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INAUGURAL AKC FAST CAT INVITATIONAL COMING TO ORLANDO
New York, NY (October 29, 2020) – Which dog is the fastest in the country? The AKC Fast CAT Invitational will answer that question, as the speediest canines gather for this inaugural, invitation-only event. Dogs of all breeds participate year-long, around the country, in AKC Fast Coursing Ability Tests (Fast CAT) – the 100-yard dash for dogs.
Held in conjunction with the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin, the fastest dogs from each breed, based on rankings from AKC Fast CAT Tests, have been invited to participate in Orlando, FL for the designation of Fastest Dog USA or Speed of the Breeds Champion. All dogs will run three times, with the cumulative speed determining the fastest dogs. The third and final round will be held on Friday, December 11th. Dogs will compete in two final divisions: Fastest Dogs USA and the Speed of the Breed Championship. Fastest Dogs USA will be the outright fastest dog according to miles per hour. Speed of the Breed will be determined by the percentage of speed run over the average speed for that breed.
“Fast CAT is such a fun event for dogs, owners and spectators. We’re excited to add the Invitational to a thrilling lineup of events taking place throughout the week,” said Doug Ljungren, EVP of Sports & Events. “The life-style changes that occurred in 2020 have resulted in a renewed appreciation of the relationship we have with our dogs. The AKC National Championship, and all the events held prior and in conjunction with it, are a showcase of the beauty, skill and partnership we have with our canine companions.”
For more about the AKC National Championship, please see www.akc.org/sports/conformation/national-championship/.
With hundreds of Fast CAT events around the country, every dog and owner can enjoy participating in Fast CAT at a local event. To learn more about Fast CAT, please see www.akc.org/sports/coursing/fast-cat/.
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Brandi Hunter, American Kennel Club – firstname.lastname@example.org, 212.696.8220