UKC Forum Member
Registered: Dec 2004
I've done UKC agility but not AKC. (I don't own an AKC breed.) It's been a few years, though, and I'm not sure what might have changed.
I'm given to understand that UKC agility is much less competitive and intense than AKC. The equipment can be smaller, although I've seen clubs use the same equipment for both UKC and AKC. There is more an emphasis on safety versus speed. For example, if your dog knocks a bar, you NQ. If your dog misses a contact, you can go back and redo the obstacle, it will just cost you time. And there are some obstacles that I don't think AKC has, like the swing plank, sway bridge, hoop tunnel, collapsed tunnel.
If I've given any bad info, y'all feel free to correct me. Loki got her UAG1 in 2007, and we haven't done agility since then.
* UWPCH UAGI UCDX URO1 'PR' Matrix's I Defy Gravity CGC TT WDS OFA - Loki, my heart ULTRAdog.
* ADBA/UKC CH CA UWPCH URO1 Gravity's Digital Rain Matrix CGC TT SDC1 WDS OFA - Terra, best little string bean in the Midwest.
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