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What are the best dogs races for obidience competition?

pick
April 7th, 2011, 09:15 AM
What are the best dogs races for obidience competition?

hazelrunpack
April 7th, 2011, 02:22 PM
I've seen a lot of different breeds in obedience competitions, even English setters, which are not necessarily known for their focus for such things! :laughing: So I think a lot of it is a matter of training, whatever your preferred breed, or mix of breeds (I've seen some very good competitions with mixed breeds as well) is.

pick
April 7th, 2011, 06:06 PM
I've seen a lot of different breeds in obedience competitions, even English setters, which are not necessarily known for their focus for such things! :laughing:.

And who talk about setters by the way? :rolleyes:

hazelrunpack
April 7th, 2011, 07:25 PM
Me. :D I have a bunch of 'em. :lovestruck:

pick
April 8th, 2011, 02:53 PM
Sow we are two!
(just look my avatar and you know it) :D



Well, just like I usually say: theres allways the betters to keep guard, the betters for agility, and in my case: I still looking for the ones more apropriate for obidience.

I'm looking for a dog for to go to the competitions of obidience, any oneelse have another suggestion? :goodvibes::dog:

hazelrunpack
April 8th, 2011, 10:08 PM
Ya, I saw your little Irish! :flirt:

Not sure how events are run in Portugal, but different events here would have different requirements for qualification. For instance, if you want to do the AKC's official events, you must have an AKC registered dog and meet some other criteria. For less formal events, the requirements would be less strict. So maybe check with obedience groups or breed clubs in Portugal and see if they can tell you what the requirements are and what breeds might excel in the level of obedience you'd like to compete at.

Choochi
April 9th, 2011, 11:52 AM
The top ones are usually from the herding family. Border Collies, Ausies, Malinois, GSDs would be some that come to mind.

Luvmypitgirls
April 9th, 2011, 03:27 PM
Ha I was gonna say the best races are in my backyard! Then I seen the word obiedience...:frustrated: which my dogs aren't practicing lately. I think they have cabin fever!;)

:laughing:

pick
April 12th, 2011, 07:41 AM
The top ones are usually from the herding family. Border Collies, Ausies, Malinois, GSDs would be some that come to mind.

What means G.D.S by the way?:confused:

hazelrunpack
April 12th, 2011, 09:36 AM
German Shepherd Dog :)

GalaxiesKuklos
April 13th, 2011, 01:50 PM
http://www.dogsincanada.com/2008-top-obedience-dogs

Here are the numbers for 2008

http://www.dogsincanada.com/pdfs/tod_stats08.pdf

pick
April 13th, 2011, 07:24 PM
http://www.dogsincanada.com/2008-top-obedience-dogs

Here are the numbers for 2008

http://www.dogsincanada.com/pdfs/tod_stats08.pdf


Well that's what exactly what I was looking for! :lightbulb:

Thanks a lot every one! :thumbs up