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
There are some useful FAQs on the new regulations coming into force in
January 2019 and January 2020.
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
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.
Minutes of the Kennel
Club Agility Liaison Council meetings
Council meeting: 17th January 2019
July 2018 Agenda
July 2018 minutes
Useful Kennel Club Links
Kennel Club home
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
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,
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
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 - 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.
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
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