Discover Dogs 2021
Small Mixi Pairs Challenge
|June 5-6||Wye Valley||CANCELLED|
|June 26 - July 4||Lune Valley||CANCELLED|
|July 30 - August 1||Derbyshire||FPP Live!|
|October 2-3||Scottish Kennel Club||Showtime-online|
|November 21-22||Discover Dogs Semi-Final|
Points table will appear here after first heatDownload printable version
This is a competition consisting of eight heats of jumping. The competition is open to small dogs, partnering a medium dog, intermediate dog or a large dog, and heats will be scheduled as a Special combined class for grades 1 to 7.
The competition is open to two dogs with separate handlers. One dog must be a small dog, 35cm or under at the withers, the partner can be a medium dog, over 35cm but 43cm or under at the withers, or an intermediate dog over 43cm and measuring 50cm or under at the withers, or a large dog over 50cm.
Handlers with more than one dog may enter in more than one pair. However, they may only qualify a maximum of two dogs for the final. No substitute handlers will be allowed in the final.
Should a qualified dog or handler within a pair be unable/unfit to enter the final that pair will not be able to compete. Their place in the final will be offered to the next available pair with the highest points who have not qualified.
The competition will be held under Kennel Club rules and regulations for Agility and any handler entering the competition will be deemed to have agreed to abide by these rules and regulations. Standard rules will apply and all equipment used shall be of a standard size for that height category.
This is normally a relay competition involving a baton change between each dogs run. However due to Covid-19 there will be no baton changeover and the event will be run as 2 individual scored runs following each other. The times and faults of each dogs run will be added together to produce a pairs score.
An elimination will incur a penalty of 100 faults. Once a dog has been eliminated it cannot incur further faults. However, if either member of the pair fail to complete the course or either of the dogs foul the ring the pair will be disqualified.
The competition will involve changes of height of the obstacles being jumped by the medium/intermediate/large dogs at two stages during the class. The judge will decide which height of dog to start with and will announce the changes of height when relevant. It is the competitors’ responsibility to be available accordingly. The course will be walked by everyone before the beginning of the class.
The final will consist of two rounds of jumping competition. The winners of the Discover Dogs Small / Mixi Pairs will be the pair with the least combined faults in the fastest combined time calculated over the two rounds of the final. Discover Dogs will be held at Excel, London in 2021. Car parking will not be provided by the Kennel Club.
Points will be awarded to the specific pair (consisting of two handlers with their dogs) which competes at the heat. Points are not transferable between different pair combinations.
Pairs will score 15 points for 1st place down to 1 point for 15th place. Points will be accumulated over all eight heats and the 15 pairs with the most points will go through to the final at Discover Dogs 2021.