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Lure Coursing

Lure Coursing

Italian Greyhound running in lure coursing.
Ibizan Hound running in lure coursing.
Pharaoh Hound and Afghan Hound in lure coursing.
Afghan Hound running in lure coursing.
Borzoi running in lure coursing.

Lure coursing clubs should be aware of the following: 

  • Clubs are reminded to inform the Performance Events Department if they have to cancel their event by calling: 919-816-3908 or sending  an email to:
  • Clubs at their option can now send  copies of  their results including their Secretary Report in PDF format via email to: Clubs will then be contacted to confirm receipt and handle their event service fees by phone.

How many times have you seen your dog bolting outside, running as fast as he can after a squirrel or a windswept plastic bag or paper cup? He’s going after his “prey” of course, and he’s doing exactly what sighthounds are supposed to do. They’re born and bred to chase their prey! Their natural inclination to hunt by sight, not smell, is literally in their DNA.

So how do you satisfy your dog’s high-energy, inner instincts? AKC Lure Coursing may be the perfect answer! It’s an exciting way for him to do what comes naturally, but in a safe, controlled environment. In this event, dogs chase a mechanized, white plastic lure around a 600+ yard course that simulates the unpredictability of chasing live prey. Zig-zagging across a big, open field is simply heaven for these dogs! At the same time, it helps improve their focus, agility and sportsmanship.

Until you’ve actually seen it in action, it’s hard to imagine the complete and utter joy on your dog’s face as he runs the course, following the lure from start to finish. So if you’ve been looking for an activity that takes full advantage of your hound’s energy and natural ability, look no further than AKC Lure Coursing.

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