I do agility with my 4 year old labrador retriever Farlie, and I have grown to love the sport so much. Me and Farlie train every day mostly and have a lot of equipment. We haven't competed so she is grade 1 however she can do g 5/6 courses. I have really grown to love this sport and its my dream to compete in crufts and top level agility. I am aware that this wont be possible with a labrador retriever as they do not have the flexibility or speed of a collie, and try as I might I cannot persuade my parents to get me a collie. I will be entering some very small for fun competitions so I can have some competing experience but my question is should I try to progress up the grades with Farlie or just keep practising in training and at home so I can gain agility experience and skills for when I am old enough to get a collie.She is 4 years old now and because this years agility season is ruined because of coronavirus we will only have a few agility seasons to compete in until she will have to retire. Also I get quite easily stressed out so going to big competitions might not be a good idea if Farlie wont even be successful. Also it wont be fair to expect her to compare her to speedy collies. She is a very small pedigree lab weighing only 23ish kg but she is the fittest healthiest lab I have met. So should I follow my dreams and try to go up the grades and try to win big competitions or should I keep quietly training at home for 5 years until I can finally get a collie and be properly successful in the sport I love.