Fifteen and send time is a dog agility competition offered by the American Kennel Club. FAST can be thought of as a free-style agility competition similar to Gamblers in USDAA or ASCA agility.
The course is laid out in no particular order, with points awarded for the successful completion of obstacles at the handler's discretion. Fifteen obstacles (or obstacle combinations) of a specified point value are arranged according to the judge's preference. Some obstacles are bidirectional (may be taken in either direction), while others are not.
A bonus area (the "send") is marked off with tape. To successfully complete the send, the handler must stay outside this taped-off area while the dog completes the obstacles in order. FAST allows dogs that may not be quire ready to complete a regular course to compete, as not all obstacles need be completed for a qualifying score.
Dogs are given a time allotment based on size, with larger dogs getting a shorter time in which to accumulate points.
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80 points max score available (60 pts for obstacles plus 20 Send Bonus) Novice minimum 50 pts to earn qualifying score Open minimum 55pts Excellent minimum 60 pts Standard course time(SCT) for all levels 38 sec-8 ...
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