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DOGS SA State Agility Championships - June 11 to 13

The DOGS SA South Australian State Agility Championships are being held over the three days of the June long weekend at the home of the Southern Districts Kennel & Obedience Club.

The event will feature the best handler and dog teams from throughout South Australia and interstate competing for the state titles in agility, jumping, snooker, gamblers and strategic pairs. 

With over 400 entries for the 3-day event there will be plenty of action in a sport that involves handlers running courses with their dogs and directing them through jumps, tunnels, weaving poles and other obstacles in the order set by an accredited judge. 

As with equine show jumping, it’s the fastest clear round that wins. It is entertaining to watch and requires the handlers to be agile, quick-thinking and reasonably fit and also have a good working relationship with their dog.

Competitors vary in age but the majority of those involved in SA are women over the age of 40 who come from a range of backgrounds, working with a variety of dog breeds and sizes. 

Agility offers a sport for those who can no longer be involved in high intensity team sports such as netball, football, hockey or even other sports such as tennis, athletics or equestrian but want to stay healthy and fit competing at events throughout the year.

Training and competing in agility gives competitors a friendly, healthy environment to be involved in the local community as many get dogs as companions and weekly training encourages social engagement.

The 2022 State Agility Championships are being held at the grounds of the Southern Districts Kennel & Obedience Dog Club.

When: Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th & Monday 13th June 2022.

The competition will commence at 8:30am and continue until around 4:00pm each day.

Where: Wilfred Taylor Reserve, Cnr States and Wheatsheaf Roads, Morphett Vale, SA, 5162

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Photography Credit (all): Jenny Barnes - Dog Photography

MEDIA RELEASE, 18th May 2022

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