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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Around the dog agility blog-o-sphere!

The official set of dvds from the recent FCI World Championships is available for purchase. We understand that it contains 6 discs with 12 hours of agility, and the cost is 25 euros + shipping. It can be purchased via the FCI website.

The DVD contains the following:
DVD 1: opening ceremony, agility and jumping large for teams (top 10);
DVD2: jumping and agility for small and medium team (top 5)
DVD 3: jumping and agility individual small for all the competitors
DVD 4: jumping and agility individual medium for all the competitors
DVD 5-6: Individual jumping and agility large for all the competitors, prizes and closing ceremony.

Found this very interesting from Susan Garrett's blog...Helen King on Structure Evaluation. Definitely worth a read.

My friend Penny and her Mom have been having some fun with homemade toys. Love this little video of a toy she made with a half gallon jug. Read more of the post and see the links to Fun-With-Dogs, the German site devoted to enhancing human-canine interaction that we've shared in the past.


Although I haven't seen any news from the AKC about this, we've been hearing a lot about handlers that formerly applied for an AKC ILP (Indefinite Listing Privilege) and were rejected are now automatically being signed up by the AKC for the PAL program, so that their 'mixed' breed dog can compete in companion events should hey choose to in the future.

Also, 2010 AKC National Agility Championship competition changes have recently been announced. According to the info on the AKC website:
  • Large dogs wishing to apply their Saturday and Sunday qualifying scores from the Nationals towards the AKC 2010 Agility World Team Tryouts must compete in the 26” jump height class.
  • All dogs must compete in their measured jump height class or in the 26” jump height class.
  • A minimum of 6 dogs will advance in each jump height class to the Finals round regardless of how many dogs were competing at the jump height.
  • The National Agility Championship Titles will only be awarded to final round winners with a score of 100.
  • There will be a 4” jump height class during Friday’s International State Team Tournament competition.
The 2010 AKC National Agility Championship will be held March 26 - March 28, 2010 at the Ford Truck Arena and Mustang Arena at Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Read more...

Website is live for the IFCS World Agility Championships, scheduled for May 14th – 16th, 2010. The 5th IFCS World Agility Championships 2010 will be held at the Hand Equestrian Centre, Clevedon, North Somerset, United Kingdom.


The biggest news coming out of Cynosport this year is Roving Reporter Rickie Roo. Yes, Roo is a dog...interviewing other dogs at the USDAA World Championships. You can read his interviews in the news section of the USDAA website. What's up with that? A dog interviewing another dog? Is that a trend happening? BOL!!

Ok, seriously. Cynosport gets underway tomorrow.

Lots of events going on including: Agility, Flyball, Dock Jumping, Exhibitions and more.


Here's the Tentative Activity Schedule:

Wednesday - 1:00pm to 5:00pm only
  • Dog Agility (single class - afternoon only)
  • Dock Jumping
Thursday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Dog Agility (multiple rings)
  • Dock Jumping
  • Vendor Exposition
Friday - 9:00am to 5:00pm & 6:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Dog Agility (multiple rings)
  • Dock Jumping
  • Flying Disc
  • Canine Dance Seminars & Exhibitions
  • Lure Coursing
  • Herding Instinct Test & Exhibitions
  • Doggie Do-Right "Try Agility" Ring
  • Flyball
  • Vendor Exposition
  • Featured Event
  • Evening - Performance Grand Prix Championships(6:30pm to 8:00pm)
Saturday - 9:00am to 5:00pm & 6:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Dog Agility (multiple rings)
  • Dock Jumping
  • Flying Disc Exhibitions & Seminar
  • Canine Dance Seminars & Exhibitions
  • Lure Coursing
  • Herding Instinct Test & Exhibitions
  • Doggie Do-Right "Try Agility" Ring
  • Flyball
  • Vendor Exposition
  • Evening - $10,000 Dog Agility Steeplechase® Championship Finals - (6:30pm-8:30pm),& Performance Speed Jumping & Junior Handler Spotlight
Sunday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Dock Jumping**
  • Flying Disc Exhibitions & Seminar**
  • Canine Dance Seminars** & Exhibitions
  • Lure Coursing**
  • Herding Instinct Test** & Exhibitions
  • Doggie Do-Right "Try Agility" Ring**
  • Flyball
  • Vendor Exposition
  • Evening - Finals for Grand Prix of Dog Agility® World Championships (2:00pm)
  • USDAA® Dog Agility Masters® Three-Dog Team Championships & Performance Versatility Pairs (10:00am-12:00pm)
  • Cynosport® World Flyball Championships (4:00pm)
  • Cynosport® World Dock Jumping Championship (To be determined)
We expect results to be posted in the News Section of the USDAA Website.

USDAA video from Cynosport:

According to the USDAA there will be free live stream from this years agility events. They are testing a new interface and it will be installed on the website the near beginning of Cynosport week. Sooo...you may want to go out and pick up a Custom usb drive, just in case :)

Here's what else they say..."Subscribers to USDAA.com will have free live stream available. Due to storage and other associated costs, there will be a charge for on-demand viewing. For everyone else, there will be a nominal charge per event or for the package, which will include 30 day on-demand viewing following the event. Details are expected to be posted on Wednesday, November 11th.

Visit the USDAA website for more information, or click here for the direct link to video. (Hmmm...that video link doesn't seem to be working at the moment, but we believe that will be the link once things get rolling. If not, click here, and then look for the word video, and click.)

And we'll leave you with....Autumn Tricks from Silvia Trkman.

5 comments:

  1. Hi Johann! I was just thinking today, "I wonder if Johann will do one of his around the agility blog-o-spheres to let us know about the USDAA Nationals?" and you did! Thanks for the links and the info! Also we loved Penny's mom's milk jug idea! Very cute and fun!

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  2. Glad you liked the toy! Have you noticed that Clean Run are doing another offer of free world-side shipping? I'm buying two Nona Ottosson toys!!

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  3. we are updating as much as we can with usdaa nationals results and coursemaps. check our facebook and twitter accounts under doghousearts!

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  4. I applied for an ILP for Tika several years ago & was turned down. Haven't heard anything from AKC this time around about offering to allow me to let my inferior dog compete--

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  5. Never let you down Ricky :)

    Thanks for sharing the toy Penny.

    Ellen - I was wondering if they are going from the most recent submissions backwards, because I've read it seems to be going in phases, or wondering if there is some type of cut off, one year, two years...Guess time will tell.

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