Be sure to mark the last weekend in September for Fast CAT fun at Fort St. Clair Kennel Club! We’ll have two AKC Fast CAT tests on Saturday and two tests on Sunday. We expect all four tests to fill, and there will be “Day of” Entries ONLY if there are spaces left. If you want to be sure your dog runs, get your entries in as soon as you can. Each test is limited to 100 dogs. Pre-entries close September 26th, and the entry fee is $20. (In the event that there is space for day of entries, those will be $25.)
The Fast CAT trials will be held at Preble County Fairgrounds, 722 S. Franklin St. in Eaton, OH. On-site RV camping is available through the Fairgrounds office, but you must arrive before 4 p.m. on Friday to arrange that. (Call Beth the Fairgrounds for more information, (937) 456-3748. There are pet-friendly hotels located in nearby Richmond, Indiana.
During the Trial, there will be access to shade and shelter in the Rabbit barn, but please bring your own chairs. There is potable water on the Fairgrounds, but we recommend you bring some with you as well. Food concessions will be available.
What better way to practice before the show than to participate in our annual AKC Sanctioned “B” Match? (And if your pup is still too young for an official show, this is still a great way to get your feet wet.)
The match is open to puppies 3 to 6 months, 6 to 9 months, 9 to 12 months and adult dogs. Dogs who have major wins should only be entered for exhibition only. Puppies must be registered in the AKC, or eligible for registration in order to participate.
There is an entry blank in the menu on the left, or if you enter at the match, we’ll have forms there.
Our matches are relaxed and light-hearted, and yet they are held on our official show site, with regulation rings and mats, a nearly identical setting for the next day’s show.
Entries are only $4 for pre-entry and $5 for day of match entry. If you are brand new to showing dogs, there are plenty of people on hand who are happy to offer help and advice.
In addition, we’ll have some snacks and beverages for participants and spectators, so come on by and have some fun.
On the back page of the Premium List for our upcoming show, there is an ad for our Fast Cat trials being held at the same show site on Sunday, April 29. We used the same ad last year, and this year, we forgot to update the price of the test. As per AKC regulations, the Fast Cat tests will be charged the fee stipulated in the Fast CAT Premium List: $20 for pre-entry and $25 for day-of-trial entry, which will only be available if the tests have not filled with pre-entries. We apologize for any confusion and inconvenience.