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Kennel Club Announces Agility Team GB 2016


The Kennel Club has announced the agility teams which will represent Great Britain at the European Open Agility Championships in Calais, France from 28-31 July 2016 and the FCI Agility World Championships in Zaragoza, Spain from 22-25 September 2016.

The successful handlers and dogs were chosen following this year's squad selection process, which concluded at the Performance Weekend hosted by Lincoln Agility Enthusiasts at its Open Agility Show over the weekend of 23-24 April.

The Kennel Club congratulates all the handlers who have been selected to represent Agility Team GB this year, which once again is kindly supported by CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds.

This year's Performance Weekend was judged by Anders Virtanen (Finland). Anders set up courses designed to test dogs and handlers on speed, fitness, consistency and accuracy. Over the weekend there was some fantastic handling on these courses where dogs and handlers could really show off their skills. 

Three dogs from the Performance Weekend have been called up to this year's team for the World Championships due to withdrawals of pedigree dogs from the original squad.

Team Manager, Mark Laker said: "Thank you to everyone who competed at this year's Performance Weekend - it was great to watch and be part of. This was a unique opportunity to compete on some fantastic courses designed and judged by a top FCI judge.

"I'd like to acknowledge the support of all our sponsors, the Kennel Club and Lincoln Agility Enthusiasts who enable events like the performance weekend to take place and to everyone who helped us."

The teams selected are as follows (T= team event; I = individual event):

European Open

Small:

Medium:

 

Large:

All competitors at the European Open will get an individual and team run. Teams will be confirmed nearer the time.

World Championships

Small:

Travelling Team Reserve

Medium: 

Travelling Team Reserves to be confirmed​

Large:

Travelling Team Reserve

Full results from the performance weekend and more information on Agility Team GB can be found via the Kennel Club website. Please visit this webpage.

Agility Team GB is sponsored by CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds, Gencon, Khyam, First Contact, Nottingham Trent University, Eurotunnel, Agility1st, Vale Referrals and supported by the Kennel Club.