BFA is the governing body for one of the fastest growing dog
sports in the UK.
Flyball is a fun sport for your dog, any dog any age any
size, if your dog is fit enough it can play Flyball. There
are Starter Classes that your dog can compete in from the
age of 12 months, but it has to be at least 18 months old
to compete in a BFA Sanctioned Tournament, this is in the
best interests of their long-term health. Flyball is a team
sport, from a squad of up to 6 you can select 4 dogs to run
in a heat. It is a relay race, with 4 dogs and their owners
in the team for the heat. The dogs race against another team
in another lane, over 4 hurdles, retrieve a ball from the
Box at the end of the lane and back over the 4 hurdles, then
the next dog goes. The winning team is the first to get all
4 dogs to complete without any faults.
is the fastest growing dog sport in this country. It is a
worldwide sport, with regular European Championships. Flyball
is played in America, Canada, Japan, Australia, and many European
There are many Tournaments throughout the year, indoors and
outdoors across the country. There are two seasons Winter
and Summer, but Flyball Tournaments run all year round. Mainly
run in Divisions using seeding times to make the racing competitive.
Usually run with electronic starting, timing and fault lighting.
Running in these competitions gives your dog BFA points, depending
on the time that your team runs, and points really do mean
are Open Competitions, which means that all Teams can compete
with any Dogs. Multibreed is a popular event, 4 Dogs in each
Team, of different Breeds, only one of which can be a Border
collie or Working Sheepdog. There is a Multibreed Championship
and the BFA Multibreed Team of the year award. Entry to these
Tournaments may be limited due to restrictions and logistics.
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