Top Competition Dog Breeds Per Experts

Intelligent, energetic workaholics. Excel at agility and flyball.

Border Collie  

Confident police and military dogs. Natural protectors ideal for Schutzhund.  

German Shepherd  

Eager to please family dogs. Great for obedience and showmanship.

Golden Retriever

Affable, athletic Retrievers. Perform well across multiple sports.

Labrador Retriever

Driven herding dogs. Top performers in IPO and detection sports.

Belgian Malinois

Elegant, adaptable thinkers. Skilled in obedience and agility trials.


Active, animated herders. Premier competition dogs for agility courses.  

Shetland Sheepdog

Top Dog Breeds for Protection