Nope. The Papillon was just the cutest, "big-doggish" little dog I could find. The Border Collie was the logical choice for agility. (I just never knew I'd fall madly in love with the breed! I liked my puppy and his relatives, but I didn't get hooked on BCs until I realized just how brilliant mine was) I believe the dog on "Winn-Dixie" is a Berger Picard?