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The Ultimate Dog Relay Race Comes To ESPN Networks

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for all dogs, is excited to announce that the CanAm Flyball Classic will be broadcast on ESPN2. The canine action premieres on Sunday, October 17th, 2021 at 4p.m. ET on ESPN2. The world’s largest flyball tournament is hosted by the North American Flyball Association (NAFA) and will bring the top Flyball teams together in head-to-head competition, taking place on October 8th – October 10th, 2021 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, IN.

The annual event is back after a year long hiatus due to the pandemic, and many canine athletes are ready to put their relay racing skills to the test. Commonly known as “drag racing” for dogs, it is a team sport with multiple dogs and handlers on a team. “The AKC is excited to present ESPN viewers with the thrilling sport of Flyball,” said AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo. “Since this is the largest Flyball tournament in the world, it’s the perfect opportunity to give them a taste of what the sport is all about.”

To watch the action-packed event, tune in on October 17th, 2021 at 4p.m. ET on ESPN2, the ESPN app, or check your local ESPN2 channel listings for more information.

For more details on the CanAm Flyball Classic, visit