Extreme team break British record

Extreme flyball dog racing team from Sheffield.
Extreme flyball dog racing team from Sheffield.
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THEIR names will go down in history.

Dylan, Skye, Darcie, Spirit and Hope.

But we’re not talking about humans here. This is a team of Sheffield super dogs, who are holders of the new British record time for relay in Extreme Flyball Dog Racing.

The aim of the game is for a four-dog team to run a course 51 feet long over four hurdles each two feet high.

The dogs then retrieve a tennis ball from a specially designed box and then run back to the start again over the hurdles in relay.

Each race is run against another team and the Sheffield-based Extreme team are extremely fast.

Not only have they set a new record this year, they’ve done it twice, with a bit of help from their owners Dan Colley, Graham Prowse, Shannon Mills, Amanda Mills and box loader Charlotte Charles.

First they recorded a time of 16.46 seconds for a race at Abingdon, Oxfordshire, in April. Then they went even faster, by smashing the British record with a time of 16.42 seconds on home soil at Swallownest Miners’ Welfare Club.

Shannon’s granddad Roy Weatherstone, spokesman for the team, said Flyball was a great way for dog owners to interact with their pets while keeping them fit at the same time.

He added: “The team deserve a real pat on the back. It costs them a lot of money to compete and they train whenever they can, at Norfolk Park.”