The Kennel Club has announced changes to the qualification
process for handlers wishing to be considered for a place on
Agility Team GB in 2016.
Following feedback from last year's Agility Team GB squad and
the agility community, the Agility Team GB Coaching team has
decided to reduce the qualification period for Agility Team GB from
ten months to six months. The qualification dates for 2016 will now
run between 28thMarch & 6thSeptember 2015.
The new, shorter qualification period will allow for a rest
period for handlers and dogs between December 2015 and February
2016. As a consequence of this new process, the first squad day
will be brought forward to December 2015 and the second day moved
to the end of February 2016.
It has also been agreed that points will be given to those
handlers who secure a 3rdplace in the Championship final classes.
This change will provide a greater opportunity for dogs and
handlers to be invited onto the Agility Team GB Squad.
To be considered for Agility Team GB, the following criteria
- Dogs can gain qualifying credits from Kennel Club Prestige
Events between 28thMarch and 6thSeptember 2015.
- Handlers will need to record their achievements, which qualify
for credits, and submit them to the Working Dog Activities Team via
within one month of the achievement.
- The dogs with the highest recorded credits from the
qualification period will be invited to join the 2016 squad.
- Teams will be selected from the squad at a Performance Weekend
in April 2016 hosted by Lincoln Agility Enthusiasts at Lincoln
- The selected teams will compete at the European Open
Championships in France and the FCI World Championships in
Achievements should be submitted via email to the Working Dog
Activities Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
and must contain the following information:
- Dog's Kennel Club registered name and height category;
- Handler's name;
- Competition name, date and location;
- Class name and,
- Judge's name.
Further details regarding the submission of achievements is now
available on the Kennel Club website at