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Discussion in 'Other K-9 Shows and Events' started by Panama, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. Panama

    Panama Hot Topics Subscriber

    @Ravenbird FastCat is a 100 yard timed sprint. There is an equation they use to calculate the time x distance to figure out how fast the dog did the run. When I can get to Joker's bin, I will see if the equation is written down. It is AMAZING! Joker has only done it a few times, but he absolutely loves it! Only 1 dog runs at a time.

    All the info on FastCat at this link:
    Fast CAT – American Kennel Club

    I did purchase these, but when they came in (before I knew it) DH surprised me by already framing them and I just haven't taken them down to scan.


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  2. My2Girls

    My2Girls Notable member

    Those are great pictures!

    We do Lure Coursing. Princess loves it. For a while I looked at cheap home courses for purchase but never found one that was within budget and decent quality.
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  3. Ravenbird

    Ravenbird Notable member

    Thank you @Panama !!! Great to have a professional photographer at the scene. It looks like great fun!
  4. Panama

    Panama Hot Topics Subscriber

    You see your dog running in the yard and think 'wow, he's fast'..... not until you see FatCat or Lure Coursing... I think Joker pulled 8.24 seconds & 8.03 seconds.... which was over 24mph. The only problem I have is, he wants to keep going. Once the dog reaches the "catch area" at the end, the lure stops, you leash the dog and remove them from the run area. Once you are out of the catch area, they move the lure up to the start area for the next dog. Joker wants to keep chasing it. I need to make him a blindfold or something. He loves it.
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  5. Dogs4Life

    Dogs4Life Member

    I'm sure those 8 seconds are over quick for him lol
  6. Panama

    Panama Hot Topics Subscriber

    I had no idea he had such a long stride.
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  7. Ravenbird

    Ravenbird Notable member

    LOL. I didn't get to go watch, but my friend took her Dutchie to a Lure Coursing - has 2 of 3 legs now, and wants to do a FastCat in August. Dutchie just turned 5 and I think her fastest days are behind her, but she's still really fast. I think I'll be going the next time she gets to run. What else does Joker do? I'm still puppy-less, the wait has been prolonged due to a small litter w/no females, so I just lurk and watch what everyone else is doing.
  8. Ravenbird

    Ravenbird Notable member

    I guess with the side barriers the photographer can't get a side shot? That would be awesome to see!
  9. Panama

    Panama Hot Topics Subscriber

    No... she actually lays on the ground, covered up, at the very end. They get good profile stride pictures of the Lure Coursing because it's done in the open (very large fenced area). It's long runs, turns, short run, turn....
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  10. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    Wow, great shots. I love the last one where he looks like he’s flying!

    What I love about dogs doing these activities is that the expression on their face seems to change. Like they are channeling something else inside them that you don’t get to see when they are in “pet” mode. It’s not wild, because it’s so controlled, but it’s just...different! And the focus, love a focused dog!

    Does Joker whine for more? I can totally see Kaiser thinking he owns the field lol.
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  11. Panama

    Panama Hot Topics Subscriber

    He goes nuts. He almost jerked me down last time. Once he realize "oh yeah, it's someone else's turn" he calmed down. We get anywhere near those orange barriers and he gets all ramped up.

    We haven't had much time for anything else. We do AKC & ICE (International Canine Events) Conformation. We haven't done any UKC at all. :shock: I promised my husband when we started in AKC conformation that I would only do 2 registries until Joker finished his AKC CH title. We are one big major (or a small major & 1 or 2 singles) from finishing. After that, we might work on UKC. But we love ICE shows... a lot of fun.
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  12. Ravenbird

    Ravenbird Notable member

    See? Yet another thing I haven't looked at: Int'l Canine Events. Such a great group to learn from here. Keep us posted on more FastCats!
  13. Oh Little Oji

    Oh Little Oji Formerly Tad Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    How fun!

    Oji is built to tear this up, aside from his oversized front paws. I believe they slow him down.
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  14. LifeofRubie

    LifeofRubie Active Member

    Would love to try this with Rubie as chasing things is one of her favorite past times... I assume I can look on the AKC Site and find local events?
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  15. Panama

    Panama Hot Topics Subscriber

    Yes, it is listed under Performance Events

    American Kennel Club - Event Search
  16. LifeofRubie

    LifeofRubie Active Member

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  17. Ravenbird

    Ravenbird Notable member

    Oh she would love it! Do it, do it!!!
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  18. Panama

    Panama Hot Topics Subscriber

    If you pre-enter it's usually only $20 but if you register at the event it's usually $30
    If it's something you just want to try to see if your dog might like it, (the ones we've been to) they will do a "fun run" which is not an official run, but if they do well, you can pay the difference and have it converted to an official run.

    They need 150 points for a BCat title.... points are your MPH

    The equation to determine the speed of the dog is:
    204.545 divided by dog's time. So, Joker's 2 runs 204.545 / 8.24= 24.81 mph & 204.545 / 8.03= 25.46 mph
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  19. LifeofRubie

    LifeofRubie Active Member

    I may look into that. Their premium isn't available yet but I'll print it out and mull it over when it is. Dog Dad will love adding another thing to my doggie social calendar ;)
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  20. My2Girls

    My2Girls Notable member

    We’ve done fun runs just at local dog events. If you google Lure Coursing near me events should pop up.
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