Lure coursing is an event for all Sighthounds.
Afghan Hounds, Basenjis, Borzois, Greyhounds, Ibizan Hounds, Irish Wolfhounds, Italian Greyhounds, Pharaoh Hounds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Salukis, Scottish Deerhounds, and Whippets are eligible.
The AKC offers this program that the dogs and owners love so well, to test the dogs basic coursing instinct or hunting by sight ability.
The dogs chase an artificial lure, in an open field and are judged by two judges, on the dogs overall ability, speed, endurance, agility, and how well they follow the lure.
The dogs can earn titles, such as Junior Courser (JC), Senior Courser (SC), and Master Courser (MC). They can also obtain a Field Championship (FC) and the title of Lure Courser Excellent (LCX).
The upside of this event is the dogs are kept in such good healthy shape, by doing something that comes naturally and that they really like to do.
Dogs must be one year old and any dog with a breed disqualification may not participate. Check the club search section of our website for a Coursing club in your area.