AKC Agility Photos
The Biewer Terrier began it’s journey as a Yorkshire Terrier in the mid-80’s. They’re very much like the Yorkie, but with the parti coloration.
Let’s take a look at the AKC agility field where the dogs and their trainers compete.
I watched dozens of trainers walk the field prior to the events, walking the same route their dogs would take, arms out, guiding them. I swear, it looked like dozens of people walking invisible dogs.
The dogs were in agility dog heaven. Even dogs which knocked down poles or went the wrong way, being immediately disqualified, were ecstatic. The trainers always finished the route with the dog, even if they were disqualified at the beginning. It’s about the dogs. They got all the way to this level and have every reason to be proud of themselves. They live to run and jump. Take a look.
All of the dogs were moving at top speed. It was glorious to watch.
The weave poles are my favorite part of the agility field. That Papillon was moving through them like water rushing over a cliff. It’s beauty in motion, people. If you EVER have the chance to attend an agility trial, do it! Take your camera. Take a zoom lens.
The weave poles baffle me. How on earth do those dogs move through them so quickly? They bend and move like lightning! Tiny or large, all of the dogs whip though them. It’s my favorite. Seriously. Look.
The other beautiful thing about AKC agility is that dogs don’t have to be purebred. And the ones which aren’t are not called mutts. Mixed breed dogs are All American. They also don’t need to be neutered or spayed.
So that’s my experience at the AKC National Agility Trials. Thank you for riding along!
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