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The Kennel Club Announces Eighteen New Dogs And Handlers For Agility Team GB 2018

The Kennel Club has announced eighteen new dogs and handlers who have been selected onto the 2018 development programme for Agility Team GB.

They were chosen from those who competed exceptionally, as well as those who showed potential as up-and-coming dogs and handlers, for the 2018 squad process. The try outs took place at the Performance Weekend hosted at Lincoln Agility Enthusiasts show at Lincolnshire Showground on Sunday 23rd April.

Mark Laker, Agility Team Manager said: “I am very excited to invite these dogs and handlers onto this year’s development squad. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with the coaching team who will be on hand to support them and prepare them for a possible team selection.

“I am also very grateful to our main sponsor, the Kennel Club, which continues to support the team in creating opportunities for handlers keen to be part of Agility Team GB.”

The development programme consists of:

Large Dogs:

Medium Dogs:

Small Dogs:

The team is sponsored by CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds, Gencon, First Contact, Agility 1st, Nottingham Trent University, Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, Vale Vet Referrals and the Kennel Club.

The squad qualification process to try out for the 2018 Agility Team GB can be found on the Kennel Club website.

This year, Agility Team GB will be competing at the European Open Agility Championships in Salice Terme, Italy from 27-30 July, and the FCI Agility World Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic from 5-8 October.