Coursing is the pursuit of game or other animals by dogs—chiefly greyhounds and other sighthounds—catching their prey by speed, running by sight and not by scent.
In lure coursing, dogs chase an artificial lure across a field, following a pattern that is meant to simulate live coursing.
Dogs must be able to run side by side, without interfering with one another.
Italian Greyhounds cannot compete with other breeds than there own, as they might be seen as prey themselves!
Dogs are judged based on their speed, enthusiasm, their pursuit of the lure, and endurance.
Peruvian Inca Orchid
Portuguese Podengo (Medio and Grande)
Portuguese Podengo Pequeno
All dogs running in braces must wear a properly fitted muzzle while running. The muzzle must allow the dog to pant, open its mouth and breathe normally without allowing it to grab or bite onto the lure or other dogs.
To facilitate the releasing and retrieving of dogs before and after a race it is mandatory to keep a flat collar on the dog while it is running.
A sturdy yet comfortable set of racing blankets are a must for all racers. During each race all dogs will be assigned a number to distinguish them from the other racers in their heat.Each number corresponds to a specific color that the dog must wear in the form of a blanket.
Lure coursing events are held by a number of organizations, such as the AKC & UKC.
Hey @zoi-ish-tales, remember Camo (formerly Sligo)? He finally got that first lure coursing practice today and he LOVES plastic! At 8 months old, he’s already a big boy and has an amazingly playful and sweet temperament :)