Fast CAT Great Dane ‘Dilly Pickles’ Sets Breed Record
The highest-titled Great Dane in the sport of Fast CAT (coursing ability test) is a 2-year-old brindle female called “Dilly Pickles,” who also is the first Grand Champion of her breed to earn a FCAT title. Intent on chasing the lure as she runs with fury down the 100-yard straight course, GCH Ellenni Blkstone Ashella True Friend of the Crown FDC CAA FCAT3 THDA CGC TKN ATT took to Fast CAT naturally. Breeder-owner-handler Kristi Allison of Blackstone Great Danes in Bealeton, Virginia, says, “Dilly Pickles loves to run and chase things, so it is not surprising she loves Fast CAT.” Starting in Fast CAT in December 2019 at 18 months of age, Dilly Pickles already has earned FCAT3, the highest title requiring 1,000 points plus 500 points for each additional FCAT. With titles on both ends of her name, including lure coursing, therapy dog advanced, trick dog, farm dog, and now Fast CAT, Dilly Pickles received a Versatility Award in 2020 from the Great Dane Club of America. Co-breeders and co-owners of the talented female are Brittany Cipriotti and her daughter, Angele Cipriotti, both of Bealeton, Virginia, and Janet Petrella-Ashby of Ontario, Canada. Dilly Pickles is fueled to her achievements by Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Chicken & Rice Formula dog food.