By Lynn Hayner | Posted: November 2, 2014, 8 a.m. PST
Almost any breed and any-sized dog can enjoy agility; dogs compete in various height divisions. Small dogs are also allowed more time to finish the course. And when big dogs like a Great Danes takes center stage, they’re crowd pleasers for sure.
It’s hard for any dog lover to imagine a breed simply becoming extinct. But decades ago, dogs fell into favor largely due to their purpose: If a breed fulfilled a need of the times, they were in demand; when those needs changed or shifted, the breed either died out or evolved.
The black-and-tan coloration of the Gordon is distinctive among setters. It is an adept sporting dog, being skilled at locating game, and is also an impressive sight in the show ring. Puppies are slow to mature, however, and appear rather uncoordinated.