Kennel Club Reveals Agility Team GB Squad for 2018

The Kennel Club has announced the names of the agility competitors who will be part of the Agility Team GB squad in 2018.

Two teams will be selected from the newly announced squad, which will go on to represent Great Britain at the European Open Agility Championships in Vienna from 27-29 July 2018 and the FCI World Agility Championships in Kristianstad, Sweden from 4-7 October 2018.

Agility Team GB is supported by the Kennel Club, CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds, DOG StreamZ (new for 2018), Agility1st, NTU, and Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, the Kennel Club’s preferred cross-channel partner. The official equipment supplier is First Contact.

The 2018 squad was selected following the collection and submission of points from prestige agility events held during 2017.  The squad will attend two squad days and a performance weekend which is being held at Nottingham Trent University. Following the performance weekend, teams will be selected for each of the championships.

Agility competitors not part of Team GB will also get the opportunity to compete at the performance weekend, to give them an opportunity to practice on European style courses judged by an overseas FCI judge. The schedule will be released before the end of the year.

Team Manager, Mark Laker said: “This year’s squad includes ex-juniors and handlers in the development squad. Bringing on new potential to the team has been one of our objectives, and it’s great to see these initiatives coming to fruition. I know the coaching team will be equally excited as me to be working with all the new squad in 2018.”

CSJ's founder Ceri Rundle said: "CSJ are delighted to sponsor Agility Team GB again next year, and want to wish everyone on the squad the best of luck at the squad days and performance weekend. We’re looking forward to another year of outstanding agility.”

DOG StreamZ founder Matt Campbell commented: “DOG StreamZ are delighted to be announced as one of the official sponsors of the Agility Team GB squad. We are committed to ensuring our natural technology benefits the entire squad, to ‘make a difference’ and help win medals.”

The successful handlers and dogs are as follows:

Large squad

  • Alan Short with Ag Ch Give it Some Juice Irn Bruce
  • Annette Parker with Smoketrail Coco Chanel
  • Anthony Clarke with Rujaff Fatel Protest
  • Chris Kawecki with Ozzy the Thunderpup from Khaoskye
  • Dan Shaw with Ag Ch Comebyanaway Redefined
  • Danny Ewing with Lucky Ball Bailey
  • Dave Munnings with Ag Ch Comebyanaway Reddy For Fame
  • Euan Paterson with Clan Chieftain MacSweep
  • Greg Derrett with Devongem Rehab Sproglett and Nedlo Addicting Sproglett
  • Heidi Clelland with Gunran Too Hot To Handle At Cornishmyth
  • Jane Seller with Rosmarinus Black Thorn
  • Jess Clarehugh with Lynwood Beanie and Ag Ch Lynwood Cara Fuzzy Logic
  • Laura Chudleigh with Ag Ch Borderpaws Dark Prince
  • Laura Hope with Regalaway Serendipity
  • Lauren Langman with Darleyfalls Bright Day at Devongem and Darleyfalls Free Flo
  • Lee Gibson with Taddymoor Sadie
  • Lucie Hinchley with Borderspirit Bright Star
  • Martin Reid with Ag Ch Borderpaws Secret Surprise
  • Naarah Cuddy with Sheltysham Séance
  • Natasha Wise with Nedlo Flipping Shiny Pebble
  • Shannon Springford with Castomya First Love
  • Sian Illingworth with Ferdi's Mirror Image
  • Steven Richardson with Morgansr Digital Demon
  • Vanessa Lloyd with Trust Your Heart Gin

Medium squad

  • Abigail Doxford with Annervalley Cassie
  • Anna Allan with Buddy's None The Weiser AW(G)
  • Cameron Bunce with Zigazig Ha
  • Dawn Weaver with Galaxy's Ace of Spades
  • Ellie Curtis with Cacciatore Greenfinch
  • Hayley Telling with Ag Ch New Illusions Bi Enchantment Of The Five Colors
  • Marita Davies with Harvey Bird
  • Nicola Garrett with Obay One Crazy Dude
  • Nigel Staines with Morgans Dark Destroyer AW(G)
  • Rebecca Colley with Debut Doodle Daydream AW(G)
  • Roanna Newton with Cacciatore Bianco
  • Sam Towe with Foxstones Penelope Pitstop
  • Samantha Lane with Ag Ch Woodhouse Quartz of Daimonic
  • Shannon Springford with Shansdream A Gift Of Love
  • Steven Richardson with Ag Ch Noworries Sweeps Dream
  • Tash Poddubecki with Lady Of Croftmoor

Small Squad

  • Alan Bray with Ag Ch Sirensong Tanrums N Tiaras at Upanova
  • Bonny Quick with Ag Ch Goldheart Trail of Flames
  • Dawn Weaver with Ag Ch Galaxy's Dream Summer
  • Hayley Tindall with Tindall's Usselby Princess
  • Karen Hugo with Willowthorn's All That Jazz at Sabresnipe AW(P)
  • Kathryn Stickney with Injasuti Coco Mademoiselle
  • Lauren Langman with Ag Ch Samsir Blinkin Brilliant at Devongem
  • Lou Cadman with Ag Ch Another Mad Moment
  • Louise Eden with Obay The Boyz High Voltage
  • Lucy Osborne with Radajasas Whirlwind Fling
  • Rachel Ward with Blazecroft Midnight Akemi
  • Rhiannon Thomas with Channerswick Kryptonite
  • Sarah Mclean with Milo'd Of Mischief
  • Sarah Prentice with Arbaybee Time 'n' Motion
  • Toni Dawkins with Basileas Hear Me Roar