Derby gets the Gold and keeps on going!
Congratulations to Debs SmallWorld Kentucky Derby FDCH-Gold “Derby” on earning his Flyball Dog Champion Gold status with 2,500 points!
Laura and Derby earned his FDCH-Gold at the No Speed Limit flyball tournament in West Friendship, MD, competing with their team, Heads or Tails. To get a feel for the level of their accomplishment, and watch video of Derby competing in flyball, read on.
A flyball dog must earn 2,500 points to attain Gold status. Dogs earn points per race based on their team’s time. The most points a dog can earn per race is 25, so attaining 2,500 points for Gold status is the result of many days training and at a minimum, 100 races.
You can see the commitment involved on Laura’s part. As for Derby’s thoughts on the matter, “Commitment?” says Derby, “You mean, FUN!” And to prove he’s having fun, Derby just clocked a new personal best time of 5.1 seconds. So stay tuned as Derby races to the next level – his FM (Flyball Master) title with 5,000 points!