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SMALL BREEDS  Breed Overview  Let’s hear it for the micro breeds . They deserve more credit. That includes Yorkies, Pekinese, Pomeranians, Hanvanese, Maltese, Chihuahuas and many others. Most are healthy, long-lived little dogs, with an eagerness to please and the smarts to master any trick in the book. Care should be taken not to spoil them. Like any dog, without rules and bounderies, these little canines will develop some resource guarding habits (including their owners).     SCHNAUZERS  Breed Overview  This versitile terrier come in three sizes, Miniature, standard and giant. Originally from Germany as ratters and guard dogs, they are great both as a working dog and family pet. The standard variety generally stands about 19 inches at the shoulder, with an average weight of 40 pounds. Though high energy they do tend to be social and easy going.      BORDER COLLIE    Breed Overview  A herding breed generally standing 18 to 22 inches at the shoulder and weighing 28 to 48 pounds. Coat: rough or smooth, medium length, course outer coat and soft undercoat. Coloration varies but usually bicolor, tricolor or red merle. Fairly long-lived 10 to 17 years with an intelligent, energetic, keen, athletic personality. Scottish origin.     MIXED BREED  Breed Overview  Mixed breeds are steeped in history. With more than one breed in its bloodline, their ancestors are often a variety of two or more dogs. While a mixed breed dog’s lineage might be unknown, a designer dog’s line can generally be traced back, such as a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle combined to produce a Labradoodle.       AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD  Breed Overview  A herding breed generally standing 18 to 22 inches at the shoulder and weighing 50 to 60 pounds. Coat: smooth, medium length, course outer coat and soft undercoat. Coloration varies but tricolor, blue or red merle most popular. Fairly long-lived 12 to 15 years with an intelligent, energetic, keen, athletic personality. Origin likely Basque region of Spain.      JACK RUSSELL TERRIER  Breed Overview  A hunting breed generally standing 13 or 14 inches at the shoulder and weighing 12 to 18 pounds. Coat: wiry or smooth, short length. Coloration varies but predominantly white with large round patches Long-lived 13 to 17 years with an intelligent, energetic, keen, athletic personality with a high prey drive. British origin.
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AGILITY is a dog sport in which a handler

directs a dog through an obstacle course,

marking for time and accuracy. Dogs run off

leash and the handler's control is limited to voice,

movement, and various body signals, aiming at

precision and speed.

COMPETITIVE OBEDIENCE is a sport in

which a handler directs the dog through a series

of highly structured behaviours demonstrating

control, accuracy and precision on the part of

both dog and their person.

FLY BALL is a relay dog sport where teams of dogs race against each other from a start/finish line, over several hurdles, to a box that releases a tennis ball by a spring-loaded pad. Once the ball is caught the dog returns to handler with the ball which triggers the next canine team member to start. DISC DOG is a competitive partnership sport where dogs and their human Frisbee throwers compete in distance catching and freestyle choreographed catching routines. The sport highlights the bond between owner and dog. HERDING SPORTS in the traditional style of herding the handler is allowed to move with the dog throughout the field. Herding sheep over, in and through objects such as bridges, funnels and pens are all included in what would be asked of the dog. RETRIEVER TRIALS dogs are judged on style, ability to take direction from handler, and retrieval to hand using game both insight and hidden from view. Retrieval is tested both on land and from water.
COMMON SPORTS

DOG SPORT

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AGILITY is a dog sport in which a handler

directs a dog through an obstacle course,

marking for time and accuracy. Dogs run off

leash and the handler's control is limited to

voice, movement, and various body signals,

aiming at precision and speed.

COMPETITIVE OBEDIENCE is a sport in

which a handler directs the dog through a series

of highly structured behaviours demonstrating

control, accuracy and precision on the part of

both dog and their person.

FLY BALL is a relay dog sport where teams of dogs race against each other from a start/finish line, over several hurdles, to a box that releases a tennis ball by a spring-loaded pad. Once the ball is caught the dog returns to handler with the ball which triggers the next canine team member to start. DISC DOG is a competitive partnership sport where dogs and their human Frisbee throwers compete in distance catching and freestyle choreographed catching routines. The sport highlights the bond between owner and dog. HERDING SPORTS in the traditional style of herding the handler is allowed to move with the dog throughout the field. Herding sheep over, in and through objects such as bridges, funnels and pens are all included in what would be asked of the dog. RETRIEVER TRIALS dogs are judged on style, ability to take direction from handler, and retrieval to hand using game both insight and hidden from view. Retrieval is tested both on land and from water.
COMMON SPORTS