for the Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes.
Max's father, Bill Glover said: "Max loves being involved with
the dogs and started doing training with them when he was just
three. We are very proud of him and think he has the makings of a
great young handler."
Max commented: "I am really excited to be running this year and
I am going to have a lot of fun with Maisie even if we don't get a
For more information on the festival, visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk/agilityfestival.