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What is Agility?

Agility was first demonstrated in the 1978 Crufts show. The Kennel Club, the official kennel club of the United Kingdom was the first organization to recognize agility as an official sport in 1980 at the Crufts show. Agility brought a new atmosphere at the show and rapidly grew from there. 

It was not until 1986 when it was introduced into the United States under title of the U.S Dog Agility Association.

According to AKC, Agility is a rapid growing dog sport in the United States, with over 1 million entries to the AKC’s program each year. Dogs race against a clock as they navigate an obstacle course with strong concentration and speed. Whether you just want to have fun exercising with your dog, or want to go further and enter an Agility competition, get ready for a fast-paced, rewarding experience that will get you and your dog in the best shape of your lives!

Agility is an AKC Companion event that is open to all dogs, whether purebred or mixed breed. For more information go to

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