Activities


Animated Running Dalmatian

 

 

Agility Trials
Test a dog's ability to handle different obstacles.

Agility Trials

Canine Freestyle
Canine Freestyle is a choreographed performance with music, illustrating the training and joyful relationship of a dog and handler team.

Canine Freestyle Federation, INC.

Conformation
Evaluate how well a dog conforms to its breed standard (how the dog should look, move and behave). Every breed has its own breed standard. For more information check out Showing .

Conformation

 

Flyball

Flyball Links
Flygility
Houston Flyball Association
North American Flyball Association, Inc.
Play Ball! Canine Flyball, That Is
UK Flyball
What is Flyball?


Flyball graphic

 

Frisbee

Flying Disc

 

Obedience Trials

Test how well a dog responds to commands.

United States Dog Obedience & Agility Championships
Obedience Trials - The sport of obedience

 

Road Trial
Test a dog ability to coach. Dalmatians only.

DCA Road Trial rules 

 

Search and Rescue
Uses a dog's senses and ability to find people.

National Association for Search and Rescue
Search and Rescue

Service/Therapy Dogs

Canine Assistants
Service Dogs and Other Animals
Getting Involved in Therapy

 

Tracking Tests
Test how well a dog can find something by using its sense of smell.


AKC Tracking Regulations
Craig Green's Tracking Articles
Tracking
The Tracking Page
Tracking Guide

 

Hiking/Backpacking

Hiking and Backpacking
Hiking with your Dog

 

Hunting Tests & Field Trials
Test a dog's ability to perform and hunt in the field.

Getting Started In Field Events

Lure Coursing Tests & Trials
Test a dog's ability to chase an object.

Herding Tests & Trials
Test a dog's ability to herd livestock.

Earthdog Trials
Test a dog's ability to chase vermin from underground. This test is mainly for terriers and smaller breeds of dogs.

Regulations for Earthdog Tests

 

Not all AKC registered purebred dogs are eligible to compete in every event. Certain breeds were bred to perform certain tasks. Certain events were then created to test their ability to perform those tasks.


Links


Canine Eventing is one of the fastest growing of all the canine sports today. Originally started in Great Britain, it is patterned after the Equestrian Three Day Event.
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