Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lure Coursing for All Breeds

Cosmo got to try his paw at lure coursing during a fun day at The Canine Ranch in Canton, Ga. recently.

Lure coursing events and trials were created to offer sighthound owners a way to test their hounds' coursing instincts and those characteristics for which they were originally bred, to be able to hunt by sight. The sighthound breeds are: Whippets, Basenjis, Greyhounds, Italian Greyhounds, Afghan Hounds, Borzois, Ibizan Hounds, Pharaoh Hounds, Irish Wolfhounds, Scottish Deerhounds, Salukis and Rhodesian Ridgebacks.

Cosmo rests between lure course runs
Now, all breeds, including mixed-breeds, can enjoy the fun and excitment of lure coursing, just as Cosmo Havanese displays in his exhuberant run in the video above! This was Cosmo's first time on a lure course, though years ago he had the chance to try the Doggie Fun Zone, a lure-motivated obstacle course. Ever since Cosmo displayed an extraordinarily enthusiastic urge to chase the lure at the fun zone (his head about spun around), we wanted to check out an actual lure course.

Some other helpful links about lure coursing:

If you're in the Atlanta area, we thoroughly enjoyed our day at The Canine Ranch. The schedule for upcoming fun days and lure "happy hours" can be found here.


  1. Jasmine LOVES lure-coursing!! When we first tried it, she wasn't sure what to think. She ran off after it... then a little ways out, stopped to see if I was coming! I encouraged her to "go get it"... and she's been hooked ever since!! :D

  2. OMD! Cosmo likes lure coursing even more than TREATS! His instint kicked in immediately and he never looked back. I think we need a lure course at the Havanese Nationals. I think people will be AMAZED at what their Havs will do! hee hee!

  3. I did the lure course last year and loved it. I almost caught that furry pelt..heehee


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