SUMMARY: In case the umpteen variants currently available aren't enough for you, here's another one coming your way.
Noted agility seminarists Greg Derrett and his significant other, the formerly Bay Area local person Laura Manchester [Derrett], are bringing their new agility organization to the U.S. You can read about it on the UKI (UK Agility International) web site.
That's in case you aren't already flush with conflicting rules and equipment in these other umpteen agility organizations, almost all of which are available here in profusion although perhaps not in your neighborhood (in alphabetic order):
- AKC (American Kennel Club's program)
- ASCA (Australian Shepherd Club's program--rules are what NADAC used to be)
- CPE (Canine Performance Events)
- DOCNA (Dogs On Course North America)
- NADAC (North American Dog Agility Council)
- TDAA (Teacup Dog Agility Association)
- UKC (United Kennel Club's program)
- USDAA (United States Dog Agility Association)
I'm not saying that any existing agility organization is perfect or couldn't use improvement. UKI might be the be-all and end-all of agility that solves every issue that anyone has ever had with agility and people would be willing to drop their lifetime title pursuits in other organizations to start over there. But wait, how about this: Hey, the Bay Team is a big organization with a lot of ideas and experience; maybe we should start our own flavor of agility, because WE know how to DO IT RIGHT!