Dog agility is one of the fastest growing canine sports in the world. USDAA’s variety of tournament events at the Cynosport® World Games gives you some of the world’s best agility competitors in one place.
- Purina® ProPlan® Grand Prix of Dog Agility® World Championships
- Purina® ProPlan® Dog Agility Steeplechase®
- Purina® ProPlan® Dog Agility Masters® Pairs & Three-Dog Team Championship
- Purina® ProPlan® Masters Challenge Biathlon℠
All competitors entered in any tournament at the Cynosport® World Games must pre-qualify based on USDAA’s Tournament Rules, which can be found on usdaa.com.
Purina® Pro Plan® Grand Prix of Dog Agility®
Now in its 35th year, USDAA’s Grand Prix of Dog Agility® World Championships is the oldest and most prestigious tournament in the sport today. The event features familiar agility obstacles – weave poles, A-frame, dog walk, see-saw, tunnels and a variety of jumps and hurdles.
In true tournament fashion, the Grand Prix consists of quarterfinal and semifinal rounds leading to a final round. Competitors with the least faults and fastest time make it to the next round. Winners in the final round of competition in each jump height are crowned World Champion.
Purina® Pro Plan® Dog Agility Steeplechase®
The Dog Agility Steeplechase® pits the top jumpers in a race against the clock for prize money totaling $15,000. The Steeplechase course is designed to encourage speed and accuracy as the competitors face a course of hurdles and tunnels, with an A-frame and weave poles on course.
Similar to the Grand Prix event, Steeplechase also consists of quarterfinal and semifinal rounds leading to a final round, placing emphasis on speed. Any penalties for faults incurred are added to the competitor’s overall time, with the fastest competitors in each jump height receiving medals and a share of the prize money.
Purina® Pro Plan® Dog Agility Masters® Pairs & Three-Dog Team Championship
As the tournament name implies, the best competitors from around the world team up in teams of two or three in a test of versatility and endurance. The tournaments include five rounds of competition that include Standard Agility, Jumping and the Strategic Games classes of Gamblers Choice and Snooker Agility, and a Relay, where team members work a course together. Dogs of different sizes can team together, and scoring is times are adjusted to serve as handicaps based upon a dog’s size in this point-based competition.
Scores are summed to determine the winner based upon most points earned through the five classes. Gold medalists, along with top individual medalists in the Strategic Games, are named Champions.
Purina® ProPlan® Masters Challenge Biathlon℠
The tournament consists of two classes – Standard and Jumpers – and features long fast-flowing courses requiring precision maneuvers. Scores from both events are combined to name a champion in each jump height.
The Veterans All-Around Showcase celebrates the partnership and vitality of dogs 8 years of age and older who have competed in the Cynosport World Games Tournaments in a previous year. As longtime members of our community, these active and healthy seniors demonstrate a heartwarming zest for the sport that makes the Veterans Showcase a highlight for competitors and spectators alike.
The top 3 dogs in each jump height, 4″, 8″, 12″ and 16″, showcase their versatility after 4 rounds of competition, and relish the cheers and tears as they take to the podium to receive recognition for their teamwork. The Veterans Showcase is a wonderful reminder of the joys of staying active and having fun together at all stages of life!