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.
FSCKC September 2018 Fast CAT Premium
Once again, we are so pleased to be offering two sets of Fast CAT tests along our all-breed dog show Sunday, April 29th at Preble County Fairgrounds, in Eaton, Ohio.
Entries are now open and the entry blank can be found in the menu on the left side of this page.
Pre-entry is $20, day of test (IF there are any spaces available) will be $25. There is space for 50 dogs in each test and a waiting list of 25.
Dogs run towards their owner on a hundred-yard straight course that is lightly enclosed with snow fence. Qualifying runs are awarded a light blue flat ribbon, new title holders receive a commemorative rosette.
Fort St. Clair Kennel Club is so grateful to members Tracy & Jeff Leonard, who have brought this great new event to our club and through their incredible hard work and effort we have been able to offer two sets of tests each year.
Fort St. Clair is delighted to announce that we have been approved for two Fast CATS this autumn, September 30 & October 1, at Preble County Fairgrounds.722 S. Franklin St. Eaton, Ohio.
Dogs must be one year old to compete. New AKC regulations allow for dogs to run with collars, though we still recommend running your dog “naked.” The lane for the run is “fenced” with snow fencing, as is the “catch” area at the end of the run. Rosettes will be given to dogs completing their titles.
The link to the entry form is at the bottom of this page.
Camping is available, but must be arranged through the Fairground office (937) 456-3748. There are pet-friendly motels in New Paris (the Golden Inn, a Mom and Pop-style establishment, popular with our dog show exhibitors 937-437-0722) and in nearby Richmond, Indiana.
FSCKC Fall 2017 Fast CAT Premium 2.0-1
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.
And have no fear — absolutely no cats are involved in these tests!