Regulations for the
Junior Open Agility World Championship (JO AWC)
The Junior Open Agility World Championships (JOAWCs) is an agility competition which is officially supported by the FCI and is based on the FCI Agility regulations of 2023. The competition is open to all dogs, with or without pedigree. Each dog must have a record book issued by a National Member Organisation of the FCI or a National Organisation with a close relationship to the FCI. All National Member Organisations of the FCI or National Organisations with a close relationship to the FCI are invited to participate in this event.
All competitors must be citizens of the country which they represent, or they must have their main residence there. Handlers with dual nationality can register only for one country. For all participating dogs a record book or a license must be presented, issued by their National Member Organisation of the FCI or a National Organisation with a close relationship to the FCI. All dogs must be 24 months or older on the day of the competition. Each handler can compete with max. 4 dogs.
Each National Organisation has the right to nominate competitors and to send the entries to the organiser by May 31st, 2023 at the latest. Team leaders of the countries will send an information email to the organiser after which they will receive a confirmation of registration and an entry form. If countries decide to have a selection process, this must be open to all dogs (with or without pedigree).
Each country can enter maximum 28 dogs, with a maximum of 12 dogs in any category (small – medium – intermediate – large). The hosting country is entitled to enter an extra team in each height category. The winners (same dog and handler) in ‘individual’ (L – I – M – S) of the previous JO AWC may register to defend their title (only if they are eligible for the same category). These dogs will simply be added on to the number of dogs allowed for their country. A list of reserve dogs and handlers can be attached to the entries (a country can send 1 reserve dog per 4 dogs, in each category). The reserve may take the place of an original entry, should the original competitor have to be replaced. The reserve may also be allocated an entry in case of an available spot after the closing of entries. If countries choose to have a selection process, this must be open to all dogs (with or without pedigree).
A country may exceed its quota and additional dogs beyond the maximum will go on the waiting list. After the closing date for entries the organisers may select dogs from the waiting list. Only dogs already on the waiting list will be entered by the organisers.
The maximum number of entries is 700.
The names of the 3 or 4 dogs making up each team must be sent in before June 15th, 2023 at the latest. After this date the organiser will combine the remaining participants who are not a member of any team into new teams.
The entry fees are €45,00 for individual or team, €55,00 for both competitions.