Some breeds of dog are pretty much born to jump over obstacles and run through tunnels.

Most Nimble Dogs: These are the 10 breeds of adorable dog that triumph in agility competitions - including the champion Golden Retriever ๐Ÿ•

If you are thinking about getting a new puppy and fancy trying your hand at the popular canine sport of dog agility, there are a few breeds that will give you a head start.

Thursday, 23rd June 2022, 11:54 am

A huge number of us decided to welcome new puppies into our homes in the last two years โ€“ according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared by nearly eight percent and post-lockdown demand for four-legged friends remains high.

There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so thereโ€™s plenty of thinking to do before you select your familyโ€™s latest addition.

Thereโ€™s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Corenโ€™s book โ€˜The Intelligence of Dogsโ€™ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

One thing to take into consideration is that some dogs are more agile than others โ€“ able to perform tricks, jumps and tasks others would balk at.

These breeds are the ones that often appear in the winners lists of dog agility competitions, where pups are challenged to complete complex obstacle courses.

Here are the 10 most agile breeds of dog.

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