It’s that time of the year for the KZN Dog Agility Championships.

The Royal Show will be the venue for this year’s provincial agility and dog jumping championships on Saturday 28 May and Sunday 29 May.

See Dog Champs in Action!

A wide variety of dog breeds will be competing over the two days. The most popular is the Border Collie but there will also be Australian Shepherds, Poodles, German Shepherds, Shelties and Chinese Crested. A number of dogs that have qualified for the South African Agility Championships to be held in June will also be entering.

Agility is designed to demonstrate man’s best friends’ willingness to work with their handlers as well as show their nimble nature and versatility over a challenging course of obstacles that include tunnels, jumps, and weave poles. The handler’s influence is limited to voice, movements and body language with the dog running off-leash without food and/or toys as motivation

Handlers and dogs will be competing for top honours in all three disciplines, namely Contact Agility, Non-Contact Agility and Dog Jumping, and each discipline caters for three different sizes of dogs.

Another exciting, fun, fast relay dog sport is Flyball that will be showcased at the 2022 Royal Show for the first time. The teams of two or four dogs race over four jumps, hit a box spring-loaded with a tennis ball and then return back over the jumps with the ball before the next dog goes.

The 2022 KZN Championships are kindly sponsored by Nutribyte – a nutritional very affordable fully-balanced dog food for all breeds, age and size that is fortified with specialised additives and bovine-free. For more information check out nutribyte.co.za.