Photo gallery: Canines fly through the air with the greatest of ease

Photo gallery: Canines fly through the air with the greatest of ease

September 25th, 2017 by Tim Barber in Local Regional News

CarolynnWilliams, left, gives some love to Ziva after competing Sunday morning. Ziva's master, Peter Williams holds the dog. Dogs less than 17-inches tall competed in the Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championships in the morning.

Photo by Tim Barber /Times Free Press.

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The Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship was held Friday through Sunday, Sept. 22-24, in Coolidge Park.

Skyhoundz is the big dog in canine championships with U.S. and European champions named. Sponsored by Hyperflite Flying Discs, the Skyhoundz series features more than 100 disc dog competitions held around the world.

The championship series consistd of local, state and last-chance qualifiers leading up to the world championship.

Frisbee dogs, also known as flying dogs and disc dogs, are canine athletes who demonstrate impressive vertical leaps as they chase down Frisbees thrown several yards by their handlers.

The microdog division is for canines less than 17 inches from ground to withers; the macrodogs are 18 inches and taller. Both divisions competed in categories of distance/accuracy and freestyle.

According to Skyhoundz organizers, more than 200 teams from around the world qualified to compete in this weekend's World Championship. Most of them came to Chattanooga to battle for championship trophies.


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