What dogs tend to fare well in agility?
Dog breeds in the herding group tend to fare well in canine agility testing. These breeds are quick and attentive, ready to listen to commands, react obediently, and maneuver through obstacles with speed and accuracy. These dog breeds feel a natural urge to complete tasks and do well when guided by handlers. The herding group is made up of dog breeds that are quick, muscular, and adaptable.
Examples of dogs that tend to fare well in agility are the Beauceron, Australian Cattle Dog, Australian Shepherd, Bearded Collie, Belgian Sheepdog, Border Collie, Briard, and Pembroke Welsh Corgi. These dogs are all well-balanced, keen, alert, eager to please and versatile. These dog breeds are known to do particularly well when tested at formal canine agility competitions.
All dog breeds are able to compete in canine agility testing, but there are some dog breeds that are just better at agility testing than others based on build, skills and personality. Dogs that do well in canine agility competitions normally all have a high level of self-confidence, motivation and drive to compete and please their owners, high energy, focus and athletic ability.