How agile are dogs?FamilyPet
Just like humans, dogs can have different levels of agility based on their breed, lifestyle and training. As with humans, a dog’s agility decreases with age and lack of exercise.
A dog’s agility can be tested using a number of different testing exercises, normally part of a larger obstacle course. Some examples of agility tests include leaping hurdles, running through tunnels or crawl spaces and weaving through poles. The dogs who do best on these courses are usually energetic, obedient and in peak physical condition.
The top five most agile dogs are the Border collie, Shetland sheepdog, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Jack Russell Terrier and the Australian sheepdog. These dogs are often used for herding because they are highly intelligent, able to follow complex commands, and extremely agile.