National Agility Championship
Hoop-Tastic Agility Championship
(5th FCI Agility)
Date 27th January 2019 (Sunday)
Venue: Super Ring, Jalan Macalister Penang (the field next to Moral Uplifting Society)
Agility Class 1
Agility Class 2
Jumping Class 1
Jumping Class 2
Rules & Regulation
This Agility Championship is open to ALL. As this Championship is a MKA Sanctioned event, active MKA members, who are not under any restriction or suspended by MKA will able to collect points for the Calculation for Dog of the Year under MKA.
Dogs of any breed of either sex can enter, only dogs eighteen (18) months of age or older are eligible to participate. The exception to the rule above shall be for the Tunnel Cup which dogs twelve (12) months of age or older are eligible to participate.
Not For Competition (NFC)” open for all classes but the Exhibitor must make it clear to the Organizer that he/she don't want the run to be judged. Exhibitors may bring a toy into the ring but not food. Exhibitor may nominate the dog's jump height which shall not exceed the dog's jump height category.
The FCI Jumping 1 & Agility 1 is for new dogs & handlers who have not got any Agility Certificate. Dogs which achieve clean run/excellent in Agility 1 at this FCI Agility trial, are allow to move to the next higher class in Agility 2 and Jumper 2.
Dogs which achieve clean run/excellent in Jumping 1 at this FCI Agility trial, are allowed to move to the next higher class in Jumper 2.
Owing to the shortage of Stewards, the Committee has given permission for Stewards, except the Chief Calling Steward, to compete with their dogs before starting their duties
The Exhibitor must countersign all alterations and corrections on the Entry Form.
Entry Forms that are incomplete or those with incorrect details or without the appropriate fees will be rejected.
The exhibitors Pass must be collected by the registered participant only.
Entry forms, together with the appropriate fees are to be submitted in person or by post to the following address on or before the closing date.
The entry fees are as follows:
First Class - RM60.00
Same Dog Subsequent Class(es) - RM35.00
First Class - RM50.00
Same Dog Subsequent Class(es) - RM35.00
If the dog is participating in both days for the competition, the fee for the second day will be RM35.00 for each subsequent class.
Closing date: 13th January, 2019*
* We will accept registration after closing date up to 1 day before trial, but we will charged a late registration fee of RM30 per dog as admin fees
** FCI Scorebook Can be purchased during the competition day (RM20.00)
Entries via Online, Whatsapp or Email will only be accepted if the total entry fees have been paid into the MSC’s bank account and a copy of the bank-in slip emailed/sent together with the Entry Form(s). Payment is to be made to the following account:
Name of Account: The Tigerland Canine PLT
Name of Bank: RHB Bank
Account No: 2120 68 0009 6490
Whatsapp: 016 - 4525 363
Registration Form For FCI Agility National Championships
General Show rules:
All participants are responsible for ensuring that their dog's vaccine is up to date prior to participating in the trial. The dogs and participants shall be in Good Physical Condition Sufficient for Participating in This Activity. Neither The Agility Official nor The Organizer or Club Shall Be Liable For any accidents or injuries.
General Cleanliness at Shows - Exhibitors is reminded that it is their responsibility to pick up/clean their dogs' poo and pee at ANY show venues. Exhibitors caught breaking these cleanliness rules will be given an automatic two show ban. All dogs owned and co-owned by them at the time of the offence, will also automatically be suspended from two shows, even if they are transferred to new owners.
Illness - The Organizer shall not be liable for any form of illness or disease that dogs may contract at a show. Exhibitors are required to take every reasonable precaution to prevent the introduction of diseased or sick animals to the Show. The sale of young puppies at the show venue is strictly prohibited.
Collecting Ring – Only handlers are allowed into the collecting ring.
3 Calls Rule – if exhibits are not presented at the ring for judging, upon 3 calls by the steward of your exhibit number, your exhibit will be automatically scratched from further participation (even in subsequent classes) unless allowed by the judge.
All dogs must be on a lead at all times and can only be off lead when competing in the show ring. Exhibitors who fail to observe this rule will have their awards withdrawn and given an automatic 2 show ban for further events.
The Organizer has the absolute right to refuse any entry at their sole discretion.
Upcoming Seminar with Elsa Soo (Singapore)
MSC’s Intention on Organizing and Promoting FCI Agility in Malaysia
The standard of agility is getting higher and higher with the standard of the agility courses getting high; where they are very technically challenging and yet exciting to watch and at the same time, the top dogs are getting faster and faster, with dogs regularly reaching the speeds exceeding 6 meters per second.
As dogs and handlers continue to achieve faster times, the course design, surface for competition, jump heights and equipment will have to be of certain standard, FCI Standard to be exact, in order for the course to be safe, and allow both dogs and handlers to navigate the course at their full speed and potential whilst keeping the safety aspect of utmost importance.
For example, the maximum course distance in between obstacles for FCI is 7m whereas our National agility trials has a max distance of 5m. With a large a speedy dog, 7m is a must to all the FCI Agility judges when they design the course for the large category. This allows the dogs to be able to have a safe line when approaching the next obstacle especially for the contact obstacles, broad jumps, tire jumps etc. If large and powerful dogs are already jumping at 4m, how will they be able to navigate the next obstacle safely? And yes, proper surface so no slippery carpet on cement flooring.
Will all these progression on agility on the international and world championship level, MSC decided we shall take on this challenge to provide local dogs and handlers the opportunity to compete in such environment. We have many great dogs and handlers that show raw power and speed and we hope by providing them with FCI Agility Competitions, they will be able to reach their full potential and progress onto the international stage. We hope by doing so we set the space so that we will have a team of dog and handlers representing Malaysia at the World Championships in the near future.
The FCI Agility Regulation is available for download here
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Supplementary FCI Agility Rules Malaysia.pdf
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Agility Regulations of the World Canine Organization (FCI)
Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) - is the international federation of canine associations, aiming at development, protection of dog sports and pure breeds. FCI office is located in Belgium, in the city of Thuin. Currently, FCI unites the national canine clubs from 87 countries (by one organization from each country). The Malaysian Kennel Association (MKA) is also a part of the FCI and also a member of the Asia region.
FCI provides the regulation for the World Championship Utility Dog Trials such as IPO, Mondioring, Agility, Tracking etc. and puts forward some strict eligibility conditions for competitions.
In general, all participants must comply with the following FCI requirements to enter:
a) International agility tests - trials sanctioned by the FCI, in which the appropriate agility certificate and opportunity of further participation in national trials and the FCI World Championships are awarded:
All breeds, older 18 months, in a possession of their origin registration (studbook / appendix), approved by FCI, must get a tattoo or chip; owners/trainers must have a membership in the club, relating to the National Cynological Organizations (NCO), affiliated to FCI.
All the participants must bring their Record books (journals) or licenses issued by the NGO, where the competition results are recorded.
Bitches in heat are allowed to participate in international competitions.
b) National Agility Tests
Further requirements are the same – dog breeds over 18 months of age with or without a registered origin must have a tattoo or chip; their owners / trainers need to have a membership in a club belonging to a NCO, affiliated to the FCI. Competing dogs must have a Record book or NCO license, in which the contest results are recorded.
Dogs that do not meet the criteria for participating are:
• Bitches, which became pregnant
• Obviously sick or injured dogs
• Dogs that failed their doping test Trainers / dog, arriving from other countries must prove that they belong to the particular NCO, which is a part of the FCI and they have individual classification in official agility tests in their own country.
FCI Agility Tests / Categories and Classes
The 2 types of tests (trials) are arranged:
• Official agility tests, authorized by the FCI
• Unofficial agility tests
Every dog is eligible to enter only one height category - S (Small) - M (Medium) - L (Large). It is recommended that the size of dogs, competing in 'S' and 'M' categories to be registered in the record book. A FCI recognized breeds or agility judge, signing each entry in the record book, is entitled to measure the animals.
1. Official Agility tests
Authorized by the FCI, are only available for dogs with a registered origin (studbook / appendix), approved by the FCI, over the 18 months age, possessing a record book or license issued by the NCO, in which the dog was registered.
There are 2 official agility classes:
• Agility – comprising contact obstacles.
• Jumping - excluding contact obstacles.
Each class is divided into 3 levels:
a) Agility / Jumps 1
Is opened only to dogs, which have not yet received their first agility certificate.
b) Agility / Jumps 2
Is opened only to dogs, which have earned their certificate in the level Agility / Jumps 1.
c) Agility / Jumps 3
Available to dogs included three times with clear rounds in the top three winners in the Agility / Jumps 2 trials.
Level relegation is possible, but this is made only under the terms of the NCO.
While designing and building the course, the judge must select, at his discretion, the equipment, approved by FCI.
Course Agility 1 should include no more than 3 contact obstacles; and maximum of 4 contact obstacles is allowed for the courses Agility 2 and Agility 3 (by the decision of the judge).
The difference among Agility 1, Agility 2 and Agility 3 should be:
• The length of the course and its level of complexity
• A certain determined speed to calculate the standard course time
These regulations apply to all categories - S, M and L - considering that the installed equipment shall meet the specifications defined for the small and medium size animal categories.
The obtained official tests results will be recorded in the record book or license and will allow participation in the National Championship, and later in the World Championship, in so far as the requirements, established by the NCOs, are met.
2. Unofficial Agility Tests
Are left to the initiative of every member-state; these "unofficial trials" are designed to hold agility ideals high and to ensure the safety of animals and their handlers. Before the beginning of each class, the judge should explain the rules in his briefing.
FCI Agility National Championships
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