By Virginia Harry
Fiercely fought heats throughout the year culminated on 2nd July with the CSJ Highland Agility Challenge Final.
Held at the Scottish Game Fair, Scone Palace, Perthshire, dogs in all 3 height categories – Small, Medium and Large – competed in a preliminary round in the morning before the Grand Final in the afternoon.
The judge, Mark Bruce, designed 2 super courses. He comments, “The morning course ran well with competitors having to move to get their dogs round the back of obstacle 4. Round the back of 10 was a lot easier and the rest of the course was quite a blast and involved a lot of running for both competitors and judge!”
Preliminary Round Course Plan
Large Dog Results
Medium Dog Results
The CSJ Highland Agility Final
32 dogs competed in the final round. Judge Mark Bruce comments, “This course was much easier to judge. I wanted a fast, exciting crowd-pleaser. The only obstacle causing a few problems was 11. The crowds really enjoyed watching the very fast runs. The set-up was challenging. We had 30 minutes at 7.30am to set up the course, mark it out and take it down again until we were on at 10.45. Then we had 45 minutes to rebuild the course, walk it ,run all the dogs and remove it again and do it all over again for the afternoon’s final! I loved judging this event. It was great preparation for my first Champ judging appointment coming soon!”
Final Round Course Plan
Large dog results
Medium Dog Results
Tricia commented, “Well Jive is definitely on fire at the moment 🔥
Not only winning Champ this week making him Agility Champion he
also goes and wins the CSJ Highland Final….Huge thanks to CSJ for sponsoring this event. I just love it! It’s a great day out at the Scone Game Fair. So much to do! And we get to do some agility. A perfect day 😁 Thanks Lisa Duggan for all your hard work and continuing to organise this event. Loved the dinner plate sized rosettes from Norton Rosettes.”
Small Dog Results