Posted Date: July 26, 2004
The International Federation of Cynological Sport has announced the location for the 2006 Agility Championships.
In a brief message on July 25, IFCS confirmed that its 2006 World Agility Championships would be held in The Netherlands in early May. The Program of competition is defined by IFCS policy and will largely be a repeat of the class offerings seen in 2004 in Spain. Classes include Team, which includes Standard Agility, Jumping and a Three-Dog Relay, Individual Biathlon (Jumping and Standard Agility), Individual Best All Around (Jumping, Standard Agility, Gamblers & Snooker, with individual awards in each class), and Power & Speed. The host nation can apply to IFCS for a special class offering to supplement the IFCS Program, but no World Title is offered in this special class. Spain offered a USDAA Dog Agility Steeplechase qualifier, as its special class. Spain had been offering Steeplechase qualifiers since 2003, and used the class as a means of opening the event to more of the local competitors.
The US Team will be selected based upon Tournament Top Ten rankings for the calendar year 2005. More details will be forthcoming in the next several weeks.