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Kennel Club rule changes from January 1st 2019 and January 1st 2020

The Kennel Club has announced the new rules to apply from January 2019.  It includes a lower dog walk and tougher criteria for moving up the grades.  If you have a new young dog and you're grade 3 you can start the dog in grade 2.  New jump heights will come in on 1st January 2020 and there will be a fourth measured height.

Rule Changes for 2019 and 2020 - Links

The press release can be found on the KC website.

There are some useful FAQs on the new regulations coming into force in January 2019 and January 2020. You can find them here

There is also an insert for your record books.  This is for people who want to get their dogs measured for the new intermediate height.  Measuring will need to be done before January 1st 2020.  If your dog measured into large at the first measure you'll need to get two different measurers to do the measurement for intermediate and you will need this insert.  You can find it here.  (This is a docx. file as on the KC website) 

I converted the file to pdf for those who need it in this format. New Insert(pdf)

Minutes

Minutes of the Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council meetings

Next Council meeting: 17th January 2019

July 2018 Agenda

July 2018 minutes  

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.