The ISAC (International Sheltie Agility Championship) is an Agility competition, based on the FCI Agility Regulations of 2012. All National Member Organisations of the FCI or National Organisations with a close relationship to the FCI are invited to participate in this event. All competitors have to be citizens of the country which they represent, or they must have their main residence there.

Each handler is allowed to compete with max. 2 dogs. The competition is open to all Shetland Sheepdogs (Small, medium and large) with pedigree and competing in their own country in A2 or A3 grade.
Beside the ISAC competition, a separate competition will be held for Shelties competing in grade A1.

Three categories exist

Small: for dogs measuring less than 35 cm at the withers
Medium: for dogs measuring 35 cm or more and less than 43 cm at the withers
Large: for dogs measuring 43 cm or more at the withers

Jump heights:

  • Small 30 cm
  • medium 40 cm
  • large 60 cm


The online registration starts on April 1 at 8:00 AM Central European Time. Registration fee has to be paid maximum 4 weeks after confirmation. In case of more registrations than competition places, as much as possible amount of countries will be accepted. Cancellation is possible before October 9 with 100% repayment.

The prize giving will be held every day aprox. 15 minutes after the last run of the day.

Day 1
• Agility team
• Jumping team

Day 2
• Jumping individual
• Agility individual

Day 3
• Open Jumping individual
• Agility individual finals

Selection for finals


Small Final A1

For small and medium A1 the first 3 places of every individual course ranking will select for the final. For large category, it will only be the first place of every individual course.

A1 Small A1 Medium A1 Large
Agility Friday 1-3 1-3 1
Jumping Friday 1-3 1-3 1
Agility Saturday 1-3 1-3 1
Jumping Saturday 1-3 1-3 1
Jumping Sunday 1-3 1-3 1


ISAC Final (A2 & A3)

The grand ISAC final will be held for selected participants of A2 and A3. Selections will only be possible on individual courses, not on the team runs. If one handler selects in both runs, the next handler in place from the overall ranking will select as well. If there are countries who are not represented in the final by selection at the courses, then the best handler of that country will run the final too.

A2 Small A2 Medium A2 Large
Agility Saturday 1-4 1-4 1
Jumping Saturday 1-4 1-4 1
Overall 1-3 1-3 1
A3 Small A3 Medium A3 Large
Agility Saturday 1-7 1-7 1
Jumping Saturday 1-7 1-7 1
Overall 1-3 1-3 1
Open Jumping Sunday (A2 & A3) 1-5 1-5 1

Ranking and selections

The ISAC competition will follow the FCI rules:
A.  For every course, the finals included, the ranking for each dog is based on:

  1. Total faults;
  2. Course faults;
  3. Running time

A disq will have no ranking.

A.  For the team competition, the best 3 results on the agility small, agility medium/large, jumping small and jumping medium/large separately will be counted together. The ranking per team is based on:

  1. Sum of disq
  2. Sum of total faults
  3. Sum of course faults
  4. Sum of time

B. For the ISAC best team (small and medium/large) the results on agility and jumping are counted together (6 results). The ranking per team is based on:

  1. Sum of disq
  2. Sum of total faults
  3. Sum of course faults
  4. Sum of time

C. For the selection “Best Overall” and “Best of country” the results of the individual agility and the individual jumping (Saturday) are counted together for each individual dog. The ranking for each dog is based on:

  1. Sum of disq
  2. Sum of total faults
  3. Sum of course faults
  4. Sum of time


International Sheltie Agility Championship