Dog Sports Links

General sport resources

Links referring to multiple dog sports, or to dog sports in general.

  • Cynophylia: Flyball and Agility Dutch certification board (in Dutch)
  • Dog sports (Wikipedia entry)
  • Diverse dog sports: Sport possibilities for your dog in the Netherlands (in Dutch)
  • FHN (Federatie Hondensports Nederland, Dutch Dog Sports Federation) Point of information for dog sports in the Netherlands (in Dutch)
  • KNJV (Vereniging van Keurmeesters op Kynologisch Gebied in Nederland, Dutch Society of Dog Competition Judges)

Purely for fun

Agility-type sports

Agility

Broad Agility (Breitensport)

  • Breitensport: aka ‘Broad Agility': Point of contact for schools and competitions in the Netherlands (in Dutch)

Flyball

  • Cynophylia: Point of contact for schools and competitions in the Netherlands (in Dutch)
  • Flyball: Wikipedia entry

Frisbee

Obedience

Working dogs (can be fun too!)

  • Werkhondentraining: Short definition of many working dog sports and their rules in the Netherlands (in Dutch)

Herding (Schapendrijven, aka Sheepdog trials)

Hunting

General hunting dogs resources

Links dealing with multiple hunting dog disciplines or with hunting dogs in general.

  • Jachthonden commissie Apeldoorn (hunting dogs training): Training school (in Dutch)
  • Jachthonden startpagina: Links portal leading to countless Dutch websites related to hunting dogs.
  • KNJV (Koninklijke Nederlandse Jagersvereniging, Royal Dutch Hunters Society): Includes a point of contact for gun dog and hunting dog schools and competitions in the Netherlands (in Dutch)

Flushing

Gundogs

Scent-tracking

Mushing

Protection

Internationale Prufungs Ordnung (IPO): meaning “International Regulatory Examinations”

  • IPO: Article about IPO by Hondensporten (in Dutch)
  • IPO: Article about IPO by the Duitse Herder Vereniging (in Dutch)

Police dogs

  • KNPV: Dutch Police Dog Association
  • You’re under arrest (by Canis bonus): Blog article about a KNPV certification event (short version)
  • You’re under arrest (by Canis bonus): Blog article about a KNPV certification event (detailed version)

Mondioring

  • Mondioring: Very young canine sport. Involves advanced obedience exercises and an element of defense work. Fun for dog and owner play a central role in this sport.

Shutzhund

This sport covers tracking, obedience and protection (not just protection). It originated in Germany, where it is still used as a compulsory test to allow German Shepherds to breed.

Search and rescue

Water rescue

  • Splash! (by Canis bonus) Blog article about a water rescue club in the Netherlands. Mainly for Newfoundlanders.
Last updated Dec 2014