Arty was the inspiration behind 2 Fast Fur U. Arty was rescued by the Jack Russell Terrier group in Rochester and adopted at the age of 4 months. He was and continues to be a lively little fellow. In his formative years, he participated in Jack Russell Terrier racing, agility, and Rally Obedience (one of his favs).
While he did enjoy flyball for a few years, he hung up his flyball harness to pursue other interests. He loves kayaking and one of his favorite things to do is sit in his "old man" chair and watch the world go by. Titles: FD, FDX, FDCh, FDCh-S. Owner: Kathy Allen
Flyball changed Lily's life. Lily was in foster care after a rough start in life. She is a lively lab, possibly border collie mix. Her rescue organzation, Big Dogs Big Hearts decided to put her in flyball lessons. She was a natural. She loves flyball and learned to do the basics very quickly. She was adopted by the team captain who fell in love with her about the first time she laid eyes on her.
Lily has proven herself in the flyball ring. She has run in 13 tournaments (including CanAM) and earned 6 flyball titles thus far. She runs well at start position (average start time 4.2). At home she loves to play in the yard with her sisters, Penny and Zoe. She also loves her little brother, Henry, and they get into all kinds of mischief together.
Although Lily loved flyball, it was discovered that she was suffering from moderate hip dysplasia. She was retired in early 2015. She continues to remain active volunteering at Ontario ARC. She swims at CoolBlue Conditioning once a week, and still enjoys getting into mischief at home with her little brother Henry.
Titles: FD, FDX, FDCh, FDCh-Silver, FDCh-Gold, FM. Owner: Kathy Allen
Molly is one of the fastest English Cocker Spaniels in the sport of flyball. Out of the top 100 English Cocker Spaniels, Molly is #6! Titles: FD, FDX, FDCh, FDCh-S, FDCh-G, FM, FMX, FMCH, MBD. Owner: John McElligott
Poppy is an original 2FFU team dog who began training in 2006. In
his first year of racing he was chosen by Burnin' Rubber (Ottawa, Ontario) as a dream team member and earned his nickname "Bring- it-Home" Poppy. A rescue dog from KY, we aren't too certain of his parentage but looks to be a Papillon and terrier mix. Poppy has enjoyed running clean-up for his team and retired from full time racing in December of 2012. He looks forward to running on a vets team in 2014. Titles include FD, FDX, FDCh, FDCh- S, FFCh- G, FM, and FMX. Owner: Beth Johnson
She loved flyball but she sometimes had a mind of her own when it came to training. She successfully competed in a variety of 4-H competitions such as obedience, rally, grooming and handling, and agility. Owner: Jimmy Kramer
Louie (aka Lou-Bob)
Lou-Bob has been a strong member of the 2 Fast Fur U Flyball team since it started. He rarely makes an error and has been a solid height dog for his entire career. Lou-Bob earned his Irondog award in October of 2013. He is the first (and only) dog on the team to have earned this coveted award. It is awarded to a dog that has raced in NAFA for 10 consecutive years. Lou-Bob also enjoys agility but his true love is performing tricks. He loves to practice his tricks and would perform every day if he could. He loves to travel and when he's relaxing, you can usually find him all curled up in a nest of blankets on a bed or the couch. Titles: FD, FDX, FDCh, FDCh-S, FDCh-G, FM, FMX, FMCH, ONYX, MBD, MBDX, MBDCH and IRONDOG. Owner: Eleanor Rideout
Riley started taking flyball classes at the age of 7 months. Riley held the position of start dog for most of his career and led our team to many first place finishes. Although his passion is flyball, he was retired at the end of 2012 due to health issues. He loves to take long naps, play catch with a toy or tennis ball and he also enjoys looking out the bay window. Titles: FD, FDX, FDCh, FDCh-S, FDCh-G, FM, FMX, MBD, MBDX, MBDCH, MBDCH-S. Owner: Cindy Harrison
After overcoming some health issues, Sadie started her flyball career at 3 years of age. Flyball is her love in life! She was jealous of her brother, Riley, having all the fun. When she is not in the ring, she is at home with a tennis ball in her mouth. Even when she sleeps, she has a tennis ball right next to her. She loves playing with her younger brother, Charlie, in her spare time! Titles: FD, FDX, FDCh, FDCh-S, FDCh-G, FM, FMX, FMCh, ONYX, MBD, MBDX, MBDCh, MBDCh-S, MBDCh-G. Owner: Cindy Harrison