Flyball Around The World



Flyball is active in a number of countries around the world. The most active flyball countries where competitions are often held include U.S.A., Canada, Britain, Belgium, Australia, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.  Countries where flyball is still a growing sport include Japan, Korea, Poland and South Africa.



Fastest times around the world:

Country Team Fastest Time Date Website
U.S.A. Touch N Go A 14.588 8-Dec-12 
Canada Rocket Relay A 14.931 1-Sep-12 
United Kingdom Extreme Racers 16.06 14-Jul-12
Czech Republic Hop Trop Prague 17.07 13-Oct-12
Belgium Jolly Jumpers 16.12 3-Jul-10 
Poland Unleashed Blade Runners 16.34 28-Jul-12  
Australia Norwest Thunderdogs 1 17.128 22-Mar-09  
Germany 16 Paws of Power 17.28 21-Sep-12 
Austria Austrian Flyball Chilis 17.00 27-Jul-12  
South Africa FBI SWAT 17.48 18-May-12  
Japan Team YJC 17.89 27-Dec-09  
France The Flying Norman Dogs 17.95 18-Jul-09  
The Netherlands Flying Dutch 1  18.31 13-Aug-11  
Italy Crazy for Flyball 18.87 7-Jun-03  
Switzerland Psychodogs 20.39 secs 10-May-02  
South Korea Samsung 27.94 secs 26-Feb-03  
World Rankings (unofficial) 


The rules of flyball in most countries are based on the rules of North American Flyball Association (NAFA); However, there are some small differences. These differences are mainly with rules that have been recently changed by NAFA but not other associations.  Some countries still use the more traditional old arm-style boxes. 

There are a few ways in which the Australian Flyball Association rules differ from NAFA rules. For instance: when a team breaks out, AFA title points are still awarded.  Under NAFA rules, dogs don't earn title points when their team breaks out.

Flyball is run either inside on mats or outside on grass. Almost all competitions in Australia are outdoors. Surprisingly few competitions have had to be cancelled due to bad weather. 

In Belgium, dogs don't earn points and titles.  Jump heights in Belgium are measured in centimetres rather than in inches, which makes small differences to the heights.

In 2000, relaxed quarantine regulations allowed the first U.K. team to travel to the European continent for the European Championships in Belgium.