Bearded Collies were born to excel at agility. Whether you just take classes for fun and exercise or head into full-on competition, you’ll marvel at the sheer spectacle of your best friend flying through the air, coat aloft, a huge Beardie grin on his/her face. No one takes a beautiful agility photo quite like a Beardie.

It’s not just for the souvenir photos, though. Agility builds trust and teamwork between you and your dog. It gives the dog body awareness — as well as something to do with all that energy. Plus — let’s face it — it gets you both off the couch and gives you something to do with all those spare weekends, right?

BCCA sponsors multiple AKC agility trials each year. In addition, some Affiliate Clubs sponsor their own AKC agility trials. See the Event Calendar for trial dates, or visit the Affiliate Clubs’ individual websites for more information about the regional events.

Agility Articles

Here’s a list of agility-related articles that you might find helpful.

BAD! (Beardie Agility Diehards)

BAD logo by Gretchen Blackburn from a photo by Bill Newcomb.

BAD logo by Gretchen Blackburn from a photo by Bill Newcomb.

Of course, if you’re doing agility with a Beardie, you’ll want to join BAD (Beardie Agility Diehards). Since 1997, BAD has served as the keeper of all knowledge of Beardies in agility. The BAD website contains bios and photos of agility Beardies, articles and advice, titles and awards, information on AKC agility as well as USDAA, NADAC, CPE, UKC, AAC, and other agility venues around the world. BAD also maintains the BeardieAgility Yahoo group.

BAD hosts a dinner for agility competitors, BAD members, friends, and fans at every National Specialty. For more information about the BAD Dinner, see the schedule on the National Specialty website.