List of dog sports

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Dog sports
Training a retriever in Schutzhund, a dog sport.

Dog sports are sports in which dogs participate.[1][2][3][4] There are a broad range of activities that may be included under the term. Many of the sports have human interacting with dogs to give direction (e.g., obedience trials, herding trials, and sled dog racing). Other events, such as greyhound racing, have minimal involvement from humans during the competition. Some of the sports are viewed by a wide audience and may be televised, while others are practiced mainly by enthusiasts.


An Alaskan Malamute going over an A-frame during a dog agility competition.


  1. ^ "Try a New Dog Sport This Summer". The Bark. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Dog Sports: Fitness Exercises for Dogs". Purina. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Activities". Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Who Participates in Dog-sporting Events and Why?". Psychology Today. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
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  • Sundance, K. (2010). 101 Ways to Do More With Your Dog: Make Your Dog a Superdog with Sports, Games, Exercises, Tricks, Mental Challenges, Crafts, and Bonding. Beverly, MA: Quarry Books.