“Skyhoundz” World Qualifying Classic Returns July 24 & 25

Jul 16, 2021

The “Skyhoundz” Classic World Canine Disc Championship Series, which is the largest disc-dog series in the world, is set for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 23rd through 25th at the Lions Club Ball Park, adjacent to the HART Animal Center, on Bumble Bee Road, in Accident, Maryland. The three-day event will feature an amateur day on Friday at 4:30, and approximately 30 teams competing in various qualifying events on Saturday and Sunday. The event is free to spectators. Pepperoni rolls, pretzels, cookies, beer, and water will be available for sale by HART volunteers.

The “Skyhoundz” Series consists of Distance and Accuracy disc competition, using one disc; freestyle choreographed routines set to music, using up to five discs, performing a variety of tricks and maneuvers; and pairs freestyle, choreographed routines set to music and using up to ten discs, performing a variety of tricks and maneuvers.

Competitors may register for six classes of events, from youth and novice to master and expert. Registration forms are available online at    www.mad-dogs.org. Registration at the event begins at 8:30 am on Saturday. The competition begins immediately after registration. The proceeds of the event will benefit HART for Animals.

For those interested in trying their pet’s jumping and fetching skills, expert disc competitors will conduct an amateur event at 4:30 pm on Friday, July 23rd. “We’ll be showing how to properly throw a disc and teaching your dog the basic skills of jumping,” says Ray Lowman, “Skyhoundz organizer. “The training is free, but a donation to HART is most appreciated.”

MAD Dogs (The Mid-Atlantic Disc Dog Club) is hosting the “Skyhoundz” Classic. The regional club supports all K9 Disc Enthusiasts and Spectators alike. Their focus is competitive fun, welcoming all new members, both human and canine, at all competition levels.

 MAD Dogs encourages all canine lovers and their furry friends, through hosting fun events, well run, competitive, and varied, and promote good sportsmanship.

For additional information on HART, the HART Animal Center or any of its programs, or to donate, visit the HART website at www.hartforanimals.org or become part of the HART for Animals community on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HARTforAnimals.