Top 5 Agility Dog Breeds

Pole weaving, tunnel running, and hurdle leaping are all in a day’s work for the competitive agility dog, as they (and their handlers) race against the clock in hopes of posting the fastest time on the course. All breeds are welcome to participate in the sport, however those best suited for dog agility training tend to be physically active with high energy levels and a desire to please. These five breeds are frequently found at the top of the leaderboard.

1. Border Collie


Quite simply, the Border Collie is a dynamo. In the top 5 agility dog breeds.. Read more about Border Collies.

2. Shetland Sheepdog


Today they’re excellent family companions and superstars in dog sports. Read more about Shetland Sheepdogs.

3. Pembroke Welsh Corgi


Originally bred to herd cattle, sheep, and horses, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an active and intelligent dog breed. These active dogs are in the top 5 agility dog breeds. Read more about Welsh Corgis.

4. Jack Russell Terrier


Developed in England some 200 years ago to hunt foxes, the Jack Russell Terrier, also known as the Parson Russell Terrier, is a lively, independent, and clever little dog. Read more about Jack Russells.

5. Australian Shepherd


If you’ve got a yard, make sure you’ve also got a secure fence that your Aussie can’t dig under or jump over. Read more about Australian Shepherds.

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