Bing and Nash have both previously earned their “CA” (Coursing Ability) title by running CAT (Coursing Ability Test), but they both recently ran Fast CATs and had a blast!
There are actually several differences between CAT and FCAT. The CAT is 600 yards with turns; FCAT is 100 yards, strait. In CAT, timing isn’t critical, as long as your dog finishes the course in under a set time. In FCAT, it’s all about the time! Once your dog has run three qualified runs, the average of their three fastest times will be calculated and used to determine their ranking within their breed. Very fun and thrilling event!
To learn more about about AKC CAT, visit https://www.akc.org/sports/coursing/coursing-ability-test/ and for FCAT, visit https://www.akc.org/sports/coursing/fast-cat/. These events are open to all breeds, even mixed breeds.