The Kennel Club has received an invitation from the Austrian Kennel Club to send a team to compete at the European Open Heelwork to Music and Freestyle Championships in Krieglach, Austria, from 22nd- 25th September 2016.
Applications are invited from heelwork to music and freestyle handlers wishing to be considered for Team GB at the European Open Championships. The European Open, unlike the World Championships, is open to all dogs including those on the Kennel Club Activity Register without pedigrees. However, to be eligible to be considered, dogs must currently be competing in advanced classes in heelwork to music and/or freestyle. The competition will be held indoors.
Applicants should be aware that competing will be on an entirely self-funded basis, and that being on Team GB is hard work and time consuming. Costs are likely to be in the region of £1,000 per dog and handler. Handlers must be prepared to organise and attend fundraising events as well as attending team meetings and training sessions.
Handlers wishing to be considered should request an application form by email or telephoning 01296 318540 ext 314.
The deadline for completed applications to reach the Kennel Club is Friday 22nd April 2016.
Full competition rules and details will be provided at http://pfoetchenwelt.com/index.php/oec-2016/deutsch/.
Further details will be provided in due course.