Copyright 1995 by Bonnie
Bonnie Dalzell is an all breed ASFA and AKC Lure Coursing
Judge and a long time activist in Lure Coursing.
The first version of this FAQ, a 74 line (page and a half) document, originally
prepared by Marcia Cavan with additional info from Carol Mount was posted as
part of the AKC FAQ. Since its scope was broadened from AKC only details, it
was moved out of the AKC FAQ into an independent FAQ. However,
the document quickly ballooned to 2000+ lines, making it
difficult to read as a single document. This
version returns to its "roots" as a FAQ for those who know little about
the Lurecoursing. The Lurecoursing Homepage, with extensive and
detailed information on this sport, is available at Bonnie Dalzells
Lure Coursing is a humane sport which attempts to imitate the coursing of the
rabbit or hare by sighthounds but without the hare. The sighthounds chase an
artificial lure, usually a white kitchen garbage bag, sometimes tanned rabbit
skins, or fake fur strips.
To set up the "lure" coursing course a line composed of braided fishing line
(usually 100 pound test 'trolling' line) is passed around a series of pulleys
staked to the ground within a large field (at least 5 acres).
The lures (most
clubs use at least two lures set 10 feet apart on the line - this reduces
contention among the hounds at the end) are attached to the main line and the
whole system is driven from a lure machine, a device constructed from a 1955 to
1962 Ford starter motor mounted in a frame. This particular type of starter
motor has a long drive shaft upon which is mounted a drive wheel that rather
resembles two very sturdy pie plates welded back to back -- the line runs in
the groove between the plates.
Since the starter motor is DC the normal power
source is provided by deep cycle 12 volt marine batteries, by 2 or 3 car
batteries in parallel, or by jumper cables running to a running car or tractor.
The lure machine must be capable of driving the lure at speeds up to 40 miles
per hour. Control of the lure is provided by using an on-off type thumb-switch
(connected to the low-current side of the starter solenoid). One such switch
can be made out of a door bell switch mounted in a grip made from a bicycle
handle bar grip. It is important to have a lure machine configuration that
provides enough speed to keep the lure safely in front of the fastest hounds.
Lure machines used in terrier trials or made with AC washing machine motors
lack the power to accelerate the lure quickly enough.
The competition within a breed consists of allowing the hounds to run in braces
or trios (provided that there are two or more hounds per breed) within each
stake in the breed, twice. Solitary breed entries usually run alone although,
with permission of the handlers, solitary entries with similar running styles
may be grouped to run together - but they will be scored separately by the
judge(s). For example if there was only one Pharaoh Hound and only one Ibizan
Hound entered at a trial the handlers might be given the option of having those
two run together.
In order to individually identify the hounds for purposes of scoring they are
clothed in a coursing blanket. The blanket colors are intense pink, yellow or
cyan. The blanket color is assigned to the hounds by random draw. Depending on
the trial each hound receives scores from one or two judges for each run. The
final placement within the stake is determined by adding together all of the
hound's scores and comparing that score with those of other hounds in that
Sighthounds are dogs that traditionally were used to chase game by sight rather
than track game. The animals are normally called "hounds", a shortening of the
term "sighthound" or "gazehound". That is, dogs that hunt by sight (course). In
French this type of dog is called "levier", in German "Windhund" and in Russian
Although the exact definition of sighthound is a topic that can generate an
enormous controversy, in general they are dogs that hunt by sight and are
specialized for rapid running.
Currently the breeds commonly
accepted at North American lure coursing events are:
In order of historical involvement in Lure Coursing:
- The American Kennel Club
- The National Greyhound Association
- The Saluki Club of America
- The States Kennel Club
- The Canadian Kennel Club
In North America there are three organizations that coordinate the hosting of
sighthound lure coursing trials. In order of years of experience in the sport
they are the American Sighthound Field Association (ASFA) founded in May of
1972, the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) which took over Canadian lure coursing
from the Canadian Lure Coursing Association (CLCA) and the American Kennel Club
(AKC) which became active in lure coursing in September of 199 Each have
slightly different running rules and criteria for granting titles. Competitive
points earned in one organization's trials do not carry over to the other
group's trials. However earned titles may affect eligibility for other group's
Lure coursing trials are hosted by local clubs that are licensed by a
sponsoring organization. At the end of the article there will be a listing of
references for these clubs with contact addresses.
They are issued by different organizations. AKC titles are recorded by the
American Kennel Club and are printed out on official AKC documents such as
official pedigrees and on championship certificates and are published in the
AKC Awards publication. ASFA titles are issued by the American Sighthound Field
Association and are published in FAN (Field Advisor News). They will not appear
on official AKC issued pedigrees. This does not mean that the ASFA titles are
in anyway inferior. In fact in my opinion and experience the LCM is the most
difficult lure coursing title to earn. The AKC JC is the easiest, the SC next,
the ASFA FCh next and the AKC FC is next.
Don't limit yourself and your hound's chances to run. There are few enough lure
coursing field trials as it is. The AKC titles go on your hound's permanent AKC
records but once you have the FC there is not much incentive to continue.
Obtaining an ASFA LCM is the supreme test of both coursing interest and long
term vigor in a lure coursing hound.
You may want to leave your hound home
the first time you go to watch a lure coursing field trial.
However if you are hoping to practice the hound or wish to socialize it to this
sort of event you should bring it. Remember, you must keep your hound under
control at all times.
Things to bring:
- Water and a water dish for your hound
- A secure collar and leash for the hound
- Clothing for you and protection for your hound suitable for the
potential variation in weather for that area at that time of year (shade if the
weather is hot is the most important.)
- A chair
- Lunch (it can be a very looong day)
Due to recent rule changes in both ASFA and AKC coursing you CANNOT enter
an unpracticed hound.
Unpracticed hounds are quite likely to be excused or dismissed for
Even worse they are likely to develop the habit of interference which
they would not have developed had they been properly schooled into lure
Once you locate one, drive there with your hound!. Seriously though - locating
a lure coursing practice may be difficult. You have to locate some person or
club who is setting up practice events. First ask other sighthound owners if
they know of any practices. Practices may be set up by:
Since practices may be harder to find than actual competitive events, if you
locate a practice session you should make it a fairly high priority to get your
- Private individuals
- Clubs during special practice sessions
- Clubs at demonstations at dog shows and other public events
- Most clubs also attempt to run practices after their lure coursing trials
In addition to the items you would bring when you went to
observe a field trial:
Good trial sites are not easy to find and a lure coursing field trial does not
generate very much income for the club so continued use of the trial site is
dependent upon the good will of the property owner. Clean up after your hound
and yourself! Do not damage property! Park in designated areas and don't go
randomly exploring out buildings, barns and other structures not being used by
the members of the field trial. Do not harrass any livestock that may be on the
trial site. Be respectful of the property.
- Your hound's registration information.
- Until you know that your hound will lure course consistently you do not
need to buy a slip lead or coursing blankets. The clubs are required to have
these on hand.
Remember that this is a lure coursing field trial. People often travel long
distances to run their hounds and have paid to enter the competition. They are
there to run their hounds and they may not have had much sleep. Most people at
the trial will be happy to answer your questions but pick the time to approach
them carefully. Don't walk up and start talking to a judge while the person is
judging. Don't try and question an exhibitor while they are actively involved
in competition. Do not come out on the course with your hound, observe from the
sidelines. Keep your hound on a short leash. If your hound is very excited keep
it far enough away so that it does not distract the competing hounds. Don't
allow it to approach other competitors hounds and "get in their faces". Hounds
that are excited by the lure may be rather jumpy and even predatory. Don't
interfere with the hounds of another competitor. This includes not offering
food or water to hounds that are in competition. hounds can become very ill if
run on full stomachs.
Not really, unless you bring along a person to tend to the young children. If
you are participating at a lure field trial you may be there all day and
unsupervised children can quickly become bored. Almost all the people there are
there to run their hounds. Many of the hounds come from childless homes and are
not socialized on children.
The trial sites are frequently on private property which lack play facilities
for children and may contain hazards to unsupervised children. At least one
coursing club that I know of is required by the insurance company of the
landowner of their trial site to ban children under 12 from the trial site.
This was the result of damages sustained to a swimming pool by unsupervised
children at a lure coursing trial.
It is especially important to be careful with very young children around large
powerful dogs. Don't wear your baby in one of those "on the parent carriers"
while trying to control an excited dog that is powerful enough to pull or knock
you over. Remember a 80 pound hound running at 35 miles an hour packs a
powerful punch should it run into you or a child by accident.
The unentered dogs cannot be allowed to run loose during the trial. Allowing
small fluffy dogs that resemble lures to run loose on the coursing field is
inadvisable. Hounds that wish to run but are not allowed to run may be quite
It is important to always have adequate control over dogs that are not actually
participating in the course in progress. There is a fine for having a loose dog
interfere with a course in progress. Novices with retired racing greyhounds
frequently have to pay this fine as the hounds suddenly show much more
excitement than the owner has ever seen up until that time (that is they go
berserk with happiness and excitement).
Sighthounds have thick muscular necks and slender heads and can easily and
unexpectedly slip a buckle collar when they become excited at the sight of the
moving lure with other hounds in pursuit. For this reason you should have a
martingale or choke collar for restraint of the hound at the trial site.
It is relatively common for dogs brought to the trial site and left loose in a
car to become excited at the sight and sound of the lure and destroy part of
the car's interior. Rear view mirrors and upholstery are favorite targets. If
the windows are left partially rolled down the dog may injure itself as it
tries to get out through the window. Crating or tethering the dog with a tie
out that it cannot chew through prevents these problems. Obviously no one
should leave a dog alone in an unshaded car in hot weather.
From roll call to the completion of the trial. Be prepared for a long day,
especially in bad weather. Bring plenty of food and water. Bring warm clothing
and wet weather gear. In hot weather bring shade.
A club can usually complete an all breed trial of 30 hounds in 5 hours. I have
seen 30 hound specialty trials (one breed) be run in 3 hours. However trials
with small entries are often run at a leisurely pace and may take until dusk,
while trials with large entries will be pushed along by the certain knowledge
that they must be completed before dusk. Either way it adds up to a looong
All sorts. Since trials are scheduled events they are canceled only in the case
of extreme weather conditions - tornados, hurricanes, blizzards. I'm not
kidding! Last winter I was scheduled to judge at a trial in New Jersey in early
March. A blizzard came up the day before. It was not until 7 PM the night
before the trial that it was decided to cancel the trial. Not because all the
roads were closed (they were) but because with 24 inches of ice and snow on the
coursing field it seemed that it would be difficult to set up a safe course.
Lure coursing blankets are the means by which the different hounds in a course
are identified by the judge. They are light in weight and designed to be
non-restrictive to the galloping hound. They should be made of a double
stretch material and you need one in each of these colors:
A slip lead is a specialized collar and leash combination that allows the
handler to rapidly release an excited hound without breaking a finger or
damaging the hound. The best leads have a broad collar that is several inches
smaller than the hound's neck with relatively heavy 3 inch brazed metal rings
on each end of the collar. The leash portion is strung through the metal rings
in such as way as to hold the hound until one end of the leash is released.
Then the hound is free.
- high recognition yellow (bright yellow or "green yellow")
- high recognition pink (hot pink).
- high recognition blue (eye shattering cyan).
These are lure coursing trials sponsored by the American Sighthound Field
Association and held in accordance with ASFA rules and regulations.
The hounds are run in competition under ASFA running rules and
The ASFA's trials are open to purebred:
The hounds must be at least one year old or older on the day of the trial, and
be individually registered with:
- Afghan Hounds
- Ibizan Hounds
- Irish Wolfhounds
- Pharaoh Hounds
- Rhodesian Ridgebacks
- Scottish Deerhounds an
In the near future ASFA is going to require one-time proof of
registry/ownership according to new directives.
- The American Kennel Club [AKC]
- The National Greyhound Association [NGA]
- an AKC-recognized foreign registry (this includes running Borzoi on
their Russian reg. numbers.
- possess a Critique Case number [CC] from the Saluki Club of American
[SCOA], for desert-bred Salukis.
An exciting change being pioneered by ASFA is the future formation of a
"Miscellaneous" class or stake, for other Sighthound breeds recognized by the
FCI [Federation Cynologique Internationale), a world-wide registry
organization. This would allow breeds such as the Azawak, Chart Polski, Sloughi
and others to compete. While titles would not be gained directly from ASFA,
American parent clubs of these breeds may wish to recognize the accomplishments
of these hounds within their registry body.
Note: Not all trials will offer all of these stakes. Optional stakes are
designated with an *.
If there are 20 or more hounds in a given stake in a given breed, that
stake will be split and multiple placements will be awarded in that
stake. Stakes are split so as to produce as many sets of 10 as
possible. For example an entry of 30 open whippets would be split
into 3 sets of Open whippets with 10 hounds per stake rather than two
Open whippet stakes of 15 hounds.
- Singles * (Hound runs by itself - no points are awarded towards a
title - can't run inBOB or BIF.)
- Open (Hounds who have not earned the ASFA FCh)
- Field Champion (Hounds who have earned the ASFA FCh)
- Veteran * (In most sighthound breeds, hounds over 6 years old (5
for Irish Wolfhounds). Veteran Stake entries may not be entered in
any other regular stake at the same trial. 1st placements from the
Veteran Stake do not count toward a FCh title. If veteran wins BOB
or BIF over competition -- that counts as a first
- Best in Field (BIF) * (Open to the BOB winners of the day.)
- Breeder * ( competition in this and in Kennel is determined by
scoring out of Open, FCh or veteran).
- Kennel *
Best of Breed must always be determined by a single run consisting of
a brace or trio, however, so if there were 4 stakes of Open whippets
BOB would be determined by running the best of those 4 winners against
the top winner from the Field Champion stake.
There are 5 categories:
- Field Champion (FCh)
- Competes against other hounds of the same breed in the "Open stake". To
earn the title the hound must accumulate 100 breed points and earn 2 first
placements or 1 first and 2 second placements over competition that receives
qualifying scores or that is dismissed. A first over a non-qualifying scoring
hound doesn't count but if he attacks your hound and is dismissed then the
hound counts. The maximum score is 100 points per judge. To achieve a
qualifying score the hound must receive at least half this total. These
judges-score points are different from the breed points mentioned above. Best
In Field (BIF) determined by running against the winner of
another breed will count as a first if the hound winning BIF was the only entry
in its breed. (For example, if a single Saluki is entered, but wins BIF by
defeating the best of 17 Whippets, it is credited with a "first over
- Lure Courser of Merit (LCM)
- Competes against other hounds of the same breed in the "Field
Champion stake". To earn the title the hound must accumulate 300
breed points and earn 4 first placements. Each first placement
must be over at least one competitor earning a qualify score.The
hound may earn multiple LCM's. Each requires 4 firsts out of the
Field Champion stake and an additional 300 points. At this time
the LCM is the most difficult lure coursing title to earn.
The judge(s) score the hound in each category producing a score between 0 and
100. Qualifying scores are 50% or above. Most judges score qualifying runs
somewhere between 60 and 80 points. On a given day the exact numeric score is
less important than the hound's score relative to the other hounds. Notice that
in ASFA coursing Speed and Agility are considered the most important
categories. This reflects the importance of open field (i.e. live game)
coursing experience in the minds of the founders of ASFA - if the hound is
after a hare exactness of follow is worthless if the quarry outruns the hound.
Live quarry does not slow down so that the slow hounds can stay sighted. Only
lures adjust themselves to the speed of the slower coursers.
- Speed (25)
- Agility (25)
- Endurance (20
- Enthusiasm (15)
- Follow (15)
In each stake within a breed (Open, Field Champion and Veteran) 1st,
2nd, 3rd, 4th and NBQ (Next Best Qualifying) placements are awarded.
The scores from the judge(s) are added up for both the preliminary and
final runs. The hounds are awarded placements within their stake based
on the summed scores. Points towards the titles (ASFA championship
points) are awarded as follows:
The winners of these stakes will then compete in a runoff for Best of Breed
(BOB). The BOB winner will receive points equivalent to the greatest number
earned by any hound in the breed. For example if there were 5 hounds in the
Open stake and 3 hounds in the Field Champion stake and the Field Champion won
the BOB run off it would receive 4X5 = 20 points rather than 4X3 = 12 points
towards its Lure Courser of Merit title. The winner of the Open stake would
still receive 20 points towards its ASFA Field Champion title.
The additional points that may be awarded in BOB are only awarded if the BOB is
earned by a run off. A hound earning BOB over the winner of a larger stake by
forfeit would not earn additional championship points.
- 1st place = 4 times the number of dogs in the stake to a maximum of 40
- 2nd place = 3 times the number of dogs in the stake to a maximum of 30
- 3rd place = 2 times the number of dogs in the stake to a maximum of 20
- 4th place = 1 times the number of dogs in the stake to a maximum of 10
- NBQ - no points.
These are lure coursing trials sponsored by the American Kennel Club and held
in accordance with AKC Lure Coursing rules and regulations.
In September of 1991 the AKC began its own program of Lure Coursing as a sport
under the guidance of Dean Wright, a long time promoter of ASFA lure coursing
As of 1994 The AKC breeds that can participate in AKC Lure Coursing included 11
recognized sighthound breeds: Afghans, Basenjis, Borzoi, Ibizan Hounds, Irish
Wolfhounds, Greyhounds, Pharaoh Hounds, Salukis, Scottish Deerhounds, Rhodesian
The AKC's policy is that a sighthound breed is a sighthound breed if the
breed's parent club considers the breed to be a sighthound. This has, as you
can imagine, led to some really intense rhetoric on the definition of a
sighthound. We will wisely avoid this controversial matter of definition in
Regular stakes are Open and Specials. Open is open to all hounds who have
earned an AKC Junior Courser or other qualifying performance titles.
As of Jan 1, 1994 the AKC point scale is as follows:
- Junior Courser (JC)
- The hound must run in 2 events under 2 different judges or
judging panels. The hound will run alone on a course of at
least 600 yards that has at least 4 turns. The hound must
run the full course with enthusiasm, not stopping to visit with
spectators or take a potty break during its run. The judges
award a "pass" or "fail" not a numeric score.
- Senior Courser (SC)
- After January 1, 1994 the SC title is awarded based upon the
hound's performance in 4 AKC field trials. Prior to that date
the title was awarded based upon performance in 2 AKC field
trials. To earn an SC the hound must receive a qualifying score
in 4 AKC field trials under different judging panels.
- Field Champion (FC)
- This title proceeds the hound's name. This title is awarded once
the hound has accumulated 15 AKC Lure Coursing Points. There must
be at least 2 firsts valued at 3 points or more issued by two
different judges or judging panels.
Points for first place
5 4 3 2 1
number of hounds in competition
Whippets 15 11 8 5 2
Borzoi, Rhodesians 10 8 5 3 2
Balance of sighthound
breeds 6 5 4 3 2
This will certainly be revised in the future, but not in 1995
- When first place earns 5 second place earns 3, third place earns
- When first place earns 4 second place earns 2, third place earns
- When first place earns 3 second place earns
The hounds are scored on a scale of 0 to 50. There are 5 categories
each of equal value:
The judge(s) score the hound in each category producing a score between 0 and
50. Qualifying is 25 or above. Most judges score qualifying runs somewhere
between 30 and 40 points. On a given day the exact numeric score is less
important than the hound's score relative to the other hounds.
- Speed (10)
- Agility (10)
- Endurance (10)
- Overall Ability (10)
- Follow (10)
Dual Champion (DC) is awarded to a sighthound that has earned both an AKC Field
Champion title and an AKC conformation Championship title. This title also
precedes the hound's name and replaces either Ch or FC.
AKC registered hounds may be entered without having CKC registration
provided that an additional "listing" fee is paid. The titles will not
be awarded until the CKC registration is obtained on the hounds.
There is no separate Field Champion stake at CKC Lure Coursing Trials.
All hounds are entered in the Open stake.
To earn a Canadian FCh the hound earns 100 points with two firsts over
competition. The competition includes existing Canadian Field Champions. To
earn a FChx the hound earns a TOTAL of 300 points and 6 firsts. It is not
eligible to earn the FChX until after the FCh requirements are met but first
placements earned prior to the FCh carry over towards the FChX. If a hound
finishes its FCh with 6 firsts then it only needs to earn an additional 200
points to earn the FChX. The Canadian FCh is more difficult to earn than the
ASFA FCh but the FChX is a slightly easier to earn than the ASFA LCM.
- Field Champion (FCh)
- Field Champion Excellent (FChX)
The scoring system, categories and points earned towards titles are similar to
the 100 point ASFA model. Canadian Field Trial secretaries
usually require some proof that the hound will run "clean" in competition prior
to accepting an entry.
First place through 4th earn championship points as with ASFA. No points are
awarded for 5th (NBQ).
- Field Advisory News (FAN)
- FAN is the oldest Lure Coursing Magazine. Lists
addresses of ASFA Lure Coursing Field Trail Secretaries, Trial Dates and many
useful articles. Contains official ASFA news including rule changes and the
annual ASFA convention.
Subscriptions, letters and articles:
Editor: Vicky Clarke
PO Box 399
Alpaugh, CA 93201
$30/year 6 issues bulk mail, check made out to FAN
- AKC Coursing News
- The official AKC Lure Coursing publication. Contains
information on rule changes, events and useful articles. Articles tend to
emphasize information for beginning coursers.
AKC Fulfillment Department
5580 Centerview Drive
Raleigh NC, 27690-0643
$25 per year - issued quarterly
- ASFA as of Jan 1995:
- Corresponding Secretary
ASFA Regional Directors:
Contact the nearest for current ASFA info
1098 New Britain Avenue
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
This list is taken from the Jan/Feb, 1995 issue of FAN (Field Advisory News)
- Region 1 AK, WA, OR, ID, MT
- Greg Ward, 9 W Salmon Avenue, Spokane, WA 99218
- Region 2 HI, CA NV, AZ
- Al Crume, 27452 S. Corral Hollow Road, Tracy, CA 95378
- Region 3 CO WY, UT, NM
- Daphane Lowe, 13775 Vollmer Road, Colorado Springs, CO
- Region 4 TX, OK, AR, LA
- Judith Newton, 4318 Oakside, Houston TX, 77053
- Region 5 ND, SD, IA, NB, MN, KS, MO
- Frank Zaworski, 745 E Country Trail, Jordan, MN 55352
- Region 6 WI, IL, MI, IN, OH, KY
- Jack Helder, 2975 Zimmer Rd, Williamston, MI 48895
- Region 7 TN, NC, SC, MS, AL, GA, FL
- Sherrie Ecksmith, 7009 Ravenglass Lane, Charlotte, NC 28227
- Region 8 ME, NH, VT, MA, RD, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, WV
- Jane Schreiber, 916 Rocky Ford Road, Powatan, VA 23139
Note the ASFA annual convention is in April each year and since some
officers change at each convention these addresses can become stale in
a year's time.
- CANFAN (CFSA)
- Corresponding Scretary
RR #2 Nolalu
ON POT 2KO, Canada
- AKC Lurecoursing
- Informational Brochures:
AKC Lurecoursing office:
1235 Pine Grove Road
Hanover, PA 17331
phone (days) (717) 637-3011
(this is Dean's business - so they will answer "Hanover Lube and
Brake". You must ask for Dean Wright)
- ASFA Historical Book 1972-1989
$45 (checks payable to ASFA
A collection of essays on the history of ASFA and lure coursing, including
sections on equipment and great coursing hounds written by the people who
developed lure coursing as a sport over many years. Includes photos of the top
hounds in the ASFA breeds and extensive lists of titlists.
20725 S. Western Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
- ASFA INFORMATIONAL PAMPHLETS.
- One each free to individuals. Order from:
Denise Scanlan, 1517 Virginia Avenue, Rockford, IL 61103
The following is available for $
- The Sport of Lure Coursing
- Guidelines for Judges
- Guidelines for Lure Coursing Practice
- Guidelines for Course Design
- So, You Want To Run Your Sighthound?
- By Denise Como of Garden State Sighthound Club, 635 Monmouth Rd.,
Cream Ridge, NJ 08514
$ plus SASE with 52 cents in stamps.
- AKC Lure Coursing Turns Two
- Bonnie Dalzell, MA. AKC Gazette July 1993.
Written by the all time top breeder/exhibitor (in terms of number of titled
hounds) in lure coursing. Photocopy available from author. Send SASE and 50
cents to Bonnie Dalzell, 5100 Hydes Road, Hydes, MD 2108 Text available for
reprint by any non profit dog group interested in the lure coursing sport
provided you obtain author's permission. You must write the AKC Gazette to
obtain permission to reprint the exact article, as it is type set in the
magazine with photos, etc., however.
- Lure Coursing: Field Trialing For Sighthounds and How To Take
- Beaman, Arthur S. Howell Book House, 1994 (ISBN 0-87605-628-?)
This book is written by an established dog writer who has lure coursed
Half of the text by page count of this hardbound book consists of information
published separately by ASFA and the AKC. That is the ASFA (cost $ -
revisions free with SASE) and AKC (free) rule books which are revised annually
and exact reprints of the AKC breed standards for sighthound breeds. The latter
are available from the individual breed clubs, usually free with a SASE. The
author's extensive knowledge of lure coursing is demonstrated by his reference
to the LCM (Lure Courser of Merit) title as the "Lure Coursing Master" title.
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