Stubby Dogs = Super Dogs

October 6, 2011  

It’s no surprise that pit bull type dogs hold the most UKC Super Dog titles

By Sara Enos

There are currently 61 dogs that have earned the UKC title Super Dog; of those 61, 34 are pit bull type dogs.

Being a Super Dog takes agility, determination, strong will, great athletic ability and concentrated focus on the task at hand. All of these characteristics are common among pit bull type breeds, such as the American Pit Bull Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier.

Earning this achievement status from the United Kennel Club is no easy feat. There are five UKC all-breed events that a dog must earn a title in: conformation, obedience, agility, rally obedience and weight pull. There are 367 breeds currently recognized by the United Kennel Club, all of which are eligible to compete.

The UKC events are designed for dogs that perform well as opposed to judging a dog solely based on confirmation. Temperament plays a big role and, as pit bull owners know, it is important to cultivate our dogs’ winning personalities to encourage great breed ambassadors.

It comes as no surprise that the American Pit Bull Terrier regularly holds a spot in the top five dog breeds and performs so well as to earn this impressive number of Super Dog titles.

The same qualities that make our all-American breeds such great family dogs also make for talented Super Dogs.

About the author: Sara Enos is a longtime pit bull enthusiast who is dedicated improving the image of pit bull type dogs. She is the founder of the American Pit Bull Foundation, an organization with a focus on responsible breed ownership through education, programming and assistance. As a pit bull guardian, rescuer and advocate, she strongly believes that good family dogs and strong breed ambassadors start with responsible owners that work towards cultivating the human-canine bond. Though Sara is a dog lover in general, the bully breeds hold the top spot in her heart.

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One Response to “Stubby Dogs = Super Dogs”
  1. LauraProwicz says:

    what were the other dog breeds and how many of each?