This article first appeared in the Korthals Griffon Club of Great Britain Autumn newsletter. Written by our very own Jamie Gordon, owned by the indomitable Ruby (Korthals Griffon).
I started doing ‘agility’ with my Korthals Griffon - Ruby a couple of years ago now, because it's something that really keeps her physically active and also mentally challenged. We train twice a week with two different clubs - the Severnside Dog Agility club and also with Daybreak Dog Training. We are keen to keep developing her and her attitude to life isn't really suited to obedience training. Ruby is renowned amongst everyone who knows her as always being hugely enthusiastic - this shines through in her agility. During all of her training she always throws herself into it 100% and seems to absolutely love the thrill of jumping over jump after jump or flying over a see-saw. We've entered a few competitions without much formal success yet - one of my fellow trainees said that he judges success as entering the ring with his dog and leaving with it as well - at least we've done that! Most dogs who compete at a Korthals Griffon's height category are collies, who are renowned as being highly intelligent and agile - I think a Korthals Griffon can be a good match!
Jamie Gordon owner & handler of Ruby