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
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.
Gabby running flat out lure coursing getting a CAT qualifier toward her CAX titles in Perry, GA 2018.
Ewald is pictured here running in Fast Cat
CH Twin Creek's Look at Me Now CD, BN, RN, RI, CGC, TKN
Gabby winning her BCAT title in Perry, GA Spring 2019.
2016 Rags tries FAST CAT for the first time and decides it is the most fun thing Ever!