Obviously the heart and soul of our team. Second only in importance to the handlers, but that's only because the dogs can't drive themselves to Flyball tournaments. If they could then the handlers would be dispensed with pretty quickly......
The Dog Stars
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Name : Angel Breed : Cocker Spaniel Award : Jade
Angel is an English Cocker Spaniel run by Anita. She forms part of the DogStar team and also runs in Multi Breed with DogStar Selection. Just gets on with it in the Flyball lane without any fuss.
Name : Archie Breed : Cross Breed Award : Flyball Dog Advanced
Archie is run by Monica and competes with DogStar Diplomats and DogStar Devils in Open and DogStar Selection in Multi Breed. Officially a cross breed, but probably a Labrador X Spaniel.
Name : Arthur Breed : Whippet Award : Sapphire
Nickname : The Guv'nor
Arthur is the #1 Flyball Whippet in the country and is owned by Julie and Keith. Graceful, consistent and fast he's a core member of any team he runs in. He also likes his tail to be wound at the start line like he's a clockwork toy.
Name : Bedevere Breed : Whippet Award : Ice Blue Mooon
Nickname : Zebedee
Keith has recently taken on the mantle of running Bedevere. Invariably seen in the air after a vertical takeoff a Harrier jet would be proud of. Bede runs with DogStar and is never far from his dads side in and out of the Flyball lane.
Name : Fern Breed : Springer Spaniel Award : None (Starter)
Nickname : Fernicles
Fern is another one of Liz's dogs and is raring to go at Flyball. Hard at training Fern is another addition to DogStar who has a promising future with the team.
Name : Fidgit Breed : Cocker Spaniel Award : Flyball Dog Graduate
Nickname : Bom Bom
Fidgit is a very enthusiastic Cocker that runs Lesley. Or the other way round, it can be difficult to tell. A natural at Flyball, he's a fast, bouncy little dog that loves the sport and has a very suitable name as he barely sits still.
Name : Fizz Breed : Jack Russell Terrier Award : Flyball Dog Advanced
Nickname : Bubbles
Fizz is a JRT with attitude run by Geraldine. She doesn't take any rubbish from the other dogs and loves Flyball. Despite her diminuitive size she runs her little legs off down the Flyball lane and happily carries a tennis ball thats two thirds the size of her head.
Name : Gilbert Breed : Cross Breed Award : None (Starter)
Nickname : Bad Ass
Technically a cross breed, believed to be a Jackpet (Jack Russell X Whippet). Gilbert is, according to Alex who runs him, 'Bad Ass'. When not doing Flyball he can be found frolicking in the grass with Alex to the strains of 'Puppy Love' in the background.
Name : Ginny Breed : Cross Breed Award : Gold
Ginny runs with Monica and is part of the DogStar Diplomats/Devils teams. A quiet and unassuming dog she just does the business without any fuss.
Name : Lamorak Breed : Whippet Award : None (Starter)
Nickname : Turbo
Loves running, and running some more. And when he's finished running he likes to go for a bit of a run. It's possible that he believes that every dog that completes a flyball run deserves a lap of honour. Seriously fast in the flyball lane and a promising prospect for the team.
Name : Luella Breed : Jack Russell Terrier Award : None (Starter)
Nickname : LuLu
Another one of Julie and Keiths dogs. Luella has started training with us on an adhoc basis and competing when required. Alex was given the honour of running LuLu last time she competed.
Name : Meg Breed : Patterdale Award : Flyball Dog Intermediate Nickname : Killer
Run by Sally, Meg is the Patterdale Terrier with attitude. A recent training regime has resulted in Sally running backwards waving a football shouting 'Kill It' as Meg runs back. Seems to work, despite being marginally disturbing. Runs in DogStar Diddy Dogs and DogStar Diversity.
Name : Melora Breed : Whippet Award : Platinum
Nickname : Speedy
Melora is a small whippet with attitude. Seriously fast in the flyball lane, and runs vertically up Julie to sit on her shoulders which is odd the first time you see it but becomes second nature after that. Runs for DogStar Synergy in Multi Breed and DogStar in Open.
Name : Merlin Breed : Greyhound Award : Flyball Dog Advanced
Nickname : Stripe
Merlin is the gentle giant of DogStar. A greyhound with attitude he generally does a few runs with the team he's been loaned to. It's an honour to run with or to run Merlin. Recently had to do 18 runs in one day due to circumstances. He's still asleep 2 weeks later.
Name : Nahkohe Breed : Cocker Spaniel Award : Flyball Dog Advanced
Run by Anita. Nahkohe runs for the DogStar Synergy team in Multi Breed and DogStar Devils. Nahkohe always looks like he'e enjoying Flyball and has come on in leaps and bounds since re-entering open tournaments.
Name : Penny Breed : Springer Spaniel Award : Flyball Dog
Nickname : Miss Pea Pot
Penny is run by Liz and officially became a flyball dog this year. Very shy and timid, however, she's starting to really come out of her shell and is improving with every session.
Name : Pepper Breed : Norfolk Terrier Award : None (Starter)
Nickname : Tornado
Pepper the little Norfolk Terrier who spins like a whirlwind at the start line before setting off. Run by Sally, Pepper is a little cutie pie who runs in the DogStar Starter Teams.
Name : Prada Breed : Cross-Breed Award : Flyball Dog Advanced
Prada recently joined the DogStar team from sunny Scotland. She's fitted in well with the team and has already competed a couple of times, achieving her Graduate award with us.