The Kennel Club would like to offer its congratulations to
Agility Team GB who struck gold at the FCI Agility World
Championships in Italy at the weekend.
The Large team won gold in the team competition after coming
third in the jumping round and second in the agility round. The FCI
Agility World Championships took place from 8th- 11thOctober 2015
at the Unipol Arena in Bologna, Italy.
The triumphant world champion team members and their successful
dogs are: Charlotte Harding with Ag Ch Rujaff Red Hot Scandal, Greg
Derrett with Devongem Rehab Sproglett, Jess Clarehugh with Ag Ch
Lynwood Cara Fuzzy Logic and Matt Goodliffe with Turboed Widewater
In addition to the team's success, congratulations go to Naarah
Cuddy and Sheltysham Séance who came fifth overall in the Large
individual competition, competing overseas for Agility Team GB for
the first time this year.
Agility Team GB's previous successes at the FCI Agility World
Championships include Natasha Wise and Dizzy becoming three times
world champions (2009, 2010 and 2012) and the Large team won gold
back in 2003.
Team Manager, Mark Laker said: "It has been a very successful
World Championships for Agility Team GB. Congratulations go to the
Large team who are now the world champions - such a wonderful
achievement. Also congratulations must go to Naarah Cuddy for
finishing fifth overall in the Large individual competition, and
the Medium team who finished eighth out of twenty eight.
"All the team did well - it's a tough competition with an
incredible amount of pressure on the handlers. They coped well and
the dogs were fantastic. We would like to thank all the sponsors
for their continued support, the people from the agility community
who travelled to Italy and to everyone at home watching and
supporting the team."
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: "Congratulations to
Agility Team GB from everyone at the Kennel Club. We are very proud
of the team's fantastic achievement in Italy. It highlights how
high the standard of British agility really is. We hope that their
success will inspire other people to consider taking up agility as
a sport, which is great fun for both dog and owner."
Agility Team GB is supported by the Kennel Club, CSJ Specialist
Canine Feeds, Gencon, Agility 1st, NTU and Eurotunnel Le Shuttle,
the Kennel Club's preferred cross-channel partner. The official
equipment supplier is First Contact.
For the full list of results, visit www.agility-awc2015.it/en/rankings-tracks,
and for further information about Team GB please visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk/activities/agility/international-agility-teams/.