So you think your dog is fast. Well, you no longer have to wonder how fast your dog can run. Fast CAT® – which stands for Coursing Ability Test – is a timed 100-yard dash where dogs run one at a time, chasing a lure. It’s over before you know it — and it’s nothing short of awe-inspiring to watch your dog run at top speed, ears back, eyes focused, legs strong. And if your dog is really fast, you might earn bragging rights if their name makes onto AKC’s list of top 20 fastest dogs by breed! All dogs can participate in Fast CAT, whether purebred or mixed breed.

Although it is a relatively new sport, its popularity has spread like wildfire. No wonder. According to one AKC official, “The Fast CAT® provides a terrific opportunity to introduce new participants to the world of AKC sports as one of the few events where all that is needed to compete is a dog’s natural instincts.”

NOTICE TO WAG MEMBERS: To volunteer to work at a Fast CAT Trial, contact the Event Chair listed below.  DO NOT contact the Field Secretary.

Trial Date – August 27 & 28 2022 


Event Site:  McHenry County Fair Grounds 11900 County Club Road Woodstock, IL 60098


Jennifer Walker, Field Secretary
9741 Cherrywood
Roscoe, IL 61073

Kelly Schumann, Event Chair/Field Chairman
36287 N Hazelwood Drive
Ingleside, IL 60041