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Happy Monday and welcome to life in the fast lane, at least if you’re a dog named Reas in a Race for the Kibbles. . . .

Reas, a male white-and-blonde whippet, bolted ahead of the competition to win the second-annual Fastest Dog USA competition. The three-year-old ran a 100-yard dash in 5.769 seconds or 35.45 miles per hour.

The 2021 AKC Fast CAT Invitational took place December 15-17, 2021 in Orlando, FL in conjunction with the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin. The fastest dogs from each breed, based on rankings from AKC Fast Coursing Ability Tests (Fast CAT), were invited to participate in the second annual AKC Fast CAT Invitational.

All dogs ran once each day and competed in two divisions, Pure Speed and Speed of the Breed. The top 10 fastest dogs according to height class in the Pure Speed division, were recognized based on how fast they ran.  The top 10 dogs that ran the fastest over the average speed for their breed, were recognized in the Speed of the Breed division.  The number one dog in each division was declared the 2021 Pure Speed Champion and the 2021 Speed of the Breed Champion.

The winners:

Some 250 of the best Fast CAT dogs from around the country and made up of 154 individual breeds including mixed breeds, came together to compete for a chance to be named Pure Speed Champion and/or Speed of the Breed Champion.

Best in Show

Pure Speed Division:

Height Class 2: Cleopatra Queen Of The Fox RN NA NAJ FCAT, an All-American Dog known as “Gidget,” owned by Yvonne and Ken Smith.

Height Class 1.5: Missjiff.Gif NFP CA FCAT4 ACT2 ACT2J FM TKN, an All-American Dog known as “Gif,” owned by Maureen Setter.

Height Class 1: Wildtuck’s Momentary Lapse of Reason BCAT DE, a Whippet known as “Reas,” owned by Lindsay Gluth & Matthew Manetti.

Speed of the Breeds Division: CH Windamirs Ottoman Emperor RN FCAT3 SWN SIA RATN CGCA TKI ATT, a German Pinscher known as “Otto,” owned by Meredith Krause.

Happy Monday News Viewers — this is Free Range, today’s Free Chat where the topics are wide ranging and all around FASCINATING because that’s the kind of people we are. . . .On FR, we celebrate the planet and all things avove, below, living and non=living.

Today, from this cat person to you the dog people, the dog show televised for the past couple of days showed us the fastest dog alive along with any other hairy sights and wonders– what do you think? This is a free chat, so share and share alike– if you have nothing to say about dogs,, maybe you have something to say about their “owners?” And don’t get me started on the judges — in every neck of the woods, life goes on and we’d love to hear about it…..what’s up?

Source: Orlando Sentinel

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