What is an AGILITY TRIAL?
It is an athletic event that requires conditioning, concentration, training and teamwork. Dog and handlers negotiate an obstacle course racing against the clock. Some of the obstacles include various jumps, A-frame, dog walk, teeter, table, tire, closed and open tunnels, and weave poles. There are several classes offering increasing levels of difficulty. There are numerous venues that offer agility: American Kennel Club (AKC), Canine Performance Events (CPE), North American Dog Agility Council (NADAC), and United Kennel Club (UKC), to name a few. Go to the Flat-Coated Retriever Resource Page for links to their websites for additional information.
Kingsbridge Flat-Coated Retrievers and Agility
Kingsbridge dogs have earned many agility titles. Tralee earned AKC, CPE, UKC and NADAC titles. Currently Caris is competing at the Master level in AKC and Handfull in the Open level. In CPE, both Caris and Handfull are working at Level 5.