Derbyshire Dog Agility Club

Derbyshire Dog Agility Club (DDAC) are a Kennel Club registered Agility club founded in 1997.

Team Competitions

Derbyshire Dog Agility Club enter teams into various team competitions throughout the year primarily this tends to be the Crufts Team event but occasionally other team events are held.

All club members are eligible to run in one of our teams and no previous team experience is necessary. We field as many teams as possible in as many qualifiers as possible. It does not matter what grade you are, whether you are new to the club, new to agility or an old hand. It does not matter if you see yourself as a brilliant handler or as a not so brilliant one. We like to get as many people involved as possible.
The most prestigious of the team competitions are the Crufts Team qualifiers and we have had some success in getting to Crufts at all three heights.

The Medium team qualified six years in succession since the inauguration of the competition for medium teams in 2008, which is no mean feat, through to when they won the title in 2013. You can read all about that here.

The Large team has reached Crufts in 2007, 2009, 2010 and have now qualified for 2018, 

The Small team qualified in 2010 meaning all three teams were there that year.

Rules

This is a team relay event ran as a special combined class for grades 1 to 7 with a separate qualifying competition for each height category. There are eight heats for the Large height category and nine for the Small and Medium categories. It is only open to teams from Kennel Club registered clubs. The winners of each heat will be invited to Crufts to compete in the finals.


The qualifiers are as follows:-


May
Tunbridge Wells
Nottingham

June 

Wye Valley
Lansdown, Bristol

Lune Valley

July
Rugby
Agility Club, Newbury


August
Scottish KC

October
Wilton, Redcar

The final is held in March at Crufts, NEC, Birmingham