About nine years ago, David Gosch started to tag along with a friend to disc dog competitions. She let him play with her dogs. He had a blast. He'd never had a dog. But he'd always wanted one. It was time he did, Gosch decided one day.
The main criterion was that the dog could catch a Frisbee. That's it. That is how he came to have a world champion for a pet, how he came to own an Australian shepherd named Hippie Chick.
“I can throw a Frisbee and she can catch a Frisbee,” Gosch, 50, of Millersville, said. “If it's thrown, she catches it. That's what the difference is.”
Gosch will return this week to Coolidge Park in Chattanooga, Tenn., for the Hyperflite Skyhoundz...