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Performance Events


Collies can excel at all performance events..... 





The purpose of agility trials is to demonstrate a dog’s willingness to work with its handler under a variety of conditions, through a course of jumps and obstacles. Agility provides all handlers and dogs the opportunity to participate and experience success  



The purpose of obedience trials is to demonstrate the usefulness of the purebred dog as a companion of man, not merely the dog’s ability to follow specified routines in the obedience ring. The basic objective of obedience trials is to produce dogs that have been trained to behave in the home, in public places, and in the presence of other dogs, in a manner that reflects credit on the sport of obedience.
Obedience trials are a sport and all participants should be guided by the principles of good sportsmanship both inside and outside the ring. All contestants in a class are required to perform the same exercises in substantially the same way so that the relative quality of the various performances may be compared and scored.



The purpose of tracking is to demonstrate the dogs willingness to work with it's handler under a variety of conditions and to follow a defined track, to discriminate scent, and indicate articles.



The purpose of Rally Obedience is to demonstrate a dogs willingness as a companion of mankind, not mainly the dogs ability to follow a specified routine in the ring. Dogs who participate in Rally are dogs who have been trained and conditioned to behave in the home, in public places , and in the presence of other dogs.
Dogs in Rally should demonstrate willingness and enjoyment. To that end the handlers may use praise, encouragement and petting throughout the rally course.



Flyball races match two teams of four dogs each, racing side by side over a 51 foot long course. Each dog must run in relay fashion down the jumps, trigger a Flyball box, releasing the ball, retrieve the ball, and return over the jumps. The next dog is released to run the course but can't cross the start/finish line until the previous dog has returned over all 4 jumps and reached the start/finish line. The first team to have all 4 dogs finish the course without error wins the heat.


Scent Hurdling......

Scent Hurdle Races have two teams, with four handlers and four dogs racing on each team. The course set-up is similar to flyball.

Before the race each handler touches a dumbbell for their dog. Then the dogs race, at the same time, over a series of four hurdles.

At the end of the hurdles each dog must retrieve a scented and numbered dumbbell, from a square platform, and then return over the same hurdles. The platform is divided in quadrants, with each section containing a dumbbell. The proper dumbbell is the one scented by the handler touching it before the race.

Scent Hurdle


As a sport, canine draft work can be done by almost any breed, including rescue dogs and mixed breeds. The primary requirements are that the dog needs to be sound of body and in good health, he needs to perform well in basic obedience work, and the size of the draft equipment and the weight to be pulled must be in proportion to the size and strength of the dog. Most medium to large sized dogs can haul practical loads. However, even breeds as small as the Papillon have been trained to do draft work, pulling modified toy dump trucks for carts