On July 2018, the CKC approved the Sprinter event, geared toward all breeds and mixes to compete in a 100m straight dash, and are timed with how fast they do it in 60 seconds. That time is then converted into Km/h. There is no judge and dogs run alone in this event.
Titles are accumulated by points, the base title is the Novice Sprinter, which is 150 points.
Sprinter is open to all purebred and mixed-breed dogs who are at least 12 months of age. Your dog must be individually registered with the CKC; or have an Event Registration Number (ERN); or have a Performance Event Number (PEN); or eligible for registration with the CKC (called Listed and an additional event fee paid to the CKC); or have a Miscellaneous Certificate Number (MCN) if it belongs to a CKC listed breed; or have a Canine Companion Number (CCN) if it’s a mixed-breed.
A handicap system is applied to a dog’s Km/h to determine the number of points earned.
The handicap system is based on the height of the dog at its withers:
(a) 18”or greater = handicap is 1.0
(b) 12” up to less than 18” = handicap is 1.5
(c) Below 12” = handicap is 2.0
Points = KPH multiplied by the dog’s handicap.
For example 20 KPH x 1.5 = 30 points. Round off points to the nearest whole number.
"Lieder", a Standard Wire-Haired Dachshund, taking part in WCEC's Sprinter events in 2018.
Photo credit: Eurosport