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One of my favorite aspects of this dog show is that there is always agility competition during the show. If conformation is about making sure dogs are physically healthy then agility is about making sure a dog can be a dog. In agility we see dogs honed. All the crazy things we see our dogs do that amaze us but are often one offs are taken to a new level during agility…. Read More

The Shetland Sheepdog. Shetland Sheepdogs are super athletic little dogs. I have watched Shetland Sheepdogs make quick work of many agility courses. Shetland Sheepdogs seem to be one of the breeds most frequently entered in agility competitions and when you see them perform you can understand why. When you watch a dog compete in agility sometimes everything happens so fast that you can’t really notice the details. That is one thing I… Read More

The Rhodesian Ridgeback. I love Rhodesian Ridgebacks. For me they are just about the perfect combination of size and agility. The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a large dog that is also strong and muscular looking. But not only that they can get around and move. I love that they are known for being dogs that guard animals against lions. As a runner the fact that they have a great deal of endurance is… Read More

Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen (PBGV) One of the few breeds of dogs I have probably photographed more during agility than in the dog show ring. I don’t know if there are just always a few of them at the conformation event and more at the agility event. Or am I just missing them at conformation and getting lucky to see them at agility. It seems so odd to me, because when you… Read More

The Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever. I often think about finding a dog that I can run with. So part of the key to that is finding a dog that likes to be active. And it is important to find a dog that is trainable. Watching the Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever move through an agility course demonstrates taht this breed has both of those qualities. As evidenced by the mud spattered all over… Read More

The Norwegian Buhund. This is a really fun look at a dog moving through the agility course. The Norwegian Buhund is running right towards the camera. The view from the camera is right over the top of a tunnel obstacle on the agility course. You can see the Norwegian Buhund running towards it. The Norwegian Buhund has just completed the teeter totter obstacle and is leaping off of that and onto the… Read More

The Labrador Retriever. Not sure I need to say much about the Labrador Retriever. Most of us have a pretty good mental image of a Labrador Retriever. The Labrador Retriever has been the most popular breed in America for 30 years according the to AKC. The representation of a Labrador Retriever that I always conjure is a happy go lucky dog. A dog that was always looking for a fun time. Just… Read More

The German Shorthair Pointer is an active and agile dog. Very fitting that they are amongst the sporting group in the AKC. I love the active aspect of a German Shorthair Pointer. I am always looking for a dog that I could run with and this is a dog I could imagine sharing the joy of running with. The look of the German Shorthair Pointer breed is also something that I really… Read More

When I watch dogs competing in agility sometimes I think my dog might like that. Or maybe I could get my dog to do that. Then I watch the dogs run up and over the “A” frame obstacle. And I think to myself there is no way our one dog would ever do that. We can’t even get him to walk on hard floors or use stairs. He would never run up… Read More

The Boston Terrier is a pretty small dog. Although small the Boston Terrier does seem to have a pretty well proportioned body. The only feature other than its size that sets the Boston Terrier apart from many other dog breeds is how its nose is mostly flat and smooshed in against the front of its face. I love watching dogs run agility courses. Agility competition is even more interesting when there is… Read More