Progress Tests

BRONZE (Treats/toys are allowed)

The handler must show their control of the dog while under test conditions.
The test will contain jumps, pipe and collapsible tunnels only with 10-12 obstacles.
 
SILVER (Treats/toys are not allowed)
The handler must show their control of the dog while under test conditions.
The test will contain all standard agility equipment except seesaw, weaves and tyre with14-16 obstacles.
Handling techniques to include crossing a box and a jump pull round.
Gold (Treats/toys are not allowed) 
The handler must show their control of the dog while under test conditions
The test will contain all standard agility equipment with 16 -20 obstacles.
Note: weaves will be left hand
Handling techniques to include a jump pull through and a 3 jump snake,
The course will be set within the guidelines of the Kennel Club Grades 1-3 (Combined)
 
Platinum (Treats/toys are not allowed)  
The handler must show their control of the dog while under test conditions.
The test will contain all standard agility equipment with a maximum of 20 obstacles.
Note: Weaves will be right hand
The course will be set within the guidelines of the Kennel Club Grades 3-5 (Combined)

Platinum plus

This is open to any dog and handler (team) that have passed their platinum test. Note the handler must still be training with HIGHDOWN,
This will be run as an accumulator series with four Qualifying rounds a year, running alongside the Gold & Platinum Tests. Normally (August and November, February, May,)
Each competition will consist of an Agility & Jumping round with points awarded as follows

The points scheme:  1st =10.  2nd = 8.  3rd = 6.  4th = 4.   CR = 2 points for both classes

The overall winner of each competition will receive a trophy and automatically qualifies for the final. Handler/dog teams can compete in all four events but can only qualify once for the final. With the highest placed unqualified handler/dog team qualifying.

Handlers can run more than one dog providing the dog is eligible for the event.

The final will consist of eight handler/dog teams with the remaining places taken by the handlers with the highest accumulated points over the year.

The final will take place on Saturday 23rd June 201 at the HIGHDOWN Summer show venue.

With winner’s trophy and Rosettes to 8th place.

Note:

All HIGHDOWN platinum dogs are eligible provided the handler is still training at HIGHDOWN. Dogs that have retired can run at one height lower than standard KC, provided they have not competed in any competition for one year other than ‘Any Size’ classes