|What is Flyball?
Flyball is a dog team relay race between two teams that was invented in California in the late 70's. Each Flyball team consists of 4 dogs, 4 handlers and a Boxloader. A team can also have two alternates. The objective of the race is to have each dog jump the hurdles, get the ball and return over the hurdles faster than the other team. The first team to send and return all four dogs, without error, wins the heat. Each race consists of 4 or 5 heats.An error free run consists of:
Missed jumps, dropped balls, bad entry, etc. would all require the dog to rerun the course after the remainder of the dogs on the team have finished.
Course technical information:
Flyball dogs are registered with the North American Flyball Association (NAFA), and accumulate points that earn them titles. All breeds and mixed breeds are welcome in Flyball!
The number of points earned depends on how fast your team finishes the race.
The number of points needed to earn each Flyball Title are:
Tournaments are usually organized in either a double elimination or round-robin format. Each team has a seed time, and the tournament is divided into several divisions, with the teams in each division having similar seed times.
For more information on Flyball history and rules, please visit the North American Flyball Association (NAFA) website at: http://www.flyball.org
|About Online K9|
Flyball is a fast-paced and exciting sport to play...
and a really fun spectator sport!