Letchworth DTC Agility Email News: Kennel Club Measuring

 
From: "Letchworth DTC Agility Email News" <webmaster@letchworthdtc.org.uk>
Subject: Letchworth DTC Agility Email News: Kennel Club Measuring
Date: February 28th 2019

Kennel Club Measuring

19th March

There will be Kennel Club Measuring at our training venue on 19th March. Please add your name to the list at the club.

The measurers will be Phyl Spencer and Donna Lewis. If your dog is having its second (or third) measure, please check that neither of them measured your dog previously.

Competing

Registering your dog for Kennel Club competitions

In order to compete at a Kennel Club agility show, your dog must be registered with the Kennel Club; either on the Breed Register if it is a pedigree dog, or on the Activity Register if it is a crossbreed or a non-pedigree dog.

To register your dog on the Activity Register, apply online or print out and complete Form 5 (link below). The registration fee is £15. The Kennel Club will send you an Activity Registration Certificate - this will include your chosen KC name for your dog and the dog's KC number.

Form 5 - Registration of a Dog on the Activity Register

Measuring

Dogs competing at Small and Medium heights must be measured prior to competing. If you compete at Large height it is not necessary to have the dog measured. Dogs who will compete at Intermediate height, when it is introduced in 2020, should be measured during 2019.

The measurer will first scan your dog's microchip. The dog is then measured at the withers (highest point between the shoulder blades) using metal hoops. If the base of the hoop is off the ground, the dog is over that height measure. The measuring result is recorded in the dog's Agility Record Book and also with the Kennel Club.

You will need:

  • an Agility Record Book (price £1.50) - these are available at measuring sessions and can also be ordered online from The Kennel Club Shop
  • a note of your dog's KC name, KC number and microchip number (actual registration document is not necessary) - these should be entered into your Agility Record Book
  • the measuring fee of £4

Dogs must be at least 15 months of age to be measured.

The current (2019) heights are:
Large: 650mm height hurdles for dogs measuring over 430mm at the withers. Lower Height Option (LHO) of 550mm height hurdles (also called "standard").
Medium: 450mm height hurdles for dogs measuring over 350mm and measuring 430mm or under at the withers. LHO of 350mm height hurdles.
Small: 350mm height hurdles for dogs measuring 350mm or under at the withers. LHO of 250mm height hurdles (also called "micro").

The hurdle heights will change from 1st January 2020 to:
Large: 600mm height hurdles for dogs measuring over 500mm at the withers.
Intermediate: 500mm height hurdles for dogs measuring over 430mm and measuring 500mm or under at the withers.
Medium: 400mm height hurdles for dogs measuring over 350mm and measuring 430mm or under at the withers.

Small: 300mm height hurdles for dogs measuring 350mm or under at the withers.

Intermediate Height Category

Dogs who will compete at the new Intermediate height in 2020 must be measured during 2019. Any dog measured into Intermediate before 1st January 2020 may continue to compete in Large until 1st January 2020.

If any dog competes in Large from 1st January 2020, it will not have the option to be measured into Intermediate in the future.

The Lower Height Option categories will remain available until 1st January 2020.

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