Derbyshire Dog Agility Club

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

Crufts Large Novice ABC Agility Stakes

Eligibility

This competition is a special agility competition open to all dogs excluding Border Collies, Working Sheepdogs and any of their crosses (i.e.: neither parent can be a Border Collie or Working Sheepdog). In the event of a dispute over the parentage of a dog, a decision will be left to the judge’s discretion.


Those dogs eligible to compete in competition for Large dogs are those measuring over 430 mm (1 foot 5 inches) at the withers.


Dogs should be eligible to compete at Grade 1 - 5 at the time of qualifying for the semi-final. Any subsequent wins gained by the dog will not alter its eligibility to compete in the semi-final or final.


Competition Rules

The competition will be held under Kennel Club rules and regulations for Agility and any handler entering the competition will be deemed to have agreed to abide by these rules and regulations. Standard rules will apply and all equipment used shall be of a standard size for that height category.


The semi-final will consist of one round of agility competition and one round of jumping competition; the top 10 dogs qualifying for Crufts will be those with the least combined faults in the fastest combined time calculated over the two rounds of the semi-final. If there is equality of faults and time, the agility round will take precedence.


The final will consist of one round of agility. The winner of the Crufts Large Novice ABC Agility Stakes will be the dog and handler with the least faults in the fastest time.


Qualifying 

There will be 10 qualifying shows throughout the year. The first 10 placed dogs in each heat will have the following points awarded:

1st place = 10 points, 2nd place = 9 points etc. down to 10th place = 1 point. Qualifying points will be awarded down to 10th even if the show does not award class places down to 10th.


If a qualified handler or dog is unable/unfit to attend the final, reserves will be taken from dog/s with the highest number of points from the heats which have/has not qualified.


The top twenty dogs, with the most points, will be invited to a semi-final at Discover Dogs 2018. A maximum of three representatives of any one breed will be invited to the semi-final. This decision will be at the organisers’ discretion. Discover Dogs will be held at Excel, London in 2018. Car parking will not be provided by the Kennel Club.


The first ten highest placed dogs at the semi-final will be invited to compete in the finals to be held at Crufts Dog Show, NEC Birmingham in March 2019.

Crufts Medium ABC Agility Stakes

Eligibility

This competition is a special agility competition open to all dogs excluding Border Collies, Working Sheepdogs and any of their crosses. (i.e.: neither parent can be a Border Collie or Working Sheepdog) In the event of a dispute over the parentage of a dog, a decision will be left to the judge’s discretion.


Those dogs eligible to compete in Medium dog competition are those measuring over 350 mm (1 foot 1¾ inches) and those measuring 430 mm (1 foot 5 inches) or under at the withers and eligible to compete in combined Grades 1 to 7 for Medium dogs.


This competition will be classified as combined Grades 1 to 7.


Competition Rules

The competition will be held under Kennel Club rules and regulations for Agility and any handler entering the competition will be deemed to have agreed to abide by these rules and regulations. Standard rules will apply and all equipment used shall be of a standard size for that height category.


The semi-final will consist of one round of agility competition and one round of jumping competition; the top 10 dogs qualifying for Crufts will be those with the least combined faults in the fastest combined time calculated over the two rounds of the semi-final. If there is equality of faults and time, the agility round will take precedence.


The final will consist of one round of agility. The winner of the Crufts Medium ABC Agility Stakes will be the dog and handler with the least faults in the fastest time.


Qualifying 

There will be 10 qualifying shows throughout the year. The first 10 placed dogs in each heat will have the following points awarded:

1st place = 10 points, 2nd place = 9 points etc. down to 10th place = 1 point. Qualifying points will be awarded down to 10th even if the show does not award class places down to 10th.


If a qualified handler or dog is unable/unfit to attend the final, reserves will be taken from dog/s with the highest number of points from the heats which have/has not qualified.


The top twenty dogs, with the most points, will be invited to a semi-final at Discover Dogs 2018. A maximum of three representatives of any one breed will be invited to the semi-final. This decision will be at the organisers’ discretion. Discover Dogs will be held at Excel, London in 2018. Car parking will not be provided by the Kennel Club.


The first ten highest placed dogs at the semi-final will be invited to compete in the finals to be held at Crufts Dog Show, NEC Birmingham in March 2019.

Discover Dogs Small / Mixi Pairs Challenge

This is a competition consisting of eight heats of jumping. The competition is open to small dogs, partnering either a medium dog or a large dog, and heats will be scheduled as a Special combined class for grades 1 to 7.


Eligibility

The competition is open to two dogs with separate handlers. One dog must be a small dog, 35cm or under at the withers, the partner can be either a medium dog, over 35cm but 43cm or under at the withers, or a large dog, over 43cm in height.


Handlers with more than one dog may enter in more than one pair. However, they may only qualify a maximum of two dogs for the final. No surrogate handlers will be allowed in the final.


Should a qualified dog or handler within a pair be unable/unfit to enter the final, that pair will not be able to compete. Their place in the final will be offered to the next available pair with the highest points who have not qualified.


Competition Rules

The competition will be held under Kennel Club rules and regulations for Agility and any handler entering the competition will be deemed to have agreed to abide by these rules and regulations. Standard rules will apply and all equipment used shall be of a standard size set at the maximum height for each category.


This is a relay competition with a baton change taking place either in a box or behind a line at the judges’ discretion.


No part of the next dog/handler must be over the start line at the change over; failure to observe this will incur a penalty of twenty faults.


An elimination will incur a penalty of 100 faults, should a dropped baton will incur a penalty of 20 faults. A team member may only be eliminated once during a round.

The competition will involve a change of height of the obstacles being jumped by the medium/large dogs at one stage during the class. The judge will decide which height of dog to start with and will announce the change of height when relevant. It is the competitors’ responsibility to be available accordingly. The course will be walked by everyone before the beginning of the class.


The final will consist of two rounds of jumping competition. The winners of the Discover Dogs Small / Mixi Pairs will be the pair with the least combined faults in the fastest combined time calculated over the two rounds of the final. Discover Dogs will be held at Excel, London in 2018. Car parking will not be provided by the Kennel Club.


Qualifying

Points will be awarded to the specific pair (consisting of two handlers with their dogs) which competes at the heat. Points are not transferable between different pair combinations.


Pairs will score 15 points for 1st place down to 1 point for 15th place. Points will be accumulated over all eight heats and the 15 pairs with the most points will go through to the final at Discover Dogs 2018.

Kennel Club Olympia Large Novice Agility Stakes

This competition will be classified as combined Grades 3, 4 and 5 and judged under the Kennel Club Regulations for standard classes.


Dogs should be eligible to enter a Grade 3, 4 or 5 class at the time of qualifying for the Quarter-Final. Any subsequent wins gained by the dog will not alter its eligibility to compete in the Quarter-Final, Semi-Final or Final.


Competitors may enter more than one dog in a heat. Competitors may qualify more than one dog for the Quarter-Finals and also the Semi-Final at Olympia, however only the competitor’s highest placed dog at the Semi-Final will qualify for the Olympia Grand Final.


Once a dog has qualified for the Quarter-Final, further heats may be entered for competition although any placings in these further heats will not affect the dog’s eligibility for the Quarter-Final/Semi-Final.


The first five previously unqualified placed dogs from each heat will go forward to the Quarter-Finals at the Kennel Club International Agility Festival held annually in August, if the heat is split then three dogs will be taken from each part. The first twenty dogs from this Quarter-Final will qualify for the Semi-Final at the London Olympia Christmas International Horse Show.


The 20 dogs who qualify for Olympia will compete in a Semi-Final at Olympia. The top ten highest placed dogs in the Semi-Final will qualify for the evening Grand Final at Olympia (subject to the above).


Those dogs eligible to compete in Novice Large Dog Agility competitions are those measuring over 430 mm (1 foot 5 inches) at the withers.

Crufts All Heights YKC Junior Jumping

The competition is open to all YKC members only, aged 6 years and up to, but not including 18th birthday handling any Kennel Club registered dog. There are six classes divided by age of member and size of dog as listed below:


Under 12 (Handlers 6 years and up to, but not including 12th birthday) - Large Dogs, Medium Dogs and Small Dogs


12 Years and Over (Handlers 12 years and up to, but not including 18th birthday) - Large Dogs, Medium Dogs and Small Dogs


Please enter the class age category you will be on the day of the qualifier. If you should move into the next age range after you have already qualified, the YKC will invite you into the correct age group at Crufts.


The YKC method for Crufts qualification is a points based system as follows:

1st Place = 30 points;

2nd Place = 15 points;

3rd Place = 10 points.


If a member and dog combination accumulate 30 points or more, they will qualify for Crufts. If a member gains 30 or more points with multiple dogs, they may only compete with one dog at Crufts, but they will have the option to choose from any of the dogs they have 30 or more points with. All points are reset to 0 on 1st January each year.


Members must ensure that their fees to the Young Kennel Club (YKC) are up to date and fully paid in order to enter any Young Kennel Club class. If you enter or compete in a Crufts qualifier and you have not previously paid your membership fee then any award will not count towards qualification for Crufts. Proof of membership fee payment will be required in order for an award to be accepted and confirmed as a Crufts qualification

The Blenheim Palace Large Dog Agility Stakes

The Blenheim Palace Large Dog Agility Stakes is open to Large Dogs (Full Height only) Grades 1-7.

There are five qualifying heats at various shows around the country, with the Final, judged by Mr Charlie Wyatt, being held at SsangYong Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials on Friday 14th September 2018.


The top three previously unqualified dogs from each heat, (apart from if the heats have to be split, see below), will qualify for the Final comprising of a minimum of 15 and maximum of 20 dogs.


The final will consist of one round of Agility which will be judged under the appropriate Kennel Club Regulations H & H(1) in force at the time of the event.


  1. Competitors entering any of the Heats will be deemed to have agreed to abide by KC Rules as specified above.
  2. All heats must take place at Kennel Club licensed shows and the class name in the schedule should replicate exactly the name of the competition as stated in these rules.
  3. If the entry for the heat exceeds 400 the class must be split into two equal parts, with the top 2 previously unqualified placed dogs from each part going through to the final. If the entry exceeds 600 the class must be split into three equal parts, with the highest placed previously unqualified dog in each part going through to the final.
  4. Rosettes and trophies remain unchanged if the heat is split and will be given for each part.
  5. Handlers may enter more than one dog in the competition and may qualify more than one dog for the final event.
  6. Qualifiers may enter further heats for competition, providing they are eligible. Handlers who gain a qualifying place in a heat with a previously qualified dog should inform the Show Secretary on the date of the show of this fact.
  7. In the event of a dog and/or handler being unable to compete in the Final due to unavailability, illness or injury the reserves from that heat will be called up in numerical order.
  8. Rosettes will be provided to 20th place, and trophies to 3rd.

Adams Derby

Finals to be held at the Adams Agility show at the end of July 2019.


1. This class will be judged under the appropriate Kennel Club rules in force at the time of the competition, and all competitors entering the class will be deemed to have agreed to abide by the rules of the Kennel Club and the specific regulations governing this class.

2. The competition is open to Kennel Club registered dogs eligible to compete at Large height, (Full height only) Grades 1-4 and 5-7 (separate qualifiers and final).

3. Handlers may enter more than one dog in the competition and may qualify more than one dog for the final event.

4. Qualifiers may enter further heats for competition, providing they are eligible. Handlers who gain a qualifying place in a heat with a previously qualified dog should inform the Show Secretary on the date of the show of this fact.

5. The first 2 highest placed dogs who have not already qualified will be invited to compete in the final. Reserves will be taken as appropriate

6. If a dog has qualified for the 1-4 Final and then later qualifies for the 5-7 Final, the qualification for the 1-4 Final will be void and a reserve dog from that qualifier will be called up.

7. In the event of a dog being unable to compete in the final due to unavailability, illness or injury the reserves from that heat will be called up in numerical order.

8. In the event of a handler being unable to compete in a heat due to illness or injury a substitute handler for the qualifying dog will be allowed to run the dog.

9. The first section of the competition will contain the following pieces of equipment: A Frame, Dogwalk, Seesaw, a rising Spread Jump and a Long Jump. The placement of these obstacles is at the Judge’s discretion.

10. The first section is un-timed and dogs must successfully complete this section without faults before proceeding to the second section of the competition. Dogs with faults will not be allowed to proceed to the second section.

11. The second section of the course is to be set as a fast flowing speed course which is timed and will contain no more than fourteen but no less than twelve single pole hurdles (individual hurdles may be negotiated more than once, within the numbers allowed), plus a set of twelve weaves. The placement of these obstacles is at the Judge’s discretion.

12. Handlers are not allowed to touch their dogs between the separate elements of the first section but may touch their dogs between the first and second sections of the competition.

13. The object of the competition is to complete the control section of the class successfully before competing, against the clock, on a jumping course.

The winner and subsequent places will be decided on the fastest time with least faults over the second section of the course.

14. Rosettes will be provided to 10th place, trophies to 3rd place

Adams Dinky Derby

Finals to be held at the Adams Agility show at the end of July 2019


1. This class must be judged under the appropriate Kennel Club rules in force at the time of the competition, and all competitors entering the class will be deemed to have agreed to abide by the rules of the Kennel Club and the specific regulations governing this class

2.. The competition is open to Kennel Club registered dogs eligible to compete at Medium and Small height, heights will be set at 450mm for Medium dogs and 350mm for Small dogs, the class is open to dogs competing at grades

1-7 at Full Height only.

3. Handlers may enter more than one dog in the competition and may qualify more than one dog for the final event.

4. Qualifiers may enter further heats for competition, providing they are eligible. Handlers who gain a qualifying place in a heat with a previously qualified dog should inform the Show Secretary on the date of the show of this fact.

5. The first 2 highest placed dogs who have not already qualified will be invited to compete in the final. Reserves will be taken as appropriate

6. In the event of a dog being unable to compete in the final due to unavailability, illness or injury the reserves from that heat will be called up in numerical order.

7. In the event of a handler being unable to compete in a heat due to illness or injury a substitute handler for the qualifying dog will be allowed to run the dog.

8. The first section of the competition will contain the following pieces of equipment: A Frame, Dogwalk, Seesaw, a rising Spread Jump and a Long Jump. The placement of these obstacles is at the Judge’s discretion.

9. The first section is un-timed and dogs must successfully complete this section without faults before proceeding to the second section of the competition. Dogs with faults will not be allowed to proceed to the second section.

10. The second section of the course is to be set as a fast flowing speed course which is timed and will contain no more than fourteen but no less than twelve single pole hurdles plus a set of twelve weaves. The placement of these obstacles is at the Judge’s discretion.

11. Handlers are not allowed to touch their dogs between the separate elements of the first section but may touch their dogs between the first and second sections of the competition.

12. The object of the competition is to complete the control section of the class successfully before competing, against the clock, on a jumping course.

The winner and subsequent places will be decided on the fastest time with least faults over the second section of the course.

13. Rosettes will be provided to 5th place, trophies to 2nd place.