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Fiona Hodgson

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Senior Agility

About Me

My beginnings in Agility go back to the early days of the sport in NZ.
In 1987 I bought a Rottie pup and thought I’d better get this small animal under control before it became a large animal and as started taking him to the Obedience classes in town. He loved it - I loved it, and off we went.
It was at this time that I met up with a couple of others who wanted to do something other than obedience in the area and thought we’d have a crack at this new Agility type thing. The first day we put up two jumps and balanced a bit of board on a couple of saw-horses for a table. After two goes at this extensive course, we were all sure we knew everything there was to know about Agility – the last 20+ years or so have been spent learning how wrong we all were!

Since then I have been involved in every area of the sport and have been judging agility for over 18 years at almost every club in NZ.

I was also honoured to have been asked to judge at the Canberra Royal in 2008, the Australian Nationals in 2012 and the NSW Festival of Agility in 2013..
I love judging and witnessing all of the fantastic performances handler’s achieve. It has enabled me to meet some lifelong friends from far and wide.


Recent Shows Judged At



NDTA Christchurch 2001 and 2006

Canberra Royal (Aus) 2008

National Dog Show 2010