lure Coursing - cat - fast cat

Based on a traditional performance event for sight hounds.  It is an individual dog pass/fail test. A mechanical lure which consists of a white plastic bag attached to a movable line positioned slightly above the ground is controlled by a lure operator who moves the white bag in quick manner across a field according to the course layout, simulating the unpredictability of a real chase.  


Each dog chases after an artificial lure on either a 300 or 600 yard long course and must finish in less than 2 minutes, respectively. The 300 meter course is for small dogs and/or snub-nosed breeds. 


The CAT is all breed eligible for an AKC title. 

3 completed runs = Coursing Ability Title

10 completed runs = Coursing Ability Advanced Title

25 completed runs = Coursing Ability Excellent Title


FAST CAT

A variant of lure coursing designed to see how fast an individual dog runs.  It is a 100-yard, straight dash for time in seconds and converted to MPH.  A handicap is applied to dogs based on height at the withers.  AKC titles are awarded once the dog accumulates the designated number of points.  

  • BCAT= 150 points 
  • DCAT=500 points 
  • FCAT=1000 points.


MKC COURSING DOGS

Gabby

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Standard Schnauzer  

Gabby running flat out lure coursing getting a CAT qualifier toward her CAX titles in Perry, GA 2018.

MKC FAST CAT DOGS

Ewald

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French Bulldog

Ewald is pictured here running in Fast Cat

Bodhi

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Rottweiler

CH Twin Creek's Look at Me Now CD, BN, RN, RI, CGC, TKN

Gabby

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Standard Schnauzer

Gabby winning her BCAT title in Perry, GA Spring 2019.   

Rags

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Terrier Mix

 2016 Rags tries FAST CAT for the first time and decides it is the most fun thing Ever!