West Coast Dog Sports
Fun Sprint Event - Sat 10 Feb 2024
Fun Sprint Event
What are Sprints:
Sprints is a fun event that anyone can have a go at.
Dogs are timed chasing after a plastic lure for 100 meters. Dogs are categorised into 3 classes depending on their height, these categories then have handicaps. Your dog will run twice (see Edibility) and their time averaged and handicap applied. A result is given in Km/h.
The Sprint field is surrounded by bunting. For quick transition between dogs, you will need 2 handlers, someone to release and someone to catch the dog. As the dog will enter one end and exit at the other.
When to arrive:
Gates will open at 4pm for set up. This sport has a lot to set up (many hands mean light work)
Check in is from 5pm-5.45pm Dogs will need to be measured unless they hold an official Dogs Australia height card (this card will need to be presented). Please note measurements taken on the night will not be official measurements, just measurements for this event.
First runs will take place at 6pm. (DogsWest heat policy will apply to this event and the start time may be pushed back)
Eligibility of dog:
Dogs must be 9 months or older to compete. Dogs 9-12 months old can only do 1 run. Dogs 12 months and older can do 2 runs.
Bitches in season are not permitted on the grounds.
Dogs can run in a flat collar only, no choke chains, prong collars or e-collars are permitted.
Dogs must be on leash at all times when not running in the sprint zone.
Cost: Members of WCDS $15 per dog, Non members $20 per dog (regardless of age of dog)
Refreshments: A sausage sizzle, bacon and egg burgers and drinks will be available to order via show manger. Coffee will be available from Hound Espresso who will be onsite.
Entries will be capped at 60 dogs. No refunds will be offered.
A run sheet will be uploaded to our Facebook page the day before the event.
Times will be calculated and uploaded to our Facebook page the day after the event. No presentations will occur on the night.