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Why UKA?

There are so many reasons why over 14,000 competitors have chosen to compete at UKA shows. Look below to see just a few…

Here’s our favourite 28 reasons why 14,000+ competitors have chosen UK Agility…
  • New to UKA? Our Satisfaction Guarantee assures you of a full refund of your Registration Fee if you’re not 100% happy with your Membership.
  • Enter all shows online, without charge, and with a single show processor.
  • A £6 dog registration includes all measuring, online entry processing and online results for life.
  • No need to pre-enter – you can pay on the day.
  • When you do pre-enter there’s a shorter processing time, so a later commitment point for you.
  • Every dog, at every level, is guaranteed at least 4 runs per day at most UKA shows.
  • 4 levels, never combined, so you always compete against your peers on courses designed specifically with your abilities in mind.
  • Progress up the levels through points in two Programmes: Performance (Agility, Jumping and Games) and Steeplechase
  • Next day move up rules means no waiting to continue with progression so no wasting entry money on runs that “don’t count”.
  • All dogs start in Beginners, no matter what level the handler has achieved, so that young, inexperienced dogs can start competing on simple, flowing courses.
  • Nursery and Casual classes available for young, inexperienced, older or recovering dogs.
  • Dogs may start competing at 16 months in Nursery and Steeplechase.
  • Puppies of any age welcome at all shows.
  • 5 regular jump heights at 600mm, 500mm, 400mm, 300mm and 250mm. 5 Select jump heights at 500mm, 400mm, 300mm, 250mm and 250mm
  • All dogs measured with calibrated measure to give exact height in mm.
  • UKA Members may dispute their dogs’ measurements if required.
  • Train in the ring. Take the whole course time to train your dog on your choice of sequence or equipment whilst rewarding with a non-food and non-audible toy.
  • UKAs computerised scoring system at every show. Live results ringside and online. Results sent to Show Secretary as soon as class closes. Check your results on your online account..
  • Never miss a run again! Book in late if you are running in another ring and you will be called when you are needed.
  • All judges’ course plans checked by UKA to ensure compliance to rules and suitability for level.
  • No judging of “up” contacts so dogs with longer stride not discriminated against.
  • Standard equipment at all shows. Rubber contacts are a UKA rule.
  • Minimum (5m) and maximum (8m*) distances based on dog’s path – not straight line – testing handling skills rather than running skills!
  • UKs most proactive organisation regarding dogs safety. First to ban collapsible tunnel and introduce breakaway tyre. Choice of 5 appropriate jump heights for all dogs.
  • Games classes, which enable handlers to test their partnership and strategy skills as well as their agility ability
  • Qualifiers for prestigious Grand Finals for all levels, from Beginners to Champ.
  • Prize money for Masters Series.
  • Opportunity to compete internationally in the World Agility Open via Masters Series qualification.