In Lure Coursing, dogs chase an artificial lure across a field, following a pattern. The course must have a minimum number of turns in order to simulate prey (the jack-rabbit or hare) changing direction in a chase. Coursing is done in a mowed flat grass field. The fields can be fenced or not. If a dog is lure focused they will typically follow the lure from start to finish and not run off course.
Dogs with some considerable lure experience, termed “lure-wise”, may try to anticipate or “cheat” by attempting to cut off the lure instead of trying to capture the lure using follow, speed and agility.
Usually NO TRAINING is needed to run a track. Each dog is run separately. The Kennel Clubs Fun Lure Coursing day welcomes all breeds and mixed breeds. Dogs must be at least 12 weeks old.
Young dogs 3 months to a year old are only run on shortened Straight patterns.
Spectators are also welcome to cheer the dogs on, free of charge.
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Lure Coursing Interest List