Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Luvadog's Line-Up Is Not Short of Speed PAW-SOME! Fraser Coast Dogs Set Cracking Pace in Titles

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Luvadog's Line-Up Is Not Short of Speed PAW-SOME! Fraser Coast Dogs Set Cracking Pace in Titles

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LUVADOG FOR LIFE

The dogs and

their owners

El Jay Co Di Guan

Basil Co Natalie Keam

Mac Co Harold Kielly

Chicko Co Jim Dymock

Jasper Co Anita Bennett

Raz Co owned by Lija Kazlauskas but run by various team members

Richard

Harvey

richard.harvey@frasercoastchronicle.com.au

EL JAY, Raz, Mac, Jasper, Chicko and Basil Co names that will be unfamiliar with most Fraser Coast sports fans.

While they may be lacking in recognition, that's not the case when it comes to ability.

Chicko, a Border Collie, and Basil, a Border Terrier, are Australian champions for a start and they, together with their four teammates, form one of the best line-ups in Queensland when it comes to Flyball, the Luvadog Regardless race team.

Flyball is basically a relay race between two teams of four dogs over an 18.6 metre course.

Racing side-by-side, one dog from each team must go over four hurdles, trigger a flyball box pedal, catch (retrieve) a tennis ball and then return over all four hurdles to the start/finish gate where the next dog is waiting to be released by its handler.

The first team to have all four dogs complete the course, without error, wins the heat.

A need for speed is essential for a team to be successful from the moment the light turns green on the start gate with the lead dog's job to get through the electronic lighting at the gate just at the right moment.

If anyone gets the timing wrong and crosses their dog too early at the starting gate, then they have to run that dog again Co meaning the team has to run five dogs against four as a penalty.

When it comes to speed, the Luvadog Regardless line-up is not lacking in it.

The team contested the two-day Queensland titles on the Gold Coast and finished third overall in Division I, the top-dog group. …

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