Grade Changes

First Place Processing

If you need to change the grade of your dog for a show that is available to enter via First Place Processing, please log in to your FPP account and you will be able to make the grade and class changes yourself!

There is no need to complete this form if you have updated the information yourself on First Place Processing

If you are unable to update your grade on First Place Processing please complete the form on the right to inform us of any Grade Changes. You will need to submit a separate form for each show affected by the change.

Please remember the following:

  • You can move up a Grade 25 days after you win out. You will continue to compete at your current grade during those 25 days.
  • Grade changes MUST be registered at least 14 days before the start of the show in order to be elligible to compete at the show. The sooner you can do this the better!
  • You can only move up on points prior to the Closing Date of a show.
  • For shows taking place after January 1st 2019 you will need 100 points at grades 1, 2 or 3 to progress to the next grade including at least 50 points in agility. Points progression from Grade 4 to 5 will no longer be possible.

KC Progression Rules (effective January 1st 2019)

ELIGIBILITY FOR CLASSES

In the following definitions of classes First Prizes or other prize wins are those gained in standard classes at any Kennel Club licensed Championship Agility, Premier Agility, Open Agility or Limited Agility Shows (i.e. Limited Agility Shows, special classes and invitational events excepted). Only a first place with a clear round completed within the course time set by the judge will count towards grade progression.
Standard classes may be scheduled for Agility Shows, as Agility classes or Jumping classes. All standard classes must contain the Weaving Poles obstacle. Standard Agility classes must contain the following elements: “A Ramp”, Dog Walk and See-Saw. With this proviso classes are defined as follows:-
Class Structure. A Class may either be held as a Graded Class or a Combined Class. A Graded Class may be scheduled for a maximum of three consecutive Grades with separate results and awards issued for each grade. A Combined Class may be scheduled for more than one consecutive grade with one overall set of results.

Progression. Progression from each Grade will be determined by the eligibility for the class as referenced in H(1)(A)11. Results from Combined Classes will only count towards progression from the dog’s current grade.
To count for progression wins must be gained in standard classes at Kennel Club Licensed Agility Shows.
Only a first place with a clear round completed within the course time set by the judge will count towards grade progression..

Points Progression. At the handler’s discretion a dog may progress up to Grade 4 by winning 100 points at each grade, using the Agility Warrant points scheme (Regulation K3.c refers). A minimum of 50 points must be gained in agility (not jumping) classes in the relevant grade. If this method of progression is selected, the handler must ensure the Show Secretary signs the dog’s Agility Record Book at the first show entered at the higher grade. There is no time limit on this progression, however once a dog has progressed, it cannot return to a previous grade.
Progression on points must be done prior to the closing date of entries.  It is not possible to change a grade on points once the entries have closed.

STANDARD CLASSES
Only first prizes and points gained in standard classes at Kennel Club licensed Agility Shows may be used for progression through the classes. (A dog is only eligible for one grade). In defining the eligibility of the owner or handler for Grade 1, the two wins and points progression referred to in the definition apply only to one dog and not an accumulation of dogs.

Grade 1
Open to owners, handlers or dogs which have not gained a minimum of two first places at Grade 1 at Kennel Club Licensed Agility Shows, at least one of which must have been gained in an agility (not jumping) class. N.B Owners, handlers or dogs previously qualified out of Grade 1 are not eligible for this class.

Grade 2
Open to dogs which are not eligible for Grade 1 or have elected to progress on points from Grade 1 and are not eligible for Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7.

Grade 3   
Open to dogs which have gained a minimum of two first places at Grade 2 at Kennel Club Licensed Agility Shows, one of which must have been gained in an agility (not jumping) class, or have elected to progress on points from Grade 2 and are not eligible for Grades 2, 4, 5, 6 or 7.

Grade 4
Open to dogs which have gained a minimum of three first places at Grade 3 at Kennel Club Licensed Agility Shows, two of which must have been gained in agility (not jumping classes), or have elected to progress on points from Grade 3 and are not eligible for Grades 2, 3, 5, 6 or 7

Grade 5
Open to dogs which have gained a minimum of four first places at Grade 4 at Kennel Club Licensed Agility Shows, two of which must have been gained in agility (not jumping) classes, and are not eligible for Grades 2, 3, 4, 6 or 7

Grade 6               
Open to dogs which have gained a minimum of four first places at Grade 5 at Kennel Club Licensed Agility Shows, two of which must have been gained in agility (not jumping) classes, and are not eligible for Grades 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7

Grade 7 
Open to dogs which have gained a minimum of five first places at Grade 6 at Kennel Club Licensed Agility Shows, three of which must have been gained in agility (not jumping) classes, and are not eligible for Grades 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6

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Longhedge Show Processing was established in 2007 as part of Longhedge Services. We pride ourselves on providing a top class service to our clients, taking on the responsibilities of dealing with competitor enquiries. In partnership with First Place Processing we now offer online entries as well as our comprehensive at-show and post-show processing packages.

We also offer puppy training and dog obedience classes through The Vale of Belvoir Dog Training Club and agility classes, including puppy foundation classes through Agility Nuts.

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