Join us on Friday, April 28th for an AKC sanctioned match (registration begins at 5, judging starts at 6) along with a Meet & Greet to kick off the show weekend.
The Match has the usual rules: dogs must in be in show trim, no taped ears please, professional handlers only on their own dogs. Dogs with majors for exhibition only please.
The entry blank can be found here and should be sent to Match Secretary Gary Sinck at 725 Xenia Ave, Dayton, OH 45410, and must be postmarked by Saturday, April 22nd. The pre-entry price is $4 per dog. Entry at the match itself with be $5. This is a great low-key and relaxed opportunity to practice in the same venue as the next day’s show.
Registration begins Friday at 5 p.m. and judging begins at 6 p.m. Show is indoors on concrete at the Expo Center, Preble County Fairgrounds, 722 S. Franklin St. Eaton, OH 45320. Evening attire is not required (but we’d enjoy it if you turned up that way.)
Everyone is welcome to join us for hors d’ouevres and beverages to kick off our annual shows and to help us celebrate our 25th birthday!
We’re not quite up on Infodog (probably tomorrow) but here’s a sneak peek at our 2017 Premium List and all the fun stuff we have planned for this year. Our “famous Ohioan” this year is Cincinnatian Roy Rogers and his beautiful German Shepherd Dog Bullet (we think Rumor would approve). Show closes April 12th.
Fort St. Clair Kennel Club is very pleased to announce our second Fast CAT (that’s “coursing ability test”– no cats involved.) The test is held down an informal fenced “alley”, with a collection area at the end. The alley is 100 yards long and dogs are timed as they follow the lure. Using a formula to convert time to miles-per-hour and a handicapping system based on the breed (open to all breeds and bulldogs aren’t expected to run as fast as Borzois) gives your dog a score. Three qualifying scores results in your dog’s first lure coursing trial.
Dogs must be at least a year old, we recommend that they run “naked” (no collar) and generally they are released by a helper to run towards their handler. If you were tempted by the regular CAT test, but worried that your dog would go walkabout, this might be the test for you.
Open to any dog who has a number from the AKC, including mixed breeds with a “Canine Companion” number and purebreds with an ILP, as well as regularly registered dogs. More info at the AKC’s FAST CAT page here.
We will be running two tests on Sunday afternoon, and if time and weather permits perhaps a practice run on Saturday.
The premium list and entry blanks are at this link.
Fort St. Clair Kennel Club is thrilled to announce their inaugural FAST CAT competitions, the first FAST CAT to be held in Ohio. The newest variation on lure coursing from the AKC, the FAST CAT is a timed 100-yard dash inside a fenced “alley”. Dogs compete against the clock rather than each other, and earn points for how fast they run. Earning 500 points results in a new title for the end of your dog’s name– BCAT. Dogs of any breed are permitted to participate, and mixed breed dogs are welcome provided they have a “Canine Partner” number from the AKC. Dogs must be a year old. We will be running two tests each day on Saturday and Sunday, October 8th and 9th. Pre-entries are $15 per run, day of trial are $20.
You can read more about the FAST CAT here , and the link to the premium list is below.