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Agenda for the Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council Meeting 18th January 2018

There are lots of items of interest on the agenda this time. Jump heights are up for discussion.  Could the dog walk be lowered?  The main agenda opens with the link above and all the annexes open in separate pdf documents below.

Annex A - Issues Reported in Incident Books data 2017
Annex B - Report of Judges Trainers Meeting 
Annex F - Grading Panel  - Options paper version 2
Annex G - Report on Progress of the Judges Group January 2018
Annex H - KC Height Specification Panel Discussion Item
Annex J - IAF Update
Annex K - Agility Team GB Performances

 

Minutes of the Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council meetings

Latest minutes are for the meeting held on 13th July 2017.  

Useful Kennel Club Links

Kennel Club home page 

The Kennel Club Agility Pages

The Kennel Club has it's own agility section where you can find all sorts of useful information plus a show diary.  The diary is in pdf format and it includes everything, not just agility.

General Regulations for Agility Competitions 2017 (The H regulations)

The regulations can be downloaded or they can be bought here for £1.50 including p&p.  (£1.35 for affiliates)

Find a club

Find a club near you that covers your dog activities, agility, flyball, rally etc.

Kennel Club Show Diary

Find out which Kennel Club shows are being held anywhere in the country.  (Doesn't include schedules)

Registering a dog on the activity register

Before you can compete at a Kennel Club show you need to register your dog with the Kennel Club.  If the dog is not on the KC breed register then you can register online or download the form here.

The Activity Register is open to all dogs, pedigree or crossbreed, and provides the opportunity for you and your dog to compete in fun activities such as Agility, Flyball, Heelwork to Music, Obedience and Working Trials.

A dog that is only registered on the activity register is not eligible to compete in Field Trials, Gundog Working Tests, Bloodhound Trials or Breed Shows.

 

Rules for Agility Dog Names

The Kennel Club rules for naming dogs to be entered on the Activity Register.
 

Measuring

Measuring - before you compete for the first time at  Kennel Club show you dog must be officially measured by two registered measurers.  Failure to do so will mean that your results are invalid and that you may be fined by the Kennel Club.  Here's all the information you need on measuring plus a booklet to download that gives the official measuring guidelines. 
 

Progression

When you compete at Kennel Club shows you gain points for clear rounds and places.  If you have one or more  wins you may have to progress to the next grade.  Progression is clearly explained on the Kennel Club pages, however,  the rules can be confusing sometimes.  If you're in any doubt you can contact the Kennel Club and they will do their best to help you.
 

The Agility Warrant
When you get clear rounds and places with clear rounds in a standard class your dog can earn points towards an agility warrant.  Find out how your dog can get letters after his name and how many points you need.
 

Minutes of the Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council meetings

These are the latest minutes available.  There are lots of items of interest in these minutes both in the proposals and in the discussion items. 
 

Minutes of the Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council held on 13th July 2017

13th July 2017 - Minutes
13th July 2017 - Agenda
Annex A - Kennel Club Pre Application Decision 
Annex B - Issues Reported In Incident Books
Annex C - Report On JWP
Annex E - Equipment Panel Report
Annex F - ALC Grading Review Paper
Annex J - Agility Competitors Code of Conduct
Annex K - International Agility Festival 2016 Report
Annex L - Five Year Strategy
 

Minutes of the Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council held on 19th January 2017

19th January 2017 - Minutes
19th January 2017 - Agenda 
Annex A - Press Release RE Incident Book
Annex B - JWP Report To The KC Liaison Council
Annex C - Equipment Panel January 2017 Report  
Annex D - Grading Panel Paper 
Annex E - External show Management Comapnies
Annex F - Kennel Club International Agility Festival Report
Annex G - Agility Team GB Performance 
Annex H - Five Year Strategy  
 

Minutes of the Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council held on 14th July 2016

14th July 2016- Minutes 
Annex A - AHWSG Progress Report 
Annex B - Guidelines for Owners and Handlers with Dogs Taking Part in Canine Activities
Annex C - ASC JWP report for ALC
Annex D - The Equipment Panel Remit
Annex E - Five year strategy
Annex F - International Agility Festival 2016

 

Minutes of the Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council held on 21st January 2016

Annex C - Collapsible tunnel - supporting evidence

Annex D - Five year strategy

Annex E - Judges Working Party

Annex F - Report on European Open Germany 2015 and FCI World Championships Italy 2015

Annex G - Kennel Club International Agility Festival Report

 

Minutes of the Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council held on 13th July 2015

 

The Minutes of  the Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council meeting held on 22nd January 2015

There were a number of interesting proposals put forward at this meeting including a proposal for a fourth height for the smaller large dogs.  The decision has been deferred until further research has been carried out.  Further information on the fourth height can be found here.

Links to all the annexes can be found on the Kennel Club website
 

The Minutes of  the Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council meeting held on 17th July 2014

The minutes contain changes to regulations, new proposals and a report from Mr S Croxford on the progress of the Activities Health and Welfare Sub-Group following a meeting on 21 March 2014.  The report concentrates mainly on jump spacings. The research presented to the Council had originated as a result of discussions regarding the way in which dogs actually jumped, and whether they would jump differently at different heights.  Unfortunately there are no conclusions on jump heights and further research is needed.

 

Minutes of the Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council meeting held 22nd January 2014

Matters arising
Regulation Changes
Activities Health and Welfare Sub-Group
International Agility Teams
Proposed Amendment of Regulation H18.a. (Approval of Judges)
Agility Equipment Specifications
Securing the Pipe Tunnel – Dog Activities Health and Welfare Sub-Group
Five year strategy
Proposals from individuals
Discussion Items
Standard Class Equipment – Mr M Bacon
Training in the Ring for Lower Grades – Mrs P Elms
Eligibility for Grades 1-3 – Mr C Huckle
INTERNATIONAL AGILITY FESTIVAL
JUDGES’ WORKING PARTY (WTOA)
Any other Business
Public Criticism of Judges
Kennel Club Disciplinary Procedure
Agility Measuring Review Update
Regulation H(1)10.g. (Competing)

Annex A - Note to the Agility Liaison Council (DHG) Activities Health & Welfare Sub-Group

Annex B - Report from Judges Working Party to Agility Liaison Council 

 

Minutes of the Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council meeting held June 2013

Matters arising and results of recommendations

Amendment of Regulation H(1)4.b. (Marked Running Orders Championship Class),
Amendment of Regulation H18.a. (Approval of Judges),
Measuring Queries – Review of the number of measurers for each area of the UK,
Agility Liaison Council – South East & East Anglia Region – Additional Representative,
Calculating Accurate Course Times,
Dog Activities Health and Welfare Sub-Group,
Preventing Dog Conflicts in Agility,
Show Management – Agility Equipment, Proposed Amendments of Regulation H(1)(B)3.n. (See-Saw) and Regulation H(1)(B)3.o. (Dog Walk),
Addition to Regulation H(1)(B)3.n. (See-Saw),
Cancelled Show Refunds,
Start/Finish – Positioning of Electronic Timing Gates,
Regulation H(1)10.g. (Competing),
Regulation H(1)(B)5.a.(13) (Marking),
five year strategy.

Proposals

Proposed Amendment of Regulation H(1)10.c [Entries from competitors]

Discussion items 

Securing the Pipe Tunnel – Dog Activities Health and Welfare Sub-Group,
International Agility festival,
Judges working party

 

Minutes of the Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council meeting held January 2013

Matters arising and results of recommendations 

Calculating Accurate Course Times,
International Agility Teams,
Agility Listed Status, Dog Activities
Health and Welfare Sub-Group,
Preventing Conflicts in Agility,
Design Changes to Agility Equipment,
Five year strategy.

Proposals

Proposed Amendment of Regulation H(1)(B)3.n. (See-Saw),
Proposed Amendment of Regulation H(1)(B)3.a. (Hurdle),
Proposed Amendment of Regulation H(1)4.b. (Marked Running Orders
Championship Class), Proposed Amendment of Regulation H18.a. (Approval of Judges),

Discussion items

Course Design – Positioning of Collapsible Tunnel,
Introduction of a Fourth Hurdle Height – Standard,
Course Design – Distances Between Obstacles – Option 1,
Course Design – Distances Between Obstacles – Option 2,
Cancelled Show Refunds. “Anysize” Classes, Start/Finish – Positioning of Electronic Timing Gates.

 

Minutes of the Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council meeting held June 2012

Tony Griffin (our regional rep) retired from the Council.  Thank you for being our rep for the last 18 years.  A good job well done.
I can't find these minutes on the KC website and so I have put them on an Agility Bits page.
 

Minutes of the Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council meeting held on 19th January 2012

These minutes include the progress with the discussions on the strategic direction for agility.