Why UKI?

There are so many reasons why over 11,000 competitors have chosen to compete at UKI shows. Look below to see just a few…


  • New to UKI? Transfer your dogs over to their equivalent level currently competing at.
  • UKI has well balanced jump heights to allow for good distribution of all breeds to participate in UKI
  • UKI offers the Select Jump height option for those who feel their dogs are better off jumping one height lower than their measured height division, no spread jumps and a lowered A frame.
  • Train in the ring. Take the whole course time to train your dog on your choice of sequence or equipment and rewarding with a non-food and non-audible toy inside the ring.
  • For dogs who are only motivated by food, shows can offer food reward areas adjacent the ring where handlers can run and reward their dogs during training runs.
  • Repeat and Move On option for competition runs where a handler may choose to repeat an obstacle for the sake of giving the dog another chance to meet criteria. They then may continue to run the remainder of the course.
  • All judges’ course plans checked by UKI to ensure compliance to rules and suitability for level.
  • No judging of “up” contacts so dogs with longer stride are not discriminated against.
  • North America’s most proactive organization regarding dog safety. First to ban collapsible tunnel and introduce barn door style breakaway tire, disallowing taped weave poles, and requiring tunnel securing speculations.
  • Qualifiers for the prestigious US Open and Canadian Open where any level dog may compete.
  • Prize money for Masters Series Heats and Final.
  • Tournament Style events of Cups, Classics and Festivals gaining international competitive style experience and awarding places into Finals at the Opens.
  • Online entry available for most shows, without charge.
  • A $15 dog registration includes online entry processing and tracking of results for level points for your dog’s titles, for life.
  • Most UKI trials offer pay on the day entries or late entries.
  • UKI shows offer dogs, at every level, usually a minimum of 4 runs per day.
  • 4 levels allow you and your dog to compete against your peers on courses designed specifically with your abilities in mind.
  • Progress up the levels through points in two Programs: Performance (Agility, Jumping and Games) and Speedstakes.
  • Next day move up rules means no waiting to continue with progression so no wasting entry money on runs that “don’t count”.
  • Besides earning titling awards, Outstanding Achievement Awards can be achieved by acquiring points throughout the dog’s trialing career.
  • As soon as the results are uploaded to the UKI web site, Title Certificates are automatically emailed to you so you can celebrate you and your dog’s success.
  • Nursery and Veterans classes available at most shows for young, inexperienced and older dogs.
  • Dogs may start competing at 15 months in Nursery and Speedstakes.
  • UKI is a competitor friendly organization responding to competitor feedback.
  • Opportunity to compete internationally in the World Agility Open via win on spots at the West Coast Open Canadian and US Open events.
  • The 1-TDC North American Invitational is an event that aims to create a true international feel. Invites are through gained UKI event results with the winners gaining World Agility Open win on spots.