Frisbee Dogs

Welcome back, Frisbee Dogs, on Saturday from 12:00 – 4:00 up by the Sponsors’ Tent!

Appalachian Air Canines is a non-profit social club of Frisbee dog enthusiasts in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania. They hold competitions followed by social events about once a month throughout the year, and schedule playdays and other meetings in between. All dogs are welcome to participate in AAC activities.

Frisbee dog clubs are the backbone of the disc dog sport. They organize and promote the sport on a local level, and work with national organizations to run events. They offer people a way to learn more about the sport if they are new, and are a great place for the more experienced competitors to give back. Frisbee dog clubs are quite often active in local animal charities, helping to raise money and awareness for the groups that exist to help others.11866435_10152988027647213_2770368992520140248_n

Registration for competitors begins at 11:30 AM on Saturday.  Competition begins at 12:00 PM and will run through around 4:00 PM.

AAC plans to run 4 games on Saturday during the Fair Hill event:  

 In ACC Distance, each team gets three attempts  to complete a long distance throw and catch with no time limit.  Only the longest successful catch of the three attempted throws will count toward event points.  In Shorty’s Shotgun Stretch, using a single disc, with a 90 second time limit, handlers must complete a single catch in each of two circles, in any order, with all four paws landing inside each circle. After the second successful catch, the dog, handler, and disc must return and cross the throwing line to stop the clock. The fastest time wins.  Freestyle is the most advanced game in the sport, where teams use up to 5 discs to perform tricks and patterned dog maneuvers choreographed to a musical backdrop.

Fees for Competitors: For AAC members, $10 for first dog, $5 for each additional dog. Non-Members: $15 per dog.