The Kennel Club has approved the use of a 'breakaway tyre',
manufactured by Jaycee Jumps, at licensed agility shows. The
breakaway tyre has been studied in use by the Kennel Club Equipment
Panel and approved for inclusion at licensed shows from 1 January
On the new design (image attached), the lower 'breakaway'
section of the tyre is held in place by magnets but may be
dislodged by a dog which misjudges their jump and hits it.
When the breakaway tyre is used, dogs will incur 5 faults by
dislodging the lower section, whereas on the normal tyre this
obviously isn't the case. The normal tyre (on the left of the
image) may still be used at shows after this date.
See the short film below of a dog successfully negotiating the
Breakaway tyre and then another with the dog hitting the tyre and
dislodging the lower part.
In terms of judging, the current Regulation H(1)(B)5.a.(10)
which states 'All other obstacles - 5 faults for failure to
negotiate correctly' is sufficient for faulting dogs which have
caused the breakaway tyre to either dislodge or break away.
Manufacturers considering producing a breakaway tyre are subject
to the approval of the Kennel Club Equipment Panel before their
equipment will be accepted at licensed agility shows.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.