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Everything you always wanted to know about agility By Brenna Fender ? What are the new AKC lifetime agility titles? I think my dog qualifies for some of them but I didn’t get a certificate for those titles in the mail like my other friends did. Why not? AKC announced the new Lifetime Achievement titles in the June 2012 issue of its newsletter, In the Zone (www.akc.org/enewsletter/ agility/2012/june-2012-inthezone.html) and details appear in Appendix B of the Regulations for Agility Trials (www.akc.org/pdfs/ rulebooks/REAGIL.pdf). The new titles took effect on July 1, 2012, so any dog that earns one or more of these titles on or after that date will receive the title certificate in the mail just as they would for any other title. But the Lifetime Achievement titles are retroactive for any qualifying scores earned between January 1, 1999 and June 30, 2012. According to In the Zone, “For all Lifetime Achievement titles earned prior to July 1, 2012 those titles will be added to your dog’s record. If you would like a certificate mailed out for those titles you can go to the AKC Store (http://classic.akc.org/shop/index.cfm?nav_ area=online_store) and login to your store account. Then go to AKC Titles and Medallions and select your dog. Once you have selected your dog you can choose the title for which you would like to order a certificate. Certificates cost $10 each.” These new Lifetime Achievement titles were created to, according to Appendix B of the AKC Rules and Regulations for Agility, “recognize consistency and longevity in the Master Agility Excellent (MX), Master Excellent Jumpers With Weaves (MXJ), and Master Excellent FAST (MXF) classes….” There are Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Century titles for both Regular and Preferred Standard, Jumpers With Weaves, and FAST. The titles are explained, according to the Rules and Regulations, as follows: Do you have a question about agility rules or anything else agility related? Mail your questions to Brenna Fender: brennafender@gmail.com Brenna collects the questions and forwards them to us so we never see the names. • Master Gold Jumpers With Weaves Title = MJG. Requires the • Master Century Jumpers With Weaves Title = MJC. Requires the MJG title plus 25 additional Excellent B Jumpers With Weaves class qualifying scores of 100. The Lifetime Achievement FAST titles and requirements are: class qualifying scores of 60 points or greater. MJS title plus 25 additional Excellent B Jumpers With Weaves class qualifying scores of 100. • Master Bronze FAST Title = MFB. Requires 25 Excellent B FAST • Master Silver FAST Title = MFS. Requires the MFB title plus 25 • Master Gold FAST Title = MFG. Requires the MFS title plus 25 • Master Century FAST Title = MFC. Requires the MFG title plus additional Excellent B FAST class qualifying scores of 60 points or greater. additional Excellent B FAST class qualifying scores of 60 points or greater. 25 additional Excellent B FAST class qualifying scores of 60 points or greater. • Master • Master Silver Agility Title = MXS. Requires the MXB title plus 25 • Master Gold Agility Title = MXG. Requires the MXS title plus 25 additional Excellent B Agility class qualifying scores of 100. additional Excellent B Agility class qualifying scores of 100. Bronze Agility Title = MXB. Requires 25 Excellent B Agility class qualifying scores of 100. • Master Century Agility Title = MXC. Requires the MXG title plus 25 additional Excellent B Agility class qualifying scores of 100. • Master Bronze Jumpers With Weaves Title = MJB. Requires 25 Excellent B Jumpers With Weaves class qualifying scores of 100. The Lifetime Achievement Jumpers With Weaves titles and requirements are: So to earn the Master Bronze Agility Title (MXB), a dog must first achieve a MX and then 15 more Excellent B qualifying scores of 100. After 25 more, the MXS is earned, and so on. The titles do not max out once the Master Century designation is earned. When a dog has earned 125 qualifying scores in Excellent B Agility, the dog now has the MXB2 title, and so on. The Time 2 Beat classes have not been left out. To recognize “consistency and longevity,” according to the Regulations, the Regular and Preferred Time 2 Beat titles will now have numbers added to show the number of times the dog has completed the requirements of the title (T2B2, T2B3, and so on). D • Master Silver Jumpers With Weaves Title = MJS. Requires the MJB title plus 25 additional Excellent B Jumpers With Weaves class qualifying scores of 100. NOTE: While it is not permissible to make copies of Clean Run magazine, we wish to give readers permission to make copies of this particular column for personal use. This means you are free to share copies of this column with students, friends, or club members. The information may also be included in not-for-profit newsletters as long as credit is given to Clean Run. December 12 | Clean Run 7 http://www.akc.org/enewsletter/agility/2012/june-2012-inthezone.html http://www.akc.org/enewsletter/agility/2012/june-2012-inthezone.html http://www.akc.org/pdfs/rulebooks/REAGIL.pdf http://www.akc.org/pdfs/rulebooks/REAGIL.pdf http://classic.akc.org/shop/index.cfm?nav_area=online_store http://classic.akc.org/shop/index.cfm?nav_area=online_store

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Clean Run - December 2012

Clean Run - December 2012
Table of Contents
Editorializing: All Roads
Tip of the Month
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility…
Backyard Dogs
From Hoof to Woof: What Riders Can Teach Handlers: Identify Patterns to Gain Perspective
Challenges for Rising Stars
Power Paws Skills: Front Crosses
Agility Mind Gym: Full Circle
Training a Deaf Dog to Go the Distance
Awesome Paws Drills
Does Gender Matter When Choosing an Agility Dog?
Control Unleashed Solutions and Answers: The Overexcited Spectator
10 Games to Play with Dogs That Are Recovering from an Injury
Gait Analysis Helps Diagnose Early Lameness & Improve Performance
The F-Word: Building Resiliency to Failure!
Training with the Stars: Maureen Waldron
Building Blocks: Developing Solutions for Agility Problems
Being a Good Student, Part 2

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