"Gentlemen, start your engines!

Racing lights begin to blink - Yellow Yellow Green -

And they are off!

No, it's not a drag race you've come to see, it's a dog race! A Flyball dog race!

Welcome to our wonderful world of dog sports!

Flyball is a team sport for dogs that was invented in California in the late 70's. From facts gleaned, Herbert Wagner showed it first on the Johnny Carson Show. Soon, dog trainers and dog clubs all over American and Europe were racing. The North American Flyball Association (NAFA) was formed in the '80s. There are several international associations as well.

Flyball is a relay race with 4 dogs on a team. The course consists of a starting line, 4 hurdles spaced 10 feet apart and a box. The first hurdle is 6 feet from the start line and the box is 15 feet from the last hurdle for a 51 foot overall length. The dogs jump the hurdles and step on a spring loaded box that shoots out a tennis ball. The dog catches the tennis ball and then runs back over the 4 hurdles. When the dog crosses the starting line the next dog goes. The first team to have all 4 dogs run without errors wins the heat.

Presently, the fastest time is 16.06 seconds by Instant Replay from Ontario, Canada.

Come on in our site, meet our dogs and their handlers. We're here to have fun, we hope you have fun too! We are constantly updating our site, so if something's not quite right, come back tomorrow and check again!

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