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New Leagues Announced

New for the 2014/2015 season

  • Lurcher League
  • Yellow Dogs League
  • ABCK League
  • Collie/Kelpie League
  • Paragility Dogs League

For more information please go to the leagues page and look at "Leagues Explained"

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Hi everyone
I just want to say what an honour it is to have taken over the reins of the BAA! We are thoroughly looking forward to putting on lots of shows and are constantly looking for new venues in new areas to enable everyone to find a show that isn't too far away!

We have a fabulous indoor venue in leicestershire for 2015 so checkout our winter show schedules!

XMAS SHOW CLOSING VERY SOON! Lots of fun courses with a special christmassy treat at lunchtime!


We run training classes in Coventry and are currently looking to set up some training classes in leicestershire! Please get in touch if you require any kind of training for you dog.

Hope to see you all out there on the show circuit!

Hayley

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"PROMOTIONS"

Don't forget to include your promotion on Agilitynet Website for your "Winning Out Certificates"

Promotion Application Form

Have You Gained Promotion on 1st October 2014 ?

Pink = Automatic Promotion

Green = Voluntary Promotion (if you are in the green section and you wish to be promoted you must apply using the promotions form by 1st October otherwise you remain at your original level for the season)

Dogs acheiving 2 wins Agility or 2 Wins Jumping may apply for promotion during the season

(please note if you choose to move up during the season you will be entered at a lower place in the higher league)

PROMOTION is via points gained within the league tables or two Agility or two Jumping wins during the season & Winners of British Open Championships & Finals.

The promotion tables are produced using the following guidelines:

Introductory to Primary: The top 10%. gaining at least: 100 points for Automatic promotion then The next 10% gaining at least 50 points for voluntary promotion, then the class winners are added into the Automatic section.

Primary to Novice: The top 10%. gaining at least: 200 points for Automatic promotion then The next 10% gaining at least 100 points for voluntary promotion, then the class winners are added into the Automatic section.

Novice to Graduate: The top 10%. gaining at least: 400 points for Automatic promotion then The next 10% gaining at least 200 points for voluntary promotion, then the class winners are added into the Automatic section.

Graduate to Masters: The top 10%. gaining at least: 800 points for Automatic promotion then The next 10% gaining at least 400 points for voluntary promotion, then the class winners are added into the Automatic section.

Please note: If your dog is Automatically or Voluntary promoted in one element & you wish to move up in both, then you may do so using the promotions form.

All the promotion tables have taken into account: Points & Wins

All automatic promotions will be completed for you.

If you wish to move up voluntarily please print off & complete the voluntary application form

All voluntary promotion needs to be resolved by 1st October 2014 otherwise dogs remain at their current level for the season.

PLEASE NOTE : PROMOTION APPLICATIONS VIA POST ONLY, PLEASE DO NOT SEND VIA EMAIL.

Don't forget to include your promotion on Agilitynet Website for your "Winning Out Certificates

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Negotiations are now finalised Hayley Laches of “Taming Canines DTC” and will take control of the BAA from 1st September 2014.
All the usual shows at Asfordby will continue & will be run by Hayley & her team.
Jumping Jacks (Redhill) will continue as usual under the BAA banner.
Hayley intends to continue with the BAA ethos & will make no changes except to improve on the care of dogs wellbeing in Agility, to continue to encourage & welcome dogs from all walks of life and impress on the importance of tolerance & respect for each others dogs personal space around the showground.
Hayley also intends to promote BAA around the country ensuring that competitors need not travel vast distances to attend a BAA show.

Thank you for supporting EMDAC & BAA over the past 12 years & we hope you continue to support & enjoy your BAA shows.

June Bass

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Research & Information Papers regarding jump heights have now been printed for BAA members to read at BAA shows,

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BAA are changing Jump & Dog Height requirements so that NO dog jumps
anything that is any higher than its own height measured to the withers
compulsory or no more than 1" voluntarily

Dogs under 13" = Micro = 9"
Dogs under 13" Have a choice Micro or Tiny = 11.5” (where available)
Dogs between 13" & 14" Have a choice Mini/Micro
Dogs Over 14" & up to 16" = Mini = 13.75"
Dogs Between 16" & 17" Have a choice Mini/Medium
Dogs over 17" & up to 20" = Medium = 17.75"
Dogs Between 20" & 21" have a choice Medium/Maxi
Dogs over 21" & up to 24" = Maxi = 21"
Dogs over 24" = Maxi Plus = 24"

NEW at EMDAC & Jumping Jacks shows in 2014 Dogs under 13" have a choice Micro 9" or Tiny = 11.5"

(all shows in 2015 may use this height)


This change ensures dogs competing Large KC are not forced into Mini BAA which would have been too much of a difference.
these heights will take effect from 1st April 2014 & trialled for a year, then a review will take place.


The weight to height ratios will remain the same.
The A Frame will remain at 5 feet to the apex for standard classes & 4 feet to the apex for Veterans.
Changes within the BAA are decided following "on the ground" studies, gathering of data & information from scientific studies & veterinarians that provides evidence jumping lower is beneficial for the dogs long-term well-being.

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NB: Due to a change within the BAA Junior entries can no longer be accepted for competition at the shows, all juniors must pre enter if they wish to run for competition. All NFC entries will continue providing classes are not already full


The British Agility Association are based near Melton Mowbray and hold agility competitions throughout the UK, with the emphasis on the long-term well-being of the dogs

Contact

Hayley - 07907 882 776

taming-canines@hotmail.co.uk