The European Open Junior Agility is an agility competition which is officially recognized by the FCI and is based on the FCI Agility regulations of 2018.
The competition is open to all dogs, with or without pedigree. Each dog has to 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. The number of competitors is limited to approximately 530 teams, of which a maximum of 230 may be in the category “Large” and in S and M each 150 dogs.
Each National Organisation has the right to nominate competitors and to send the entries to the organizer by May 31st 2018 at the latest. Team leaders of the countries will send an information email to firstname.lastname@example.org and then will receive a confirmation of registration. If countries decide to have a qualifying competition, this must be open to all dogs (with or without pedigree). A list of all those countries choosing to send entries through their respective National Organisation will be published on the competition website. Competitors from other countries may send their entries directly to the organizer till May 31st 2018. Each country may register no more than 24 teams. If the allocation in category Large of a country is filled further entries of that country will be put on a waiting list. The inscriptions are accepted in order of entry. The host country is entitled to register by 12 teams more. No more than 43% of registered teams may be in the category “Large”, 28,5% in M and 28,5% in S. The combination of the teams must be reported by June 15th 2018 at the latest. After this date the organizer will combine remaining participants who are not members of any team into new teams.
EOJ 2018 Categories
• Children – under 15 (born 2004 and younger)
• Juniors – 15 to 18 (born 2000- 2003)
The minimum age of any competing dog is 18 months.
The handler has to have the nationality of an appropriate registering country.
Handlers with dual nationality are allowed to register only for one country.
EOJ – individuals
The Individual competition is held in the categories Large, Medium and Small divided into children and juniors. There are two rounds (jumping and agility). The second round is run in the reversed order according to the results from the first round. The winner is the one with the best result sum from each round and will gain the title “EOJ 2018 Winner” Children/Juniors in each height category.
EOJ – teams
The Team competition (mixed Children and Juniors) is held in the categories Large, Small and Medium. The teams in all three categories Large, Medium and Small consist of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 handler and dog teams.
There are two rounds in this competition. The first one is Agility round and the second one is Jumping round. The 3 best results of each team are counted. The team with the best overall result will gain the title “EOJ 2018 Winner Team” separately for the three different categories.
Veterinary Inspection and Identity Check
During the attendance check the identity of each dog will be checked. All competitors have to hand over a record book or a license issued by a National Organisation. Each competitor will submit a document with his/her photograph confirming the date of birth.
The dogs which failed the veterinary inspection are not allowed to take part in either competitions or trainings. All S- and M-dogs which were not measured at previous FCI World Championships or European Open will be measured at the JEO 2018 to check the correct entry category of the JEO.
During trainings it is not possible to re-set up obstacles, it is allowed to adjust them for different height categories.