AKC Fast CAT® – which stands for Coursing Ability Test – is a timed 100-yard dash where dogs run one at a time, chasing a lure. It’s over before you know it — and it’s nothing short of awe-inspiring to watch your dog run at top speed, ears back, eyes focused, legs strong.
Titles are earned as points are accumulated based on speed and a handicap for small dogs.
- The BCAT Title is awarded when the dog reaches 150 points.
- The DCAT Title is awarded when the dog reaches 500 points,
- The FCAT Title is awarded for 1000 points. An FCAT Title number e.g. FCAT1 is awarded for each additional 500 points.
- Handicap of 2.0 for dogs below 12 inches at the withers.
- Handicap of 1.5 for dogs 18 inches or greater at the withers. (Mookie)
- Handicap of 1.0 for dogs 18 inches or greater at the withers.
This is a summer sport in this part of the country and dogs need to be a year old before participating so Mookie is just starting as of May 2023. We plan to take our time and not get carried away so plan to stay local and enter 1, maybe 2 days of what is usually a 3 day weekend!
Titles earned and dates
- BCAT (2023.5)
- DCAT (2023.6)
- FCAT (2023.8)
Below in reverse order is his progress!