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 8th November).
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 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 said: "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 one of the most popular dog sports and these finals
may well have given us a glimpse of some of the potential agility
stars of the future."
The following were announced as winners of the Kennel Club
Starters Cup Agility Finals:
1st - Madeleine Herridge and Oh Henry No
2nd- Gail Cotterill and Cheeky Chasing
3rd - Jodie Forbes and Cerbora Special
1st - Yvonne Bland and Hamish Macharry
2nd - Katie Dalrymple and Hunbart Wizz
3rd - Amy Underwood and The Cool Dude
1st - Julie Mason and Bramble the Mudlark
2nd - Vicki Young and My Cookie Monster
3rd - Laura Quinn and Prefect Cato
Discover Dogs took place on 8-9thNovember at Earls Court, London
and attracted a crowd of more than 30,000 over the two days. For
further information, please visit www.discoverdogs.org.uk.