About CKC Agility Team Canada
CKC Agility Team Canada promotes the sport of agility and the purebred dog by encouraging and providing the Canadian agility enthusiast an opportunity to compete in International competition. Agility Team Canada supports dedication to the sport, excellence in training and promotes positive, friendly relations between our teammates, our dogs, our sponsors and partners, and other agility organizations.
- Commitment to volunteerism and teamwork
- Sportsmanship at all times
- Respect our dogs, teammates, fellow competitors, agility organizations, and for our Canada
- Canadian pride and unity
Who is Agility Team Canada?
The Agility Team Canada is a non-profit, volunteer organization under the umbrella of the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC). Agility Team Canada chooses dog and handler teams to represent Canada at Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) events: the European Open (EO), the Americas and Caribbean Open (A&C) and the Agility World Championships (AWC). We also select teams to represent Canada at the Crufts International Invitational and at the American Kennel Club's Agility Invitational.
Who is Federation Cynologique Internationale?
The Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) is the parent body that governs and standardizes Kennel Clubs and purebred dogs around the world. The FCI World Agility Championships is host to the best agility dogs of each country's Kennel Club.
Why is Canada invited to FCI World Championships?
Most countries have a primary Kennel Club that is a member of the FCI. The FCI holds a World Agility Championship for their members each year. The Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), The American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Kennel Club of the United Kingdom (UK) are not members of the FCI. Therefore, in order for Canada and the other non-member countries to attend the FCI Agility World Championship, they must be invited.
Why does Canada enter the FCI World Championships?
- Increase awareness of CKC agility in Canada
- Increase the growth of agility in Canada
- Increase global awareness of Canadian agility
- Compete at an international level of competition
- Promote and preserve agility and the purebred dog
- Promote teamwork and sportsmanship
What dogs/handler teams are eligible for the Agility Team Canada?
- Any dog with a valid Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) registration number including Miscellaneous Class registered dogs are eligible to apply for the team. Note: Dogs with Performance Event Numbers (PEN) are not eligible to apply for AWC, but can apply to European Open and A&C Open Championships.
- Handlers must be members of the CKC in good standing for application to ALL ATC competitions.
- Handlers must be Canadian Residents.
- Dog/Handler teams must participate and support CKC Agility.
- A dog must earn both the AGX (Excellent Standard) and AGXJ (Excellent Jumpers) titles to be eligible for selection to the AWC. For EO and A&C, dogs must have earned an Intermediate/Advanced title in ANY CANADIAN AGILITY organization to be eligible for selection.
What is the Agility Team Canada selection process?
Official ATC Tryouts are held once a year, and the next dates are Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25, 2018. Each team runs five courses designed by an International level judge and is scored as outlined in the Tryout Entry. Invitations are sent by email to prospective team members by the Management Team. The CKC has final approval of the teams.
How do I get more information about applying for the Agility Team Canada?
For more detailed information, please contact Linda Barton, ATC Team Leader by email at email@example.com.
Mailing address for CKC ATC: c/o Deryl Drysdale, Treasurer, 429 Branchton Road, Branchton Ontario, N0B 1L0.