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History of Agility


Clean Run 25th Anniversary - Part 1
The newsletter that began as a labor of love grew into a magazine, camp, store, book and DVD publisher, and online school—and it’s still run by a small group of people who love agility. Since 2020 marks Clean Run’s 25th anniversary, we thought we should take a little trip down memory lane. Here are 25 magazine memories.
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Clean Run 25th Anniversary - Part 2
Clean Run Vol. 1, #7 was the first issue of Clean Run. Read this issue in its entirety.
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Clean Run 25th Anniversary - Part 3
Clean Run Vol. 1, #32 was the first issue of Clean Run published by current Clean Run owner and editor Monica Percival. Read this issue in its entirety.
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Clean Run 25th Anniversary - Part 4
Clean Run Vol. 1, #1 wasn't actually the first issue of the magazine. So confusing, right?! Issue #7 was the real first issue (released in January) and then Bud Houston created #1-#6 in late May of 1995. Read this issue in its entirety.
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Clean Run 25th Anniversary - Part 5
Linda Mecklenburg was a member of the USA World Cup team that competed in Belgium in 1995, so, along with Stuart Mah, they filled two issues analyzing the courses and designing drills based on them. Those were likely the first FCI courses most handlers in the USA had ever seen. Read these issues in their entirety.
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Clean Run 25th Anniversary - Part 6
The three people responsible for creating Clean Run, both the magazine and the business, were interviewed for the magazine in 1997. 
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Clean Run 25th Anniversary - Part 7
Long-time subscriber and contributor Janet Gauntt was the sole contributor to Vol. 1, Issue #16 where she shared how she taught an agility class at her club. Read this issue in its entirety.
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History of Agility, Part 1
Staring at an empty ring at a dog show is boring. Organizers of the Crufts Dog Show in England knew that. So in 1977 committee member John Varley set out to create a different kind of demonstration to fill the time between the end of the obedience championship and the beginning of group judging at England’s biggest dog show.
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History of Agility, Part 2
Staring at an empty ring at a dog show is boring. Organizers of the Crufts Dog Show in England knew that. So in 1977 committee member John Varley set out to create a different kind of demonstration to fill the time between the end of the obedience championship and the beginning of group judging at England’s biggest dog show.
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History of Agility, Part 3
Staring at an empty ring at a dog show is boring. Organizers of the Crufts Dog Show in England knew that. So in 1977 committee member John Varley set out to create a different kind of demonstration to fill the time between the end of the obedience championship and the beginning of group judging at England’s biggest dog show.
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