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Kennel Club Revises Qualification Procedure For Agility Team GB

23 March 2015    13:00

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 apply:

  • 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 Showground.
  • The selected teams will compete at the European Open Championships in France and the FCI World Championships in Spain.

Achievements should be submitted via email to the Working Dog Activities Team at 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


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