I'm not asking this because I want to jump either of my dogs... I'm simply curious.
I've seen a lot of people lately saying that it is extremely dangerous for any dog to jump any higher than their shoulder height. Now of course there are breeds of dogs that this would definitely be correct for... but what about the more athletic dogs with light builds like Kelpies, working border collies and poodles (try stopping a poodle from jumping!) among other breeds.
Surely If done correctly and the dog is fit, it would be fine for these lighter breeds to jump over their shoulder height? Working dogs must jump over shoulder height when they jump on the back of sheep or over fences in yards and such... Even police dogs (GSD's and Malinois) surely they would find themselves in positions where they'd be jumping over their shoulder height...
Is it really that dangerous to do so? I've always thought the Kelpie high jump competitions are cool, and the dogs always look so willing and able to do it. I wouldn't make Koda do things like that because he's clumsy and heavy, but I reckon Dodge could do it, especially back in her younger days!