Visit these web sites for more This includes conformation showing, obedience, field, agility, and earth dog, among others.
Some breeds are specifically created, others are born to the role. Dachshunds, with their long, low to the ground body, ideally made to fit through an 18″ wide by 15" tall tunnel. “Barn Hunt tests the nose, speed, agility, and sure footedness of dogs that have a history of above-ground vermin hunting,” said Robin Nuttall, founder of the Barn Hunt Association.
Barn Hunt events include a pass/fail instinct class for owners who want to familiarize their dog with the test. Courses are made increasingly difficult by adding more obstacles, additional diversions and more rats to find. There are several types of Barn Hunt titles your dog can earn.
– is a timed 100-yard dash where dogs run one at a time, chasing a lure. It’s over before you know it — and it’s nothing short of awe-inspiring to watch your dog run at top speed, ears back, eyes focused, legs strong. And if your dog is really fast, you might earn bragging rights if his name makes onto our list of top 20 fastest dogs by breed!
Although it is a relatively new sport, its popularity has spread like wildfire. No wonder. According to one AKC official, “The FAST CAT® provides a terrific opportunity to introduce new participants to the world of AKC sports as one of the few events where all that is needed to compete is a dog’s natural instincts.”
Fast CAT is open to all dogs over 12 months of age that have an AKC Number from one of four sources. AKC Registration, AKC Canine Partners, Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) program or Foundation Stock Services (FSS). For more information Click Here
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy - The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is an exciting program designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start. The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program is an incentive program for loving dog owners who have taken the time to take their puppies through a basic training class.
All Breed Conformation Clubs in Virginia (Many have conformation handling classes)
Love on a Leash, LLC - Dog training in the Harrisonburg, VA area.
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