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Aero

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Breed:  Border Collie Mix
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Birthdate: 12/15/17
Handler: Karen Brandon

Bio:
Aero is a rescue from Northern California Border Collie Rescue, but he was actually born on our friend, Trudy’s farm on Christmas Day.  He and his 7 siblings had the most loving, happy start to life.  We were lucky enough to get pick of the litter and we chose Aero.  He has our Amie’s markings and our Riley’s blue eyes.  He is spunky, eager to learn and fearless.  He loves to tug!  We are starting our flyball training with Aero early and we can’t wait to see what fun adventures he takes us on.  We will introduce him to beach and hiking soon.  His name is fun because we can say Beau and Aero or Aero, el perro!

 

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Chloe

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Handler: Angie Stehlik

 

Bio: 

Coming soon!

 

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Dakota

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Breed:  Mix

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Handler: Erin Hamond

 

Bio: 

Dakota is a 1 1/2 year old rescue dog. She is a Jack Russell/Italian Greyhound mix. She loves Flyball but is still learning how to put it all together. She is a people pleaser who loves attention when she does something right. She has come a long way from getting over her shyness and being afraid of everything. In her spare time she likes to chase birds and bugs and roughhouse with her brother Roscoe. 

 

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Dodge

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Breed:  Welsh Corgi Pembroke

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Handler: Jessica Jones

 

Bio: 

We adopted Dodge at 5 years old after we met him at – of all places – a Flyball demo the team was doing at Relay For Life. We weren’t looking for a second dog but I was instantly smitten by the smiling corgi in the “Adopt Me” vest. The rest is history!

 To meet Dodge is to love him. He LOVES people and will literally sit on your feet to get you to pet him. He’s also a klutz. He made himself a bit infamous at the first Flyball tournament he attended by knocking over the light tree… Dodge is getting his start at Flyball a bit later in life but is making great progress. I’m confident he’ll be racing – preferably without trashing the place – in the not-too-distant future!

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Echo

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Breed:  Australian Cattle Dog
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Handler: Becky Lang

Bio:  
Echo is a 4 year old blue Australian Cattle Dog adopted from a nearby ranch in 2016. She is a newbie to Flyball. The running, balls and jumping come naturally, so conquering the box part of the training will put Flyball together for her. Echo will run a pre-flight in April. Echo never met a ball or disk she didn’t love and the folks who throw them for her become friends.

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Ember

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Breed:  Golden Retriever

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Handler: Bobbi Prilaman

 

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Ember is the younger sister to Scarlett. She is a tough, very athletic, confident, crazy little girl. Ember loves playing with her older golden sisters, Scarlett, 4 yrs old, and Gracie, 9 yrs old.

She is loving learning to play flyball and I am having so much fun training her.

She loves to play ball, play in her water bowl, go to the beach, and wrestle with whoever will play with her.

Ember will also be learning Rally, Agility, and Pet Therapy along with her flyball. She has a very busy fun life ahead of her!!

 

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Guardian

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Breed:  Australian Shepherd

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Handler: Anna Marie Bevins

 

Bio: 

Guardian is a one year old tricolored mini Aussie He loves long walks, cuddles, and of course treats. This pupper will work for food. Zach and I got him when he was about 8 weeks old and it was love at first sight, he got along well with his older brother (3 yr old border collie) and his younger human brother. Guardian loves little ones and a good game of tag.

 

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Heidi

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Breed:  Mix

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Handler: Susan Fischer

 

Bio: 

Heidi is in training for flyball and agility. She is a smooth hair border collie mix thought to be of working herding lines since she loves to circle and herd people, goats, sheep and even mini ponies. She was recently rescued from northern California at 11 to 12 months old.

 

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Hope aka Booger

Titles:  TF

Breed:  German Shepherd

First Flyball Title: 2017

Handler: James Green

 

Bio: 

To come

 

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Jasper A

Jasper A aka Jasper II

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Breed:  Australian Shepherd

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Handler: Bruce Moore

 

Bio: 

Jasper is an Australian Shepherd from a long line of working farm dogs. We got him as a 4 and 1/2 month old pup in early 2017. He was a cute, crazy little thief as puppy.  He is adapting well to living in suburbia, though he gets a little too excited by moving cars, trucks and bicycles. He is very sweet, energetic and a lot of fun. Jasper is just starting to settle into flyball. At first he was hard to detach from the ball but he is starting to find his tug can be even more fun.

 

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Lexie

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Breed:  Border Collie

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Birthdate: November 16, 2014

Handler: Katie OMeara

 

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Lexie is a blue merle border collie with a pink nose and a lot of extra fluff. She is my second border collie and the first dog I’ve done flyball with. I discovered this flyball team through an old friend who used to have a dog on the team. I knew that Lexie’s ball obsession would make her great at this game. She will play ball with anyone and everyone. You will often find her at the park in front of an unsuspecting stranger, repeatedly dropping a ball by their feet. She is very focused and driven and most of the time doesn’t care about other dogs, although sometimes she tries to herd the smaller dogs on the team. At home, she is a chronic sock thief and a major cuddle bug, and loves to pose for pictures. Besides playing fetch and flyball, Lexie also loves to swim and will often take breaks when it is hot outside by jumping in the jacuzzi. She has figured out what day we have practice, so if practice is cancelled she gets very upset and will remind me incessantly that we need to go. Currently, Lexie is only able to go to practice when I am home from college, but I am working on getting my family involved so they can bring her even when I am away. 

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Major

Titles:   FD

Breed:  Border Collie

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Handler: Cheryl MacDonald

 

Bio: 

To come

 

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Major2

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Breed:  Lab Mix

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Handler:  Dana Kelley

 

Bio: 

Major showed up at our door in need of a home at 3 months old. We were expecting him to be a large dog so he went straight into puppy kindergarten to learn to be a well-behaved, well-socialized family member. Shockingly, he turned out to be a petite 30 lb pup! He is an observant boy who loves to learn, play and cuddle. He has a very happy wiggle-prance and makes sure to show-off when he does a good job.

Major loves participating in dog sports and activities! Since 2015 he has competed in dog-surfing competitions and has raised $1000+ for animal shelters and rescues.  In June 2018, we saw a demo of Flyball: he got so excited seeing the dogs run and jump that he tried to get around the fence to get on the course! He is very motivated by the ball, and he enjoys having a task to do. He has loved learning to play Flyball and is eager to keep practicing.

 

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Parmesan

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Breed:  American Eskimo Mix

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Handler: Sydney Sherlock Costantino

 

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Parmesan is an American Eskimo mix and was adopted on 2/7/15, and was about 1.5 years old also a hand full, with that Eski attitude. Parm was a smart cookie from the start and started to learn party tricks, like waving, playing dead, jumping through hoops, and more. He started flyball in the same year (2015), he picked it up just as quick, but the whole bringing the ball back. After lots of trial and error, we found one ball that he does like, even getting a nick name ‘Flying cheese’ but truth be told, Parmesan is a total mama’s boy.

He hasn’t quite made it to the teams yet, but he is having fun while trying to get there!

 

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Peppermint

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Breed:  Mixed Breed

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Handler: Sydney Sherlock Costantino

 

Bio: 

Peppermint’s a mutt, any breed you think she is, you can see it, and was adopted on 5/3/14, she was about 1.5 years old, and a love from day one. Peppermint has been perfect from the start, and is smart as a whip, sometimes a little stubborn, but makes up for it with kisses. She will lick your face raw if you let her. She started flyball not too long after her brother, Parmesan, in 2015. She loved the ball part of it, but the going back to mom was another story, tell she found her tug and then it was game over.

She hasn’t quite made it onto teams yet, but is still trying to get there!

 

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Reef

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Breed:  Australian Cattle Dog Mix

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Handler: Carey Goodwin

 

Bio: 

Reef has been trying to figure out flyball since 2016. He’s got the energy and speed, just not the focus, yet. In the meantime, he is working on his recall and manners and enjoys chasing waves and snuggling with his human on the couch. 

 

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Rylee

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Handler: Deirdre Kleske

 

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Two-year old Rylee has been honing her ball handling abilities her whole life, and began training with SD Flyball training January 2018. She’s working on hitting the box and improving her social skills with her canine teammates. What Rylee lacks in size she makes up for in tenacity. When it comes to ball chasing, Rylee has no off button!

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