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, Azawakh, 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.

Juniors please bring a copy of the Junior Handler's Certificate for us to submit with the event results.

2024 Sighthound Lure Coursing Trials and Tests (Tentative Dates):

May 18 and 19,  AKC Sighthound Lure Coursing Tests and Trials, Cottage Grove, Oregon. Click here for the Premium and here to Enter.

September 21 and 22,  AKC Sighthound Lure Coursing Tests and Trials, Molalla Oregon.

October 12 and 13,  AKC Sighthound Lure Coursing Tests and Trials, Molalla Oregon.

Volunteers Welcome: 

Are you interested in volunteering at one of our upcoming lure coursing event Click here to sign up. We are happy to train new people.