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Sadie's Agility Pictures                                                     Copper's Agility Pictures

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Karl

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Agility

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Sadie's Agility Pictures                                                     Copper's Agility Pictures

There are many organizations that have agility programs.  All of them vary to different extents.  Mixed breeds can compete in all of the organizations but the AKC.  Of all the things a person and their dog can compete in, agility is by far the most mixed breed friendly one.

My dogs have a blast doing agility.  I think it has helped Sadie's confidence.  She is slow and accurate but she is getting faster and maintaining the accuracy she started with.  And I can actually think about where I'm going when I'm running her.

Copper on the other hand is control challenged.  He definitely has the speed but lacks the control and accuracy that Sadie has.  He has too much fun on the course.

They both have earned their U-AGII titles through the UKC.  Unfortunately UKC agility hasn't started in this area yet so we have to travel for those shows.

Sadie earned her S-NAC-V, O-NJC-V, and O-NGC-V in NADAC before I retired her.  Copper has earned his NAC, NJC, and NGC in NADAC.  We've entered a few USDAA trials but have yet to qualify.  It might increase our chances if I would remember that there is a table in the courses.

To learn more about the different styles of agility check out the following websites.

United Kennel Club

United States Dog Agility Association

North American Dog Agility Council

American Mixed Breed Obedience Registry

American Kennel Club
I'm only including the AKC site because mixes can earn AKC comparable agility titles through AMBOR by earning qualifying scores in AKC style fun matches.

Dog Patch
Great site with tons of dog sport related information.  Also has a schedule of upcoming trials.

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