Can any size dog do agility?
On T.V. agility competitions, you see a lot of Border Collies. But can any size dog advance the ranks in agility? Absolutely. Because dogs compete against other dogs in their own “height division”, all size dogs have a chance! This is an old article, but in January USA today featured an article about “Plummer”, the squatty bulldog that made it as far as the AKC Invitational, which was aired on Animal Planet. In fact, more than 133 breeds competed, representing only the best of the best. I tried to find a video of Plummer on YouTube for you to watch, but couldn’t find one. But I did find a video of “Harley”, another agility-loving bulldog. It appears the bars on the jump are set too low (he’s more walking over the jump than jumping), but its cute to watch. Enjoy!
I’m curious. Do any of you have very small or very large breed dog doing agility? Do you have any unique challenges in your training, or with the equipment? Click on “comments” in the upper corner to comment, or read other people’s comments. This is YOUR community!