Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy tugging on rope toy.

Height Dog

The “Height Dog” is the smallest dog on the team and the one to determine the height of the jumps. You can have more than one height dog on a team but the one that is on the floor racing is the one that determines the jump height for that heat.

In NAFA the dog is measured at the withers and five inches are subtracted to calculate the jump height. If a dog measures right on an inch mark the number is rounded down thus making a reading of 15" qualify as “not over 15” and makes the jumps 9".

U-FLI measures a dog from their elbow to their heel and that measurement is the dog's jump height. Their jump range is 6" - 12". This method of measuring results in more dogs being able to be a team's “height dog.”