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Types of Agility

There are two main types of agility that you can compete in:

  1. Standard Agility

  2. Jumpers 

Standard Agility Classes

Standard Agility classes are offered in the following grades (listed from easiest to most difficult)

  1. Elementary (C, B & A)

  2. Starters

  3. Novice

  4. Intermediate

  5. Senior

Elementary – a simple course of 10 to 15 obstacles, which are the easiest for the dog to master • Starters - a reasonably simple course of 13 to 18 obstacles, which will always include a set of 12 weave poles (12 pole in a straight line which the dog must weave in and out of).

 

Novice - a slightly more complex course of 15 to 18 obstacles, including weave poles and “contact equipment” (raised obstacles which the dog must run over, touching the “contacts” (touch-points) at the entry and exit of the obstacle).

 

Intermediate - a complex course of 15 to 20 obstacles with additional obstacles being introduced at this level.

 

Senior - the most complex course, 15 to 25 obstacles with all equipment able to be used and many traps for handler and dog.

 

A dog may compete in two levels at a time. In order to compete in a higher level a dog must qualify out of each level through a combination of class wins, placings and/or Agility Dog qualifications. The top dogs and handlers compete at the Intermediate/Senior level. Success at Senior level will earn certificates towards the titles of Agility Champion and Agility Grand Champion.

Jumpers Classes

Standard Agility classes are offered in the following grades (listed from easiest to most difficult)

  1. Jumpers C

  2. Jumpers B

  3. Jumpers A

Jumpers C - a reasonably simple course of 15 to 18 obstacles, consisting only of jumping obstacles and tunnels.

 

Jumpers B - a slightly more complex course of 15 to 20 obstacles, again consisting only of jumping obstacles and tunnels.

 

Jumpers A - a complex course of 15 to 25 obstacles, again consisting only of jumping obstacles and tunnels though with additional jumping obstacles able to be introduced at this level.

Graduation between the Classes occurs by a combination of the following:

  • Gaining a specific number of clear rounds in an class; or,

  • Winning out (winning a specific number of times) with a clear round; or,

  • Winning out (winning a specific number of times) with a clear round plus having a number of points

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