Dogs In Need Agility Society

DINAS 2018 Show will be held on Aug 14th - 19th
at the Suffolk Showground, Trinity Park, Felixstowe Rd. Ipswich. IP3 8UH

DINAS Fun Runs

We raised over £5 565 in with our fun run's

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The first ever Dogs In Need Agility Society 5K & 1K fun runs (run, jog, walk) took place on Thursday evening 16th August. The course was set around the showground and was open to anyone at the show. All ages took part and helped raise over
 £3000!

 

The event was started by Jayne Bray and Fran Graham both of whom are not only long standing supporters of Dogs In Need but also bravely fighting cancer.

Jayne Bray who unfortunately lost her battle with cancer in October 2012, was one of the top agility trainers and handlers since 1993 when she started out with a Standard Poodle. She has bred her Poodles, Collies and Shelties all of which have done very well in agility at the highest level (Advanced Grade 7) in agility. Her best known dog Portia was a triple Agility Champion and she has won Championship Certificates with her Border Collie along with many finals at Olympia and Crufts during this time including the Team Final at Crufts . She was also co trainer with her husband Alan at the famous Upanova Tiger Club who have won the Premier League title for five of the ten years its been running.

 


Fran Graham another top handler and trainer and is probably best known for his partnership with one of the greatest agility dogs ever
"Batavias Cap" - their accomplishments are too numerous to mention but include Crufts, Olympia and all the major finals that were being contested at that time. Cap's genes can be found in many of today's agility champions - ask around the agility circuit about Fran and Cap stories will be revealed about what a privilege it was to witness this amazing partnership.

His expertise as a Head trainer at Hinckley Dog Training Club has
enabled many to go onto great things themselves. He is selfless in
imparting his knowledge to anyone regardless of experience or stature. Fran has judged and competed at the highest level and many top class handlers competing today will quote Fran and Cap as their inspiration.
Fran was a serving member of Dogs In Need Agility Society and along with his wife Gail to this day still play a major part in the success of the show.

Fran has been battling with cancer for over 5 years now and again their presence at shows has been significantly reduced but his enthusiasm and commitment to Agility is still as strong as ever.

Sadly Fran passed away on 24th April 2016......RIP

Unfortunately every one has a similar story to tell! MacMillan Support are there for anyone regardless of age, gender or colour. They give support when and where it is needed 24.7 - they need our support - research shows that 1 in 3 of us will need there support - if could be you!!

 

 

2017 Sponsors
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Collar & Lead Club

Crazy Crepes

Doggy Needs



Delany Family
in memory of Dick Delany

Gary's Fish Bar

Hazelridge

Ipswich Veterinary Centre


















Richard Weller-Poley
Photography

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R W Curle electrical contractors













Valdug Shetland Sheepdogs

Vyne Agility Club




 *New Sponsor for 2017