Agility measuring

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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.

A second measurement must be undertaken 12-24 months after the first measurement. 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 1 July 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
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
Ms Jackie Allbut

01562 711057

07808 041607

Ms Kate Austin 01788 834670
Mrs Sue Baigent

01981 550562

07900 080588

Ms Samantha Bowman  
Mr Ray Burke 01933 396580
Ms Stacey David 07845 833851
Ms Julia Durrant  
Mrs Jackie Gardner

01827 895436

07787 686806

Ms Susan Hyland  
Ms Donna Lewis 01933 624081
Ms Sue Love

01564 775746

07918 132032

Ms Rachel Mowbray  
Ms Dawn Price  
Ms Rachel Rogers 01939 233929
Ms Phyl Spencer 01604 452534
Mr Mark Laker  
Accredited measurers - North East
Name and email Telephone number
Ms Carol Booth  
Mrs Judith Burton 01642 322354
Mrs Christine Drinkhall 01642 476945
Ms Hazel Higgins  
Ms Lisa Mugridge  
Mr Anthony Rogerson  
Ms Wendy Withington  
Accredited measurers - North West
Name and email Telephone number
Mrs Pauline Baites

01772 494852

07803 261808

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

01772 627957

07951 200247

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

01895 675169
07989 418021

Mr Jon Winney 01206 241750
Ms Jacqui Wood 01787 282438
Ms Tracy Hudson 07701 064806
Accredited measurers - Wales
Name and email Telephone number
Ms Tracy Bennett 01443 492673
Ms Jan Crispin 07808 295908
Ms Marie Douglas 01443 791228
Mrs Ann Murray 01267 211846
Mr Peter Roberts 01407 810610
Mr Rex Seddon 01248 430358
Ms Tracey Shenton 07880 634524
Miss 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
Ms Samantha Bowman  
Mrs Jackie Gardner

01827 895436
07787 686806

Ms Donna Lewis 01933 624081
Ms Hannah Lyon  
Ms Rachel Mowbray  
Accredited senior measurers - North West
Name and email
Ms Hana MacNicholas 
Mr Michael Brooks
Ms R Sargent
Accredited senior measurers - Scotland
Name and email Telephone number
Ms Dawn Gilmour 07813 891962
Mrs Cathy Keith 01620 842886
Accredited senior measurers - South East/East Anglia
Name and email Telephone number
Ms Nicola Crawley 01354 461631
Mr Barrie Harvey 01903 815106
Ms Tracy Hudson 07701 064806
Mr Colin Van-Chappell 07769 294500
Ms Sue White

01895 675169

07989 418021

Ms Bernadette Bay

 

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