The beloved dogs who played on our teams and who are retired or no longer with us.
Mr. Peabody was a tri-colored rough coated Border Collie bred at Marshall
Kennels in Illinois. He came to Flyball as a means to "tire him
out". Peabody came to Flyball racing as an older dog, when he
was four, and he loved it immediately. While practicing Agility since
he was three, he only started competing at six. He was a
"once in a lifetime dog": smart, fast, agile, sweet, and
Jake is the leader of the Flydogs pack and loves to play flyball.
His favorite activity is to spin and bark and get everyone excited.
Jake is a miracle flyball dog, returning to competition after two
serious injuries after accidents with Tessa and Kegan. His tender
sheltie bones do not handle the rough housing of Border Collies and
Australian Shepherds. Jake is a once in a lifetime dog.
Tessa entered my life in December of 1993 when I adopted her from
a Rescue Organization in Michigan. Tessa was in poor condition and
had a long recovery road ahead of her to become a confident dog. Tessa
overcame many problems to become a reliable flyball dog. She is semi-retired
now, but still enjoys playing flyball, although her favorite game
will always be swimming after tennis balls. Tessa is a prime example
of what patience, love and time can achieve with a rescued dog.