Dogs have participated in sports for well over 100 years as a means of identifying the best specimens for carrying out work such as hunting, retrieving, shepherding and ground work. Now dog sports are a popular pastime to not only find good working dogs, but as a recreation for dogs and their owners to participate in.
Beagles excel in a range of dog sports. Being a hunting breed, they have the drive and instincts to participate in many sports. Australia conducts a wide range of dog sports available for beagles.
Some of the sports available in Australia for beagles to participate in include:
- Lure coursing
- Drag hunting
- Dock diving
Contact your local dog association or dog sport club to find out how your beagle can participate in dog sports.