Around 2,500 dogs from all over the world are heading to
Rockingham Castle for the Kennel Club International Agility
Festival as entries fly in for the UK's largest festival for
It's the event every agility dog around the world has been
waiting for, and for four days from 13th - 16th August 2015, around
2,500 dogs and their owners will arrive in the village of
Rockingham for the Kennel Club International Agility Festival.
During the festival, 16 rings will be set up to host the
competition, which will feature dogs of all agility grades and
sizes, with over 200 classes taking place.
The International Agility Festival, which is in its eleventh
year, is kindly supported by CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds and
welcomes all dogs of all types. Over 25 countries from around the
world are expected to be represented, all fighting to win their
individual competitions and take home the Nations Cup. Entries can
be taken online at www.ishowservices.com/
until 18th June 2015.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: "Agility is the most
popular dog sport in the UK and it is testament to the growing
popularity of agility that the festival has grown to be such a huge
event, not just in the UK but worldwide.
"There are a range of competitions for everyone, from the
International Young Handler competition and the Nations Cup for the
leading competitors, to the companion dog show, where the judge
will choose the Best Junior Handler, Prettiest Bitch and Most
Handsome Dog - there is a class for all at the festival."
A heat of the nation's favourite crossbreed competition,
Scruffts, sponsored by James Wellbeloved, also takes place at the
festival, with categories such as Child's Best Friend and Best
Rescue; there is something for all dogs to be involved in.
The festival is free for spectators (apart from a £5 parking
fee) and people are able to come along with their own dogs to enjoy
the fun festival atmosphere and even take part in the 'Have-A-Go'
agility ring (for dogs over 18 months), which gives everyone a
chance of experiencing the sport for themselves.
For more information on the Kennel Club International Agility
Festival, please visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk/agilityfestival