20th March 06:38
New AKC Lure Coursing Program
AKC has had Lure Coursing titles for sighthounds for many years... They
follow a zig-zag course laid with a strong line towed by an electric
motor, using a white garbage bag as the "rabbit". Gorgeous event to
But all kinds of dogs love to chase things, and some sighthound clubs
and terrier clubs have offered this activity just for the fun of it at
their events for a long time. It's been very popular.
Now the AKC has started the Coursing Ability Title (CAT) program for all
breeds and mixed breeds. Three successful runs are required for the
title. No training required for the dogs. But owners will need to
learn how to hold and release the dogs, and develop quick ways of
reclaiming their excited dogs at the end of each run..... Muzzles are
required. Box muzzles or Greyhound racing muzzles required.... not the
soft wrap around kind.