|Barked: Sun Oct 22, '06 8:28pm PST |
|Actually, only certain breeds can get lure coursing titles in AKC.
However there may be some other organizations with different rules. Also, many clubs will hold "fun days" where any breed can participate. My Golden has done lure coursing about 5 times at different events held by Whippet Clubs, Dog Scouts, training clubs, etc...
From AKC's website:
Lure coursing is an event for all Sighthounds.
Afghan Hounds, Basenjis, Borzois, Greyhounds, Ibizan Hounds, Irish Wolfhounds, Italian Greyhounds, Pharaoh Hounds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Salukis, Scottish Deerhounds, and Whippets are eligible."
From AKC's Regulations for Lure Coursing:
"SECTION 3. ELIGIBILITY OF SIGHTHOUNDS.
Only purebred Afghan Hounds, Basenjis, Borzois,
Greyhounds, Ibizan Hounds, Irish Wolfhounds, Italian
Greyhounds, Pharaoh Hounds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks,
Salukis, Scottish Deerhounds and Whippets that are
one year of age or older, that have been registered
with The American Kennel Club, or part of an AKC registered
litter, or otherwise, if whelped outside of the
United States of America and owned by a resident of the
USA, or of a country with a foreign registry organization
whose pedigrees are acceptable for AKC registration and is registered with that registry, or that have been
granted an Indefinite Listing Privilege (ILP), and
Sighthounds eligible to compete in the conformation
Miscellaneous Class are eligible to participate in
lure coursing tests and trials and be awarded the
prefix title of Field Champion and the suffix titles of
Junior Courser, Senior Courser or Master Courser."
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