Aussies first arrived in the UK in 1985 and they quickly made their mark in the Agility ring. There were only a small number of handlers with their Aussies in the early years but the number of Aussies competing in agility in the UK has steadily increased, there are now multiple Aussies working in Grades 1 to Grade 7.
The standard in Agility is rising but those who get an Aussie thinking that they are like a Collie soon realise that they aren‘t, the difference in attitude, style and build make them truly unique. The Aussie is a very agile dog, they can jump from a standstill and turn on a sixpence which makes them ideal for Agility, you often hear an Aussie doing an Agility round before you see one!
ASCUK is the foundation Australian Shepherd Club in the UK and was formed in 1986 by a few dedicated breed enthusiasts.
If you would like to become a member, please fill in the contact form on the Membership page on the 'About ASCUK' tab.