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 31st July 2018

Agility Regulations 31st July 2018 - 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

NZKC Agility Standing Orders.

Standing orders, revised 2015, DRAFT

Previous regulation changes - summaries