This Fast CAT is a Dog!

This Fast CAT is a Dog!

Photo by Smooth Shots by Bill

Koda Dane Lincoln Mo Rausch CA BCAT RATM CGC is the first All-American Dog to earn the new AKC Fast CAT title in the sport of Coursing Ability, on May 14, 2016, at the Blue Grass Coursing Club test in Radcliff, KY. Koda is also tied for first place in the fastest All-American Dogs in the new event!

Fast CAT is a timed 100-yard dash for dogs. Dogs run singularly and in a straight line, chasing the lure, usually a white trash bag attached to a pulley system. The dog’s time to complete the 100 yard dash is converted into MPHs, and the dogs earn points towards titles, based on their time.

Koda is a 3-year-old Labrador Retriever mix.

“He was a parvo puppy handed over to my veterinarian clinic to be euthanized.  Instead, they treated him, housed him in the kennel, and used him as a blood donor,” said his owner Jeanette Rausch of Mount Juliet, TN.

“When I visited the clinic in January 2014, the clinic asked if I would consider adopting him.  He was 13 months old when I brought him home to join our family that included me and four other dogs.  He has accomplished a lot more since then, besides saving the lives of other dogs, including becoming the first Canine Partner to earn the BCAT title.” 

Koda competes in AKC events through the AKC Canine Partners program for all dogs, including mixed-breeds.

For more information on Fast CAT, go to: http://www.akc.org/events/fast-cat/