Get the "Bunny"!
Lure coursing was invented by Lyle Gilette in 1972 as an alternative to open-field coursing without live quarry. This sport uses an artificial lure, often strips of a white plastic garbage bag, pulled around a field by a motor in a 500 - 1000 yard course with straightaways and turns, to evaluate the coursing ability of sighthounds. The hounds are scored by judges on multiple criteria, including speed, agility, endurance, and follow. Whippet love to lure course, and, as rule, most whippets take to this sport with just a little training.
Lure coursing field trials have been offered by the American Sighthound Field Association (ASFA) since the 1970s, and more recently by the AKC & UKC as well. Sighthounds can earn the ASFA titles FCh (Field Champion) and LCM (Lure Courser of Merit), and the AKC titles JC (Junior Courser), SC (Senior Courser), MC (Master Courser), FC or DC (Field Champion or Dual Champion), and LCX (Lure Courser Excellent). For more information on lure coursing, visit the ASFA Home Page or the AKC Lure Coursing Page.
The NCWFA has been an active participant in lure coursing from its beginning, sponsoring the first ever ASFA field trial, together with the Mission Trails Borzoi Club way back in the very early 1970s. Currently, the NCWFA holds AKC Lure Trials twice yearly. If you have any general coursing questions, want to volunteer, or can suggest any potential new lure coursing fields in the Vallejo/Fairfield/Napa/Dixon/Sacramento area (fenced, large, clear of obstacles, and available for dog use), please contact our lure coursing chair Jen Haas.
UPCOMING NCWFA AKC RUNNING EVENTS:
NCWFA AKC FAST CAT TESTS. 11/17/2018
As of 10/28, entries are FULL for BOTH TESTS!
The NCWFA is proud to sponsor TWO Fast CAT Tests on Saturday, November 17, 2018! Each test is limited to 65 entries. No entries will be accepted before September 17th, 2018 and will close once the entry limit is reached for each test. Entries are FULL for Both Tests. Thank you for your support of our Fast CAT events!
AKC Lure Trials & Tests, 2019 Dates TBA!