Agility measuring

Dog jumping over jump
BeatMedia © / The Kennel Club

All dogs competing in small, medium and intermediate height categories must be measured by official agility measurers before they compete at their first agility show.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, dispensation has been provided for dogs requiring a second (or third measurement) since 17 March 2020. They will need to have this carried out by 31 December 2021. Read more about resumption of licensed events.

Dogs competing in the large height category do not need to be officially measured before competing, provided they are “obviously” large. However, those handlers who are not sure if their dog is large or intermediate may still have their dog measured.

Please be aware that once a dog has competed in the large height category at a show licensed by The Kennel Club without a measurement, it cannot subsequently change to a different height.

For all measurements, the measurer must have not previously measured the dog, plus the dog cannot be owned or part-owned by them, owned by a partner, member of their family or been previously entered for competition by them.

Height categories

Height categories are as follows:

  • large dogs, measuring over 500mm at the withers
  • intermediate dogs, measuring over 430mm and measuring 500mm or under at the withers
  • medium dogs, measuring over 350mm and measuring 430mm or under at the withers
  • small dogs, measuring 350mm or under at the withers
Finding a measuring session
Date Venue Measurers Contact
Sunday, 13 June 2021 Waterlow Farm Kennels, Terrington St Clement, Kings Lynn, PE34 4PS Heather Galliford and Nicola Crawley Send an email for further information. Places must be booked in advance. Cost: £5 (£4 measure plus £1 travelling expenses)
Saturday, 26 Sep 2020 QSAT show, Great Yarmouth, NR31 0AY Maureen Goodchild and Heather Galliford Send an email for further information. Places must be booked in advance.
Sunday, 18 Oct 2020 Upper Caldecote, SG18 9BS Karen Lawlor and Heather Galliford Send an email for further information. Places must be booked in advance.

Our current list of upcoming measuring sessions is above. 

There may be sessions which haven't been notified to The Kennel Club. If you are having difficulty identifying a convenient measuring session, it is suggested that you contact one or more of the measurers in your region to request details of any forthcoming measuring sessions they have agreed to undertake.

You can also contact an individual from our list of The Kennel Club accredited measurers who can inform you of sessions being held in future.

Can't find a suitable measuring session?

If you can't find a date suitable for you to attend, you can contact an individual from our list of The Kennel Club accredited measurers for information regarding future sessions. Alternatively, you can contact a local show and see if they are running any sessions.

Things to know before you attend your session
  1. The dog must be registered with The Kennel Club on either the Breed Register or the Activity Register
  2. You will need an official agility record book for the dog - purchase a copy from our shop
  3. The dog must have a microchip or ear tattoo. It might be worth taking a photo even for a microchipped dog, just in case the chip cannot be detected/located at the measuring session - this will ensure that the measurement can still be recorded
  4. The dog must be over 15 months of age
  5. You will need to pay the measuring fee of £4 per measurement to the measurers
Lost your agility record book?

If you lose your agility record book after your dog has been measured, please email the working dog activities team or phone 01296 318540. We will send you official confirmation of your dog's measurement as recorded on The Kennel Club's measuring database, which you can then insert into your replacement record book. You must not have your dog officially measured again just because the record book has been mislaid or destroyed.

Remember...

Your dog can be entered into an agility show before it has been measured, but it must have been measured before it competes in any class at a show.

If you have any questions about measuring, please email the working dog activities team or phone 01296 318540.

Second and third measuring

A second measurement must be carried out no less than 12 months and no more than 24 months after the date of the first measurement.

For all measurements, neither measurer must have previously measured the dog nor can the dog be owned or part-owned by them, owned by a partner, member of their family or been previously entered for competition by them.

If the height on the second measurement is different from the first, a third and final measurement must be arranged within two months of the second measurement, at which the measurers must be different from both measurers who conducted the first and second measurements.

The Kennel Club accredited measurers

A list of The Kennel Club accredited measurers can be found below. 

Accredited measurers - Midlands
Name and email Telephone number
Jackie Allbut

01562 711057

07808 041607

Kate Austin 01788 834670
Susan Baigent

01981 550562

07900 080588

Samantha Bowman  
Ramon Burke 01933 396580
S David 07845 833851
C Durrant  
Jackie Gardner

01827 895436

07787 686806

S J Markham  
Donna Lewis 01933 624081
Sue Love

01564 775746

07918 132032

 
Dawn Price  
Rachel Rogers 01939 233929
Phyl Spencer 01604 452534
Mark Laker  
Accredited measurers - North East
Name and email Telephone number
Carol Booth  
Judith Burton 01642 322354
Chris Drinkhall 01642 476945
Hazel Higgins  
Lisa Mugridge  
Anthony Rogerson  
Wendy Withington  
Accredited measurers - North West
Name and email Telephone number
P A Baltes

01772 494852

07803 261808

Michael Brookes  
Amanda Davenport 01270 780179
Penny Garner-Carpenter  
Hannah Grantham 07865 660552
Hana MacNicholas  
Jacky Motts  
Maureen Reynolds 01282 842261
Rebecca Sargent  
Mavis Sherwin

01772 627957

07951 200247

Kenny Waddell 07867 416067
Gary Wilkes 01246 472407
Suzanne Williams 01244 661371
Stephanie Wilson-Astbury 07813 363997
Accredited measurers - Northern Ireland
Name and email Telephone number
Adrian Dornford-Smith 028 7965 1979
Gillian Keys  
Crawford McCartney  
Cheryl Harkness  
Accredited measurers - Scotland
Name and email Telephone number
Margaret Butchart 01506 430166
Kirstin Cupples 01416 383773
Dawn Gilmour 07813 891962
Cathy Keith 01620 842886
Fiona Macleod  
Caroline Park 01337 830649
Chris Park 01337 830649
Lyn Wells  
Catherine Palmer  
Accredited measurers - South/South West
Name and email Telephone number
Rachel Kelland 07971 034773
Ellen Moore  
C Brealey 01626 832837
Virginia Folley 01409 281379
Angela Foreman 01326 241773
Guy Foreman 01326 241773
Marie Hembrow 02392 341124
Lesley Olden 01794 323037
P A Partridge 01208 831934
Lesley Slade 07885 899073
Tracey Niblock 07786 244454
Julia Sutton-Vane 01380 870952
Jacky Hutchinson 07732 900342
Accredited measurers - South East/East Anglia
Name and email Telephone number
Denise Axford  
Bernadette Bay  
Heather Galliford  
Linda Croxford  
Karen Lawlor  
Lara Sian Levett  
Michael Stallard  
Nicola Crawley 01354 461631
Wendy Gilpin 01234 376079
M A Goodchild 01473 624994
Barrie Harvey 01903 815106
Carol Holdsworth 01273 890001
Sharon Irwin-Burns 01273 611685
Mark Lambden 07794 165645
Tracey Masters 01403 823353
Pauline Maynard 01798 813335
Sandra Merrett 01273 516712
Colin Van-Chappell 07769 294500
Sue White

01895 675169
07989 418021

John Winney 01206 241750
Jacqui Wood 01787 282438
Tracy Davidson 07701 064806
Accredited measurers - Wales
Name and email Telephone number
Tracy Bennett 01443 492673
Jan Crispin 07808 295908
M Douglas 01443 791228
Ann Murray 01267 211846
Peter Roberts 01407 810610
Rex Seddon 01248 430358
Tracey Shenton 07880 634524
Hilary Warren 07733 203477

The Kennel Club accredited senior measurers

A list of The Kennel Club accredited senior measurers can be found below. 

Accredited senior measurers - Midlands
Name and email Telephone number
Samantha Bowman  
Jackie Gardner

01827 895436
07787 686806

Donna Lewis 01933 624081
Hannah Lyon  
 
Accredited senior measurers - North West
Name and email Telephone number
Hana MacNicholas 
Michael Brooks
Rebecca Sargent  
Accredited senior measurers - Scotland
Name and email Telephone number
Dawn Gilmour 07813 891962
Cathy Keith  
Accredited senior measurers - South East/East Anglia
Name and email Telephone number
Nicola Crawley 01354 461631
Barrie Harvey 01903 815106
Tracy Davidson 07701 064806
Colin Van-Chappell 07769 294500
Sue White

01895 675169

07989 418021

Bernadette Bay

 

Accredited senior measurers - South/South West
Name and email Telephone number
Angela Foreman 01326 241773
Guy Foreman 01326 241773
Marie Hembrow 02392 341124
Lesley Olden 01794 323037
P A Partridge 01208 831934
Julia Sutton-Vane 01380 870952
Accredited senior measurers - Wales
Name and email Telephone number
Tracy Bennett 01443 492673
M Douglas 01443 791228
Tracey Shenton 07880 634524
Hilary Warren 07733 203477