Agility

Agility
Dog agility measures the handler's ability to direct their dog over a course with various obstacles. Find out about agility training clubs, classes & competitions
How to register an Agility Club
All agility groups and clubs are invited to apply to become Kennel Club Registered Societies
Agility Show Administration
Open, Limited and Championship Agility Shows are licensed by the Kennel Club and run by registered clubs and societies.
Risk assessment for an Agility Show
A risk assessment is a careful examination of what could cause harm to people on the showground. The risk assessment enables organisers to determine whether there are sufficient precautions
Kennel Club Requirements for Agility Shows
All show dates must be applied for either in writing on club headed paper or by completing a Show Date Application form, which is sent out to all Registered Societies in June
Agility Show Specimen Schedules
The Agility Regulations specify that shows must issue a schedule which conforms to the current 'specimen schedule' issued by the Kennel Club.
Agility competitors Code of Conduct
The code of conduct offers voluntary guidelines to help handlers and owners to check that they, too, are behaving appropriately and responsibly when competing at Agility shows
Agility Liaison Council
The Agility Liaison Council is made up of 13 regional representatives, elected for a three year term to act as a channel of communication between Agility clubs, competitors, and the Kennel Club.
Agility Measuring
All dogs must be measured by official agility measurers before they compete at their first Agility show.
Agility measuring dates
List of dates and measurers for agility dog measuring
Agility at Olympia
One of the two most important 'showcase' events for agility in the UK takes place every December at Olympia's London International Horse Show
Agility FCI World Championships
The Kennel Club has announced the appointment of Mark Laker as the new international dog agility team manager, who will manage the teams for both the European Open Agility Championships and the FCI World Agility Championships.
European Open Agility Championships
The European Open Agility Championships are taking place in Kristianstad, Sweden between 27 - 29 July 2012
How to Progress in Agility
The current agility grading structure and class eligibility came into effect on 1 January 2007 following extensive consultation with agility competitors and societies
New to Agility: Getting Started in Agility Training
Agility is action-packed, rollercoaster excitement for you and your dog. Comprising various obstacles for your dog (not you!) to run through, jump over, and weave in and out of - and all against the clock!
Already involved in Agility?
This section contains information for those already involved in Agility, including how run clubs and shows and information for Secretaries.
Agility at Discover Dogs
Handlers and dogs can qualify to take part in these prestigious finals by gaining points at qualifying heats held at Agility shows across the country
Agility Course Obstacles
An Agility Show will have a series of obstacles laid out in a large ring. The Kennel Club allows a combination of 16 obstacles to be used on an Agility course.
Competing in Agility
All dogs must be over 18 months of age and fit to take part when entering a competition, as it is such a physical sport and so much training is necessary before a dog can compete.
Agility Liaison Council Representatives
Agility Liaison Council Representatives from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015
Good luck to Agility Team GB in European Open Championships
The Kennel Club sends its best wishes to the members of Agility Team GB who are preparing to travel to the European Open Agility Championships, being held on the weekend of 25th– 28thJuly 2013 in Neeroeteren, situated in the north east of Belgium.
Progressing in Agility - FAQs
Progressing in Agility - FAQs Progression can be on points. Who is checking that I've got the right number of points to be in the class that I am?
Huge success for Kennel Club International Agility Festival
The ninth Kennel Club International Agility Festival took place at Rockingham Castle this weekend, with over 2,200 healthy, happy dogs competing in a range of agility competitions for all levels of experience.
Agility team GB scoop hat-trick of medals at European Open Championships
Agility team GB scoop hat-trick of medals at European Open Championships
Kennel Club wishes good luck to agility competitiors
The Kennel Club sends its best wishes to all the successful agility competitors who have qualified for the Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes semi-finals.
Kent based canine society awarded Championship Agility status
Kennel Club registered dog club, Tunbridge Wells and District Canine Society, has been awarded Championship Agility status for Large dogs as of 2014.
Agility Athletes Qualify For Olympia Agility Stakes In Association With Joint Aid For Dogs Finals
This year’s finalists of the prestigious Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes finals have been announced
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 9th November).
Agility Competitors Qualify For Crufts In Medium ABC Competition
Nancy Hudson and Obay Tiz Zensational beat 19 pairs of dogs and handlers to win the Medium ABC (Anything But as Collie) Agility semi-final at the Kennel Club’s Discover Dogs event at Earls Court on Sunday 10th November. The talented duo will now compete in the grand final at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts 2014.
Agility Competitors Qualify For Crufts In Large ABC Competition
Joanne Sullivan and Alfredo Frog beat 20 pairs of dogs and handlers to win the Large ABC (Anything But as Collie) Agility semi-final at the Kennel Club’s Discover Dogs event at Earls Court on Sunday 10th November. The talented duo will now compete in the grand final at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts 2014.
Small/Mixi Pairs Winners Announced At Discover Dogs
Ryan Hennessy and Ann Hennessy with Shandon’s Busy Little Fizzy and Shandon's Slinky Little Inky beat 12 other dogs and handlers to win the Small/Mixi Pairs Final at the Kennel Club’s Discover Dogs event at Earls Court on Saturday 9th November.
The Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes In Association With Skinner’s
Skinner’s has added its support to one of the most important showcase events for agility in the UK - the Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes.
Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council Meeting – 22nd January 2014
The next meeting of the Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council will be held at the Kennel Club on Wednesday 22 January 2014 at 10.30am at Clarges Street.
The Kennel Club Announces 2014 Agility Team GB Squad
The Kennel Club has announced the names of the agility competitors who will be part of Team GB in 2014.
Winners Crowned At Olympia Agility Stakes
The winners have been crowned at the Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes, one of the most exciting dog agility events in the world.
Agility Shows’ Chance To Host Crufts 2015 Qualifiers
The Kennel Club is currently organising qualifying heats at agility shows during 2014 to find finalists to compete at Olympia, Discover Dogs 2014 and Crufts 2015.
Bigger, Better, Longer – KC Announces Exciting Changes For The 10th International Agility Festival
The Kennel Club’s International Agility Festival reaches its tenth anniversary this year and to celebrate the success and popularity one of the largest agility events in the world, it will be even bigger and better in 2014.
Agility Liaison Council Meeting – 17th July 2014
The next meeting of the Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council will be held at the Kennel Club on Thursday 17th July 2014. Proposals for inclusion on the Agenda should reach Miss Joanna Nosalik, in the Canine Activities Department at the Kennel Club by 18th April 2014.
Otis The Akita Breaks Agility Club Record
Otis, a 5 year old Akita from Stockport, is making waves in the dog agility world after he broke an agility club record, previously held by a Border Collie.
North Derbyshire Dog Agility Club Awarded Championship Agility Status From 2015
North Derbyshire Dog Agility Club has been awarded Championship Agility Status for small, medium and large dogs from 2015 onwards.
Small/Mixi Pairs Winners Announced At Discover Dogs
Father and daughter duo, Alan and Selena Bray, with their dogs Tayla and Shade, have won the Small/Mixi Pairs Final at the Kennel Club’s Discover Dogs event at Earls Court on Saturday 8th November.
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).
Tunbridge Wells & District Canine Society Awarded Championship Agility Status From 2015
The Kennel Club has announced that Tunbridge Wells & District Canine Society has been awarded Championship agility status for small and medium dogs from 2015 onwards. This will be in addition to Championship agility status for large dogs, which they have held since 2014.
I Lost Four Stone All Thanks To My Dog
A 43 year old woman from Isle of Man, Tracey Watt, has lost four stone walking and competing in dog agility with her dog, Mojo, a Labrador.
Kennel Club Regulation Changes For Breed Show And Working Dog Activities Schedules And Catalogues
The Kennel Club has made changes to its regulations on the submission of schedules and catalogues for breed shows, agility, obedience, heelwork to music, working trials, bloodhound trials and rally.
Kennel Club Issues Guidance On Securing The Pipe Tunnel In Agility
At a recent meeting, the Kennel Club Activities Sub-Committee discussed the need for pipe tunnels in agility to be safely secured at shows to ensure the safety of dogs competing.
Opportunity For Agility Shows To Host Olympia 2016 Qualifiers
The Kennel Club has announced it will be increasing the number of competition heats for Olympia in 2016, giving more registered societies the opportunity to host a Kennel Club qualifier and competitors more opportunities to qualify.
Kennel Club Announces Agility Team GB 2015
The Kennel Club has announced the names of the members of the agility teams who will represent Great Britain at the 2015 European Open Agility Championships in Germany from 24th - 26th July 2015 and the World Agility Championships in Italy from 8th - 11th October 2015.
Agility Team GB Announces Three Year Partnership with Gencon
Agility Team GB Announces Three Year Partnership With Gencon
Changes To Agility Rules And Regulations
Changes To Agility Rules And Regulations
International Agility Festival Results
International Agility Festival Results
Sixteen More Olympia Qualifying Heats For 2016 Announced
Sixteen More Olympia Qualifying Heats For 2016 Announced
Free Agility dog measuring offered by The Kennel Club
Free Agility dog measuring offered by The Kennel Club
Kennel Club Announces Qualification Procedure For Agility Team GB
The Kennel Club has released the 2017 squad qualification process for handlers and dogs wishing to be considered for a place on Agility Team GB at the 2017 European Open and the FCI World Championships. Read more.
West Sussex Dog and Owner Crowned Agility Champions at Crufts After Record Win
Zaz, a seven year-old Sheltie, and owner, Bernadette Bay, won one of the country’s most prestigious agility competitions after triumphing in the Kennel Club Agility Championships for small dogs at Crufts 2016. Read more.
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 and the FCI Agility World Championships in Zaragoza, Spain. Read more.
Performance Weekend Results Archive
Performance Weekend 2016 Results. Read more.
Olympia 2015
To say that Olympia is a unique event would be an understatement. It is five days of some of the best dog agility in the world! Read more.
New Agility Regulations Allow a Challenge to a Dog’s Height Category
Championship agility judges will be able to challenge a dog’s existing height category under a new set of regulations to be introduced on 1st July 2016. Read more.
Additional Dog Agility Measurers Required
The Kennel Club is inviting applications from interested parties who would like to be considered to measure agility dogs. Read more.
Changes to Agility Rules and Regulations
The General Committee has recently approved a number of changes to agility rules and regulations, the Kennel Club has announced. Read more.
Kennel Club Congratulates Agility Team GB At The European Open Championships
The Kennel Club congratulates Agility Team GB for their fantastic performance at the European Open Agility Championships in France over the weekend of 28th - 31st July 2016.
Kennel Club Announces Squad Dates For Agility Team GB And YKC Agility Team GB
A squad day has been organised with Nottingham Trent University on Sunday 4th December 2016 for invited adults and Young Kennel Club (YKC) agility handlers who want to be a part of Agility Team GB in 2017. Learn more.
Agility Liaison Council Meeting 19 January 2017
The next meeting of the Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council will be held at the Kennel Club in London on Thursday 19th January 2017. Click to read more.
Kennel Club Offers Free Agility Dog Measuring
The Kennel Club is offering agility competitors the opportunity to get their dog measured for free. Click to learn more.
Kennel Club Congratulates Agility Team GB On Valiant Effort At The FCI World Championships
The Kennel Club would like to congratulate Agility Team GB for their fantastic performance at the FCI Agility World Championships over the weekend (22nd - 25th September 2016). Click to read results.
Collapsible Tunnel No Longer Approved For Use by the Kennel Club
The Kennel Club has removed the collapsible tunnel from its list of approved obstacles for agility classes with immediate effect. Click to read more.
Minimum Distance Between Agility Obstacles Increased
Following research by Nottingham Trent University into dog jump distances, the Kennel Club has amended the distances between obstacles that dogs have to negotiate in agility. Click to learn more.
Talented Young Dog Lovers Win Place At World’s Greatest Dog Show, Crufts
Young dog lovers from just 6 to 24 years old have spent the weekend competing with their dogs in Young Kennel Club (YKC) Agility and Grooming Crufts qualifiers at London’s biggest dog event, Eukanuba Discover Dogs. Click to read more.
Agility Stars Of The Future Compete At Eukanuba Discover Dogs Final
The rising stars of the agility world took part in the prestigious Kennel Club Starters Cup Agility finals at London’s biggest dog event, Eukanuba Discover Dogs. Click to find out the winners.
Kennel Club Announces Agility Team GB Squad For 2017
The Kennel Club has announced the names of the Agility competitors who will be part of the Agility Team GB Squad in 2017. Click here to find out more.
Agility Stars Qualify For Olympia Agility Stakes
This year’s finalists of the prestigious Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes finals have been announced. Click here to find out more.
Kennel Club Announces YKC Agility Team GB Coaching And Support Members
The Kennel Club has announced its coaching and support team members for the Young Kennel Club (YKC) Agility Team GB squad for the Junior European Open held in Luxembourg in July 2017. Click to learn more.
Agenda for Agility Liaison Council Meeting on 19 January 2017
The agenda for the Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council meeting, due to be held on 19th January 2017, has been released. Learn more.
Agility Team GB Performance Weekend Announced
The Kennel Club has announced the date and judge for the Agility Team GB Squad Performance Weekend. Click to learn more.
Young Kennel Club - Squad Day
The Young Kennel Club Team GB first try out day was held on 4th December 2016 at Nottingham Trent University. For the first time the try out day was being held alongside the Team GB Agility Squad, providing a lot of atmosphere for all of the competitors. Read more.
Interview with Olympia Judge - Lee Gibson
The Kennel Club chats with Olympia Judge Lee Gibson to talk about his experience in Agility and provides some tips for anyone wanting to start in Agility. Learn more.
Olympia 2016
New Kennel Club Olympia Agility Manager Laura Richardson writes about the spectacular day out at Olympia 2016 for the Agility competition. Read more.
Kennel Club Releases Agility Measuring Video
The Kennel Club has released a short video explaining the process of having a dog measured to compete at agility shows. Read more.
YKC Agility Team GB Announced For European Open Junior Championships 2017
The Kennel Club has announced the members of the agility teams who will represent Young Kennel Club (YKC) Agility Team GB at the European Open Junior Agility Championships in Luxembourg from 13th - 16th July 2017. Read more.
Entries Now Open For Top Agility Festival
Online entry is now open to UK competitors for the Kennel Club International Agility Festival, the world’s largest agility festival for dogs and their owners.
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