Chintimini Kennel Club, Corvallis Oregon

CKC Lure Coursing for Sighthound Breeds

Sighthound Lure coursing competitions, the most popular event for these breeds, entails a competition on a large field. This competition attempts to create a simulation of a hare's zigzag path to evade a pursuing hound. The hare's path is generated by a string being pulled through a series of pulleys simulating a non-uniform set of turns. Instead of a live bunny, a set of white, usually plastic, bags attached to the line attract the hound's attention (the dogs don't care they just love to run). Click Here for a video taken at one of our events.

Breeds that participate in lure coursing trials and tests include Afghan Hounds, Basenjis, Borzoi, Greyhounds, Ibizan Hounds, Irish Wolfhounds, Italian Greyhounds, Pharaoh Hounds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Salukis, Scottish Deerhounds, Sloughi and Whippets. Dogs can earn AKC Field Championship titles at these events.

Tentative Dates for 2020 Sighthound Lure Coursing Trials and Tests:

May 16 and 17 AKC Sighthound Lure Coursing Tests and Trials at Billup's Ranch Cottage Grove OR

August 8 AKC Sighthound Lure Coursing Tests and Trials at Foxglove Frams, Junction City OR.

September 26 and 27, AKC Sighthound Lure Coursing Tests and Trials at Foxglove Frams, Junction City OR.

Lure Coursing Judge Seminar Opportunity - The Desert Fun Bunch coursing club in Glendale Arizona is hosting a two day lure coursing judge's seminar that covers all aspects of being an effective AKC & ASFA judge. Click Here for more informaion.