CDA was previously known as the Australian Canine Disc Association (ACDA), which was formed and founded by Damian & Karen Noud in 2003 along with Australia’s first ever Canine Disc Club, Brisbane & Regions K9 Disc Club otherwise known as BARK. The sport has grown steadily over the years, 2008 seen the second ever Canine Disc Club affiliated with the Gympie Canine Disc Dog Club (GCDDC) coming on board. By the end of 2012 there was Seven QLD clubs affiliated with ACDA. The transition from ACDA to CDA started in 2009. 2012 was a big year with the changeover and election of the first ever CDA board of Directors.
Anyone who wants to spend time with their canine companion can participate; it is a sport for all members of the family young and old, even those with disabilities. The sport is for all types/breeds of dogs also - whether they are big or small, pure bred or cross breeds. As long as your dog is healthy you can give canine disc a go. The best way to find out if canine disc is for you and your dog is to try it.
CDA recognizes not everyone will have the same ability to throw the disc and actively encourages participation of beginner competitors. We offer a variety of classes and divisions with each division competing separately. So you can be assured you will be competing with those at the same skill level. There are Beginners, Excellent, Open & Master Divisions in Throw & Catch type competitions, Pro & Super Pro Divisions in Freestyle type competitions, Pro Skills & Super Pro Skills in Freestyle Skills Competitions, as well as a variety of Games. You can learn more about the different Divisions, Classes and Titles in our Rules & Regulations Book.
CDA will sanction a variety of different competition formats in the hope that there is something to suit everyone. You can participate in Throw & Catch, Freestyle, Freestyle Skills and a Variety of Games. Our Rules and Regulations has more information about the variety of Events and Levels. You can also visit our Titles page to see the types of awards that you and your dog can earn as you start to enjoy competing in Canine Disc in Australia.