Agility Regulations & Standing orders

These documents outline the way we will run agility in NZ. For the most up to date information refer to the latest copy of the regulations

Latest Regulations effective March 1st 2017

Agility regulations,March 2017 - Changes are in red.

Agility regulation changes, becoming effective March 1st 2017.

How do the new regulations affect the competitor??.

The most important one is the start line. The competitor is required to wait until they have received the all clear from the Judge before they start their run. The Judges may indicate verbally, or with a gesture. So you will need to make sure you LISTEN & LOOK at the judge before taking off. If you go early and they are not ready for you, they will disqualify you.

Aframes. The up-contact will not be judged so you cannot get faults for missing the upcontact. Of course the down contact will still be judged...

Collapsible tunnels cannot be placed with a turn either before or after them and the judge is required to allow at least 5m straight runup. This is to minimise the chance of a dog getting caught up or held back by a tunnel chute.

Elementary A weave mistakes will be faulted to bring it in line with other classes.

There are also regulations covering refunds, backside/landing side jumps, tied scores, and re-runs. Notifications will be posted when the regs are confirmed by Exec and published by NZKC which will hopefully be within the next few weeks. Until then existing Regs stand.

Please tell fellow club members about these changes so that they understand.


The Agility Committee has decided at this stage not to regulate stabilisation methods for wing jumps.

We wish to advise all Judges, Event managers and competitors that wing jumps should be stabilised by the safest method possible. Method choices include: pegs alongside the wing, sandbags and water bottles placed alongside the wing.

We would prefer that wings were stabilised in a way that allows them to fall if a dog bangs into them, and therefore we strongly recommend that pegs are not placed through the wing or over top of any legs.

The Agility Committee reserves the right to add a regulation at any time if in our opinion such methods are being used that jeopardise the safety of the dog.

Illustrations of wing stabilising methods

Other policy documents.

There are various policy documents which should be read in conjunction with the regulations as they expand and clarify the regulations. They include:- Jumpers Guidelines, Probationary guidelines, Measuring guidelines (which can be found on the Information page under Measuring) and Standing orders (currently under review).

  • Jumpers Class guidelines for Judges
  • Guidelines for judges probationaries, 2012

  • NZKC Agility Standing Orders.

    Standing orders, revised 2015, DRAFT

    Latest Regulations effective September 1st 2016

    Download the Full Regulations Effective Sept 1st 2016. Changes are in red.

    Changes relate to:

    More accessibility for potential new judges.

    AD and ADX Advanced - Allowing AD and ADX Advanced entries to be taken on the day if the Club wishes.

    Making changes to use of AD/ADXA entry forms.

    Changes may be made to Elementary courses

    Certificate of fitness timeframes and procedures.

    GAMES - Changes to graduation for Ribbon trials from Grade B jumpers to Grade A.

    - Allowing changes to be made to a Jumpers Pairs entry under certain circumstances.

    - Rates of travel for games added. Add information about when you can do obstacles in the gamble area.

    - Eligibility for Games (based on Senior level)

    Latest Regulations effective June 2015

    Download the Full Regulations Effective June 2015

    Clubs that have finalised Certificate of fitness inspections, 2015.

    Counties, Wairarapa


    Previous regulation changes - summaries