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What is high jumping dog?
Most dog agility exhibitions and competitions include high jumping hurdle contests where dogs leap over obstacles that are raised in two-inch increments. Dogs are allowed two attempts to clear each hurdle. They are disqualified from the competition if they cannot clear the hurdle without knocking off the bar.
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What breeds are the best at high jumping?
Many small dog breeds excel in jumping heights bigger than their size. However, world records for the highest dog jumps are held by medium- to large-size breeds, such as:
- Border Collies
- Belgian Malinois
- Australian Cattle Dogs
- German Shepherd Dogs
Are there competitions?
Herding, agility, and dock diving competitions are three common dog sports featuring high jump events. Some competitions include:
How do I train my dog for high jumping competitions?
The best place to start training is by ensuring your dog is obedient, in excellent health, and follows basic commands, such as lie down, sit, stay, and come. Following these instructions will benefit your dog while you are training him to become a high jumping dog. Training for jumping competitions increases a dog's physical health, endurance, and coordination. It also indirectly enhances his behavior.
How high are the dog jumps?
Competition heights range from eight inches to three feet and above, based on the size of your dog. There are several programs in show competitions with varying height divisions, making opportunities available for all sizes of dogs to compete.
Are there clubs or organizations?
- Ultimate Air Dogs
- United Kennel Club (UKC)
- American Kennel Club (AKC)
- Dog-On-It Agility Club of Central Florida
- United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA)