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Agility Stars Of The Future Compete At Discover Dogs Final

The rising stars of the agility world took part in the prestigious Kennel Club Starters Cup Agility Finals at the Discover Dogs event at Earls Court this weekend (Saturday 8th November).

The Starters Cup is a showcase for the most talented newcomers in agility. Large, medium and small dogs, along with their handlers, qualified to compete in the Starters Cup finals at the Kennel Club International Agility Festival, which was held in August at Rockingham Castle, Northamptonshire.

The Starters Cup is for beginner dogs competing in Grades 1 and 2 in the UK or the equivalent overseas classes (e.g. Grade 1 under FCI rules or Novice in the USA).

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: "Discover Dogs is a celebration of the many roles dogs play in our society, and the Starters Cup Agility Finals gives less experienced dogs and handlers the chance to compete at a major show in front of a large crowd.

"Agility is one of the most popular dog sports and these finals may well have given us a glimpse of some of the potential agility stars of the future."

The following were announced as winners of the Kennel Club Starters Cup Agility Finals:


1st - Madeleine Herridge and Oh Henry No

2nd- Gail Cotterill and Cheeky Chasing Charlie

3rd - Jodie Forbes and Cerbora Special Fortuna



1st - Yvonne Bland and Hamish Macharry

2nd - Katie Dalrymple and Hunbart Wizz

3rd - Amy Underwood and The Cool Dude  



1st - Julie Mason and Bramble the Mudlark

2nd - Vicki Young and My Cookie Monster

3rd - Laura Quinn and Prefect Cato

Discover Dogs took place on 8-9thNovember at Earls Court, London and attracted a crowd of more than 30,000 over the two days. For further information, please visit