Announcing - FAST CAT at the National!
We are pleased to announce that ACKCSC plans to offer 3 days of FAST CAT (6 trials) in conjunction with the 2022 National Specialty (Wednesday thru Friday, April 13-15) -pending AKC approval. This will include formal FAST CAT competition runs, and also fun trial runs to see if your dog will run the course, time permitting. If you are not familiar with FAST CAT, more information may be found using the links below.
Although it is a relatively new sport, FAST CAT’s popularity has spread like wildfire. FAST CAT® provides a terrific opportunity to introduce new participants to the world of AKC sports. It is one of the few events where all that is needed to compete is a dog’s natural instincts. FAST CAT is a fast-paced, fun activity to watch and participate in!
What is the Fast CAT? Fast CAT is a timed straight 100‐yard dash for dogs. Dogs are held at the startline and the coursing lure is activated prompting the dog to follow chasing itto the finish line and into a catch pen. The course is completely fenced, and dogs are run individually. Dogs are timed when they complete the 100‐yard dash. The time is converted to Miles Per Hour (MPH).
Eligibility - To participate in FAST CAT®, your dog must be:
- At least 12 months of age.
- In both excellent physical and mental condition and up-to-date on all inoculations and health check-ups.
- Have an one of the following AKC numbers: AKC Registration, AKC Canine Partners, Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) program, or Foundation Stock Service®(FSS).
Females in season may not enter. A dog may enter only once per event.
More information may be found here:
Watch the National Specialty website and Facebook page for more event information!
Date: Wednesday, Thursday & Frieday, April 13-15, 2022