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Dog agility is an action–packed and hugely exciting sport for you and your dog. It involves loads of obstacles for your dog (not you!) to run through, jump over, and weave in and out of – and all against the clock! Not only does Agility test your dog’s fitness, you can also show off your skills as a handler, directing your dog around the agility course. If you have already been competing this year, you can click on the compete button below to see the year's YKC show results!
Scroll down to the bottom of the page to view the rules for YKC competitions or click on the above button.
The YKC offer lots of different competitions in agility for members to compete in at our ring at Crufts. Some of the classes have qualifiers whereas others require members to gain points an standard Kennel Club licensced shows. The whole point of the YKC classes is to allow certain age ranges to compete against on another (6-11 ; 12-17 ; 18-24), which should level the playing field, as well as allowing members to make friends their own age.
The classes below have specific qualifiers at various Kennel Club licensed shows throughout the year.
Agility dog of the year is for members between the ages of 6-17 years and their dogs. Members compete in their own divisions for under and over 12 years, small, medium and large dogs and try to complete an agility course in the fastest time at a Young Kennel Club qualifying class.
The courses in this competition do not contain an “A” ramp, seesaw or dog walk. Open to members between the ages of 6-17 years and their dogs. Members compete in their own age divisions for under 12 and 12 years and over, and also only against their dog height: small, medium and large.
Create your own team consisting of 5 handlers to take turns in completing an agility course. The best 4 team members scores are added together, team with the lowest combined faults with the fastest combined time wins! This is a qualifier competition for our final in the YKC ring at Crufts.
The following classes have a final in our YKC ring at Crufts. To get there, you must collect points at standard Kennel Club shows and submit them to us before the 1st of December each year. The 20 handlers with the most points qualify for the final.
If you have a small, medium or large dog, you can send in your agility record book points (available from the online shop) to try and qualify for the different finals at Crufts. All record books must be sent in before 1st December each year along with the below application form.
If you are 18-24 years, you can send in your agility record book points (available from the online shop) to try and qualify for the senior agility Crufts final. All record books must be sent in before 1st December each year along with the below application form.
If you are 18-24 years, you can send in your jumping record book points to try and qualify for the Crufts final. All record books must be sent in before 1st December each year along with the below application form.
It's a good idea read the Young Kennel Club Agility & Jumping rules before taking part in any YKC competitions.
The YKC also create an agility team to compete internationally as part of Team GB at the European Open Juniors event held annually. Each year there is a different host nation, with 2018's competition being held in Holland. If you want to know more about how to apply, click on the button below.