Flyball is a fast and exciting team event where four dogs take turns in a relay type race against an opposing team along identical straight courses of four hurdles to catch a ball from the box and return without dropping the ball and in the fastest time. A team normally comprises four dogs and handlers plus two reserves and a ball-loader for the box. Fastest faultless team wins the heat.
The height of the teams’ jumps is governed by the height of the smallest dog in the team and will be between 7 and 14 inches. The only Brittany we know would jump at 12 inches unless there are smaller dogs in the team. Typically there will be six teams in a division based on their qualifying time. Teams run a race of up to five heats against each team in their division so a dog running in every race might be in 15 and up to 25 heats during the day.