Descriptions of BT Activities
There are many things that Border Terriers can be involved in as far as dog activities. They are
a very versatile breed.
Earthdog is a sport designed for small terriers and dachshunds. It gives people and their
dogs a safe taste of what the dogs were originally bred to do, work quarry in small tunnels.
Border Terriers are both hardy and sensitive dogs. They have been successfully used as Therapy dogs,
helping all sorts of people, elderly, children, and disaster victims to be able to live their lives a
Breed shows are the shows where dogs are paraded around a ring in front of a judge. The judge
must then determine which of these dogs best represents the breed as far as what the breed
should look like.
Dog Agility allows the Border Terrier to test his speed, agility, and dexterity on, over,
and through many different obstacles.
Dog Obedience gives a chance for the dog and owner to show partnership as the dog responds
to owner commands.
Rally Obedience is a more informal and faster paced version of regular Dog
Tracking allows the Border Terrier to use their nose to find dropped items.
Flyball is a fast, exciting, noisy sport. It is basically a relay race for dogs and the dogs
that do it love it.
Nosework or scent work is when a dog finds a particular odor in many different situations. Border Terriers love it.
Get the rats! Search through hay bales to find the tube or tubes with the rat.