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:
Watch this space for 2018's Fast-CAT & Lure Coursing events!
Below are PayPal buttons for online payment for lure coursing test or trial entries.
Lure Coursing - JC or QC Test Entry
$20.00 Junior Courser Test or Qualified Courser Entry
Lure Coursing - Third Entry +/Same Owner
NCWFA Lure Trial Pre-entry - 3rd Entry + - Same Owner - $15.00
Lure Coursing - Second Entry/Same Owner
NCWFA Lure Trial Entry - pre-entry second entry, same owner - $17.00