Bonnie started flyball in 2015, she is a 8 year working cocker spaniel owned by Paul. Her first ever competition was a couple of months after she started flyball where she was a member of a team that won their division at the BFA Outdoor Champs. Since then she has competed regularly as the Trailblazers height dog and has now received her BFA Silver Award for reaching 10,000 points. Bonnie must be one of the easiest dogs to handle as she really is “point and shoot”, you let her go and when you turn around she is there with the ball, rarely ever making an error.
Birch is a 5 year old working cocker spaniel owned and raced by Paul.
Birch comes from the same bloodline as Bonnie, as in human terms Bonnie would be his Aunty. He has been competing in open competitions and has gained his BFA Flyball Dog Graduate award, having reached 3,000 points running as the start dog for the Trailblazers team.
Lisa spotted Gracie a Spanish rescue 3yrs ago at around 10wks old, she was found in a bin bag at the side of the road, this has not affected her in anyway bar turning her into a complete Diva!! She can do flyball ...whether she chooses to do it on the day is entirely in the paws of Lady Muck! She is a delight to own and is great with everyone & everything.
Reuben is an 3yrs old rescue collie, he is bonkers!! owned by Lisa he is coming on nicely, he does lovely run backs to a tugger where he doesn't let go of his ball till he is back and his box work is coming on in leaps & bounds , he is extremely clever & easy to train but we are only recently discovering where the batteries go!! Now we do get sleepytimes in between the playing & zoomies 😁
Olly (a.k.a. Ginja Ninja) is a Working Cocker Spaniel who is 7 yrs old, owned and ran by Lina. Right from day one he was obsessed with a ball, which is why he was introduced to flyball. He started training at 10 months, and when he was 13 months he took part in his first Starter competition and has been competing in open since he was 2.5 yrs. Because he is such a sensitive little boy he can be easily spooked which sometimes affects his racing. Both Olly and Lina love the sport...Olly because he just wants and lives for his tennis ball, and Lina because there is nothing more rewarding than seeing her dog having so much fun.
Scout is an 4yrs old Sprocker Spaniel. He is owned, trained and ran by Lina. Scout was rehomed at 10 weeks as the people who bought him from the breeder had changed their minds about having a puppy, but didn't want him to go back to the breeder so decided to put him into rescue. He is a very confident and loving little boy who just loves to please. He is very quick and light on his feet, does beautiful box turns, and races speedily back.
Storm is owned by Cat and is a 5 yr old blue merle Border Collie, he is the brother to Sky. Storm has been doing obedience training from 7.5wks old and started flyball training as soon as he was able, he is very fast and at first was like a bull in a china shop, jumps and people would scatter in the lanes, he has now learnt to calm it down and Cat has been working very hard at his boxturn. He is getting better and better and work will continue on his back end and boxwork, whilst liking start dog he has proved to be versatile with his running order, Storm lives with his best buddy Teegan and travels well with his other bossy best friend Gracie.
Lexi is owned by Angie and is a 10 yr old Collie - Lexi is very fast ,driven and competitive , she does like a tennis ball abit too much and is still working to fully crack the blue lane . Lexi lives with Piper, Kai and a blind collie called Jess.
Kai is owned by Hannah and is a 8yr old AkitaxGSDxCollie, Kai is a lovely boy who runs in our starter team, he isnt too keen on smaller breeds so he will stay where he is happy.Kai lives with Piper, Lexie and a blind Collie called Jess.
Piper is owned by Hannah and is 3yrs old - she is a little rescue collie who is the sister to Reuben, she is a little character who loves to play, she has a fab box turn & she loves a tennis ball which is a bonus , Piper lives with Kai and Lexie and a blind collie called Jess.
Bear is owned by Angies Mom and is being trained by our youngest member Lily who is 12 years old Bear is an 4 year old StaffiexDachshund - he is very sweet and fast, we are working on perfecting his box turn and getting him keep hold of his ball as he loves his tuggie.
Knap is a 5yr old working collie owned by Charlotte, Knap loves his flyball, he is quick, loves a tennis ball and his tuggy sometimes knocking Charlotte off her feet in his haste, Knap is also happy to be run by others when Charlotte is working, Knap has been running open for a few months now, is getting quicker and quicker and now never drops his ball, he is to be moved to the Trailblazers team to take over from old boy Jack who altho still running under 5 secs knows its time to let the youngsters through.
Rolo is a 7yr old Working Collie owned by Charlotte, Rolo is a lovely boy who is very enthusiasic, flying up to get his ball, his box turn is being worked on along with his drive back, as once he has the ball, he likes to amble back whilst throwing his head about showing off, we are now using a to entice him and he is being alot more focussed
Deano is a 9 year old Sprollie, he had previously been tied up & used as a guard dog on a farm and had had 3 homes already before Kay & Steve took him on. They worked on his ball skills to try and perfect his recall, then Deano found Flyball & Obedience classes which turned his life around. He has now got his Flyball Advanced Award (5,000 points) & is an active member Trailblazers. Deano is very speedy but we are working on his box turn which is going well. With his new team and forever home Deano is now a very happy & enthusiastic dog.
Holly was born on 11th November Remembrance day. Just started her Flyball journey and having fun. Joined Deano with Kay and Steve
Chester is a 7 year old Fox red Labrador owned by Dean and followed Darcey into Flyball. At home he preferred his canvas dummy and was not ball orientated, so it was not the intention for him to participate in Flyball - he had only been to a few training sessions when on the eve of an event a team at his original club was down to three dogs, so he was given a place in the team not expecting to score any points, turns out he is a natural and helped his team to 325 points each. Chester has been very excited about his flyball racing ever since and he also loves competing in Gundog scurries at game fairs.
Darcey is owned by Dean and will turn 9yrs during this seasons racing, she has loved chasing a tennis ball since a puppy. We were introduced to Flyball whilst she was at Crufts doing an obedience test. Seven years later and flyball racing weekend is now part of our lives. This is despite in her first tournament collecting the ball from the box, turning round then jumping out of the ring, out of the arena into the car park! She has improved alot since then .
Fen is a 10yr old Working Cocker Spaniel owned by Janice , Janice is very experienced with gundog work but thought she would try her hand at flyball, Fen is really coming on now, her boxturn is much better and she is running straight down the jumps, Fen has competed in a few starter comps and really enjoyed herself.
River is a cross between an Irish Water Spaniel and Working Cocker. Born October 31st 2019. Full of fun and mischief and very loving with a constant wagging tail.
Jasper is a 11yr old Working Collie owned by Tony, Jasper loves his flyball but loved it so much he started shouting at other dogs when he raced, Tony has worked on this and his box turn and Jasper is now back competing and being an angel.
Lexie is a 7 year old merle border collie owned by Janette & Dale. She is totally ball obsessed and can be a bit crazy at times. She has been doing flyball for about 5 years now. She loves competing and is quite fast but loses her box turn when in flyball competitions, all she thinks about is picking up the ball from the box faster than the dog she is racing against.
Luna is an 11 month old Border Collie who started flyball at 8 months old and is loving it. She is absolutely mental and always full of energy. She loves people and is constantly jumping up at every human for strokes and cuddles, but as much as she loves getting cuddles, she loves her Tugger even more and just the sight of it will get her sprinting back as fast as she can.
This is Bliss she is 6 years old ,her fly ball journey started when she was 3 years old . She is relatively inexperienced as her real training didn't star until we joined Trailblazers at the end of 2019. She absolutely loves flyball, her next favourite sport is football and agility. Other loves are people especially children.
Poppy is an 8 year old Springer Spaniel, who was adopted from a rescue at 18 months by Nicky, Jamie & Doug. Although a little bit slow initially to grasp the concept of flyball, she is now a reliable and consistent member of the team. She has such a sweet nature and love of food, she is another “point & shoot” dog who is happy to be run by anyone with treats!
Lollie is a 9½ year old Springer Spaniel, owned by Nicky, Jamie & Doug. She started flyball when she was a year old and absolutely loves it, she gets the biggest smile and wags her whole body in excitement when she sees her teamies & a flyball lane and realises it’s time to play.
Belle is a 5½ year old Jack Russell Terrier, adopted from a rescue by Nicky, Jamie & Doug. She is just starting her flyball training and is doing really well. She loves tennis balls and can run very fast, so hopefully she will continue to develop her flyball skills & because she is a small dog, become a height dog for one of the teams.
JJ is a failed foster, adopted by Nicky, Jamie & Doug. He is a street dog from Romania with unknown parentage, looking a bit like a Labrador with stumpy little legs! He has a very cheeky personality and knows his own mind, unfortunately he wasn’t confident enough to do flyball (point-blank refusing to even look at the lane!), so he has the important job of Team Mascot instead and loves socialising with the team.