The CSJ Big Sporting Dog Quiz Of The Year Check your answers here…

 

Screenshot 2019-02-05 at 14.56.38Agility

By Steven Richardson

Q1). How many championship tickets do you need to become an agility champion?
A). 3 championship tickets

Q2). What faults are incurred for a pole being knocked down?
A). 5 faults are incurred

Q3). What is the highest grade you can get to in Kennel Club shows?
A). Grade 7

Canicross

By Ben Robinson

Q4).What is the (stretched) length of the most commonly used canicross bungee line?
A): 2metres.

By Ben Robinson

Q5). What age can dogs compete in canicross competiton?
A): 1 year old.

By Lucy Matthews

Q6). What is the standard race distance for canicross?
A): 5km

Flyball

By Sam Bawden

Q7). How long is a flyball lane from the line to the box?
A). 51 foot

Q8). What consists of a multi breed flyball team?
A). 3 or 4 recognised breeds and one cross breed permitted

Q9). What is the fastest team time recorded?
A). 14.74 Tails We Win

Gundogs

By Andy Cullen

Q10).What does HPR mean?
A) Hunt Point Retriever.
Q11). Name three types of working Spaniel?
A) English Springer Cocker Spaniel Clumber Spaniel
Q12). What is a blind retrieve?
A) A retrieve the dog is sent for but hasn’t seen

HTM

By Kath Hardman

Q13). Is a dog allowed to compete whilst on a lead in HTM or Freestyle?
A). NO. A dog must be off lead whilst competing.

Q14). In Heelwork To Music, how many official positions can the dog work in?
A). 8 on the left or right hand side of the handler, facing forward or backward, across the front or back of the handler

Q15). What are the allocated maximum marks to be obtained for each of the three categories which are judged in HRM and Freestyle?
A. Content and Flow, Accuracy and Team Performance and Musical Interpretation, eachallocated a maximum of 10 marks

Obedience

By Jeannie Gee

Q16). What side does a dog usually do heelwork on in competitive obedience?
A: Left

By Mary Ray

Q17). Which is the first class that features sendaway as a test?
A: B

By Mary Ray

Q18). From which class do dogs have to retrieve the judge’s article?
A).:B

Sheepdogs

By Ceri Rundle

Q19) Who was first lady to win International Supreme Champs – when and where?
A). Julie Hill won the International in 1996 held at Chatsworth
Q20). How many handlers make up each Home Nations Team to go and compete at the annual International Championships?
A). 20 handlers (15 singles plus 1 reserve; 2 brace; 1 driving and 1 Young Handler).
Q21). Which Musketeer was mentioned in the first AWwD series?
A). d’Artagnan

Showdogs

By Emma Gates

Q22). How many Challenge Certificates must a dog win to become UK Champion?
A). 3
Q23). What does BIS stand for?
A). Best in Show
Q24). Which of the 7 groups in the UK is the border collie part of?
A. Pastoral

Sleddogs

By Mary Carter

Q25). If you want to tell your husky team to take a right turn, what command would you give?
A. Gee!
Q26. Which CSJsponsored handler won the IFSS European Championship in 2018 and the WSA World Championship in 2017?
A).John Carter
Q27). In Sleddog racing, what term is given to the metal anchor that is used to hold a Sleddog team from moving forward when racing in the snow?
A). Snow hook

 

Thank You!

Karen and Mark Laker launch a new website – Inner Agility

Moog2I always thought the off-season was a quiet time of the year… how wrong was I? The last couple of months have been as busy as ever in the Laker household. In the world of Agility Team GB we’ve been busy finishing the Performance Weekend schedule; preparing for squad day two for the juniors and adults later this month; working on the 2020 squad qualification process and trying to keep track of recent announcements about this years international events – not exactly a quiet time. And then….

Karen and I launched our new website – Inner Agilityhttps://inneragility.co.uk/ This has been something we’ve been meaning to do for a while. We decided it would be done in 2019. The idea is to bring together all our activities into one place. There’s still some tidying up to do with various social media sites, however the main piece of work is done thanks to our web designer friend Niall.

Following on from my recent article about forming habits I’m pleased to say so far, I’ve kept to the new habits I’m trying to establish…mostly! There is the occasional day where something comes along that prevents me from achieving the days objectives. Interestingly, it now annoys me and makes me more determined to achieve it the following day. I also have to be creative to achieve some habits when day-to-day activities get in the way. For example I set out to achieve 10,000 steps a day. This is doable on a usual day, but when I have to travel on business it’s quite hard…even with some of the long walks in airports. However, I’ve found that asking for a hotel room on the 10th floor and using the stairs rather than the lift I can not only achieve 10,000 steps but also achieve the days calorie count. Why is it that climbing stairs never gets easier…

I’ve attached a picture of my young lad Moog enjoying the recent snow we experienced while staying with family. I’m no photographer but I’m quite pleased with this one.

Hector – Hernwood Achilles gains his first CC and BOB at only 20 months at Manchester Championship Show

Manchester 2019 DCC & BOBDebra Harker has just told us that Hector – Hernwood Achilles not only finished 2018 as Our Dogs – Top Pup and gained his JW at 14 months: Top Junior in the breed as well as gaining a RCC at only 12 months….

He has just started 2019 with a bang by gaining his first CC and then topped it by gaining BOB at only 20 months at Manchester Championship Show.

“Blown away with my youngster and as ever exclusively fed on CSJ!!” says Debra. Find out more about Debra and Ettrick Gordon Setters at: https://www.csjk9.com/profiles/debra-harker_p1620.html

Sven and Blitz from the Netherlands were selected for Crufts 2019

In August last year agility handler Adelaine Bastiaansen’s son Sven Bastiaansen and his dog Blitz from the Netherlands were selected for Crufts 2019. In the photos below, you can see the kit that agility handler Adelaine designed for Sven and his Coach.

 

Sven and Blitz will running the jumping for kids up to 12 years old. Good luck Sven and Blitz! Find out more about Adelaine Bastiaansen

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