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Lure Coursing

All dogs have skills and instincts that come naturally, whether it’s running, hunting, or chasing. If you’ve ever wondered how good your dog’s natural abilities are, you might consider a low-stress, non-competitive test where each dog runs individually to measure performance.

Lure Coursing
In this event, Sighthounds chase a mechanized, white plastic lure around a 600–800 yard course that simulates the unpredictability of chasing live prey, while helping to improve their focus, agility and sportsmanship.

One of the easiest ways to get involved in the world of dog sports is with a Coursing Ability Test (CAT). Designed specifically for newcomers, each dog chases after an artificial lure on either a 300- or 600-yard long course and must finish in less 1 ½ minutes and 2 minutes, respectively.

Fast CAT
Think of Fast CAT® – which stands for Coursing Ability Test – like measuring a track star’s speed: Dogs run individually in a timed 100-yard dash.


Quick Start Guides:

Lure Coursing 101 for Beginners

Competitive Lure Coursing Guide

To search for lure coursing events, click the button above, then select the arrow next to Performance Events on the AKC page.  Select the type of event or trial you're interested in attending (LC, CABT, FCAT) and then you can then include filters such as location, date range, club, etc.  

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