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Letchworth DTC Premier Agility Show

30th August – 1st September

The closing date for entries is this Friday 19th July.

There will be an envelope at the club this evening to collect any entries handed in.

Those helping at the show get 1 dog’s entries free and free camping.

Please see http://www.letchworthdtc.org.uk/agil_shows.htm for further details.

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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.

For further information about competing and getting your dog measured for Kennel Club competitions, see this blog post.

Agility: Competing

Registering your dog for KC 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 your dog is a pedigree dog, or 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.

You will need:

  • an Agility Record Book (price £1.50) – these are available at measuring sessions and can also be ordered 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 filled in 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.

New dogs competing from 1st January 2020 will be required to undergo the measurement process to determine in what height to compete.

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

Proposed Rule Changes AGM

There are proposals to change the following Club Rules detailed below. There will be a vote held on each of these proposals at the AGM (25th February at the Bird in Hand public house, Lower Stondon).


Current rule:

18. No bitches in season are allowed in the hall for training classes.

Proposed rule change (delete strikethrough):

18. No bitches in season are allowed in the hall for training classes.


Current rule:

26. The Society will make a list of members and their addresses available for inspection, if so requested by members of the Club or by the Kennel Club.

Proposed rule change (delete strikethrough section add starred section):

26. The Society will make a list of members and their addresses available for inspection, if so requested by members of the Club or by the Kennel Club *or law enforcement agencies*.

Annual General Meeting

7.30pm Monday 25th February 2019
Bird in Hand Pub, Bedford Road, Lower Stondon, Henlow, SG16 6DZ

Please see the letter below.

You must be a fully paid up member to vote at the AGM and have attended at least eight training sessions within the past year.

Items for the Agenda

If you would like a matter included in the AGM Agenda, please send it to the Secretary in writing, not later than 14 days prior to the AGM.

Nomination to the Committee

There are three positions vacant on the Committee along with the position of Treasurer. Three current Committee Members are standing for re-election along with the current Treasurer.

If you would be interested in being more actively involved in the club, one way is to join the Committee. The Committee holds meetings approximately five times a year and its members are involved in making decisions to promote and improve the Club.

To be nominated for a position on the Committee you must have been a member of the club for at least one year and have attended training sessions on a regular basis throughout the year.

If you would like to be nominated for a position on the Committee, please fill in a Nomination form (below), proposed and seconded, including the signature of the person proposed. Forms can be sent to the Club Secretary at the address at the top of the letter not later than 14 days prior to the AGM.


2019 AGM letter

Nomination form

2018 AGM Minutes