What is Lure Coursing?

Lure coursing is a sport for dogs that involves chasing a mechanically operated artificial lure, following a pattern that is meant to simulate live coursing.
A typical lure course in the United States is between 600 and 1,000 yards (550 and 910 m) long. Competition is typically limited to dogs of purebred sighthound breeds, although the AKC has a pass/fail trial for all breeds called the Coursing Ability Test (CAT). All dogs must be at least 12 months of age to compete.

In the United States, the ASFA and AKC are the two main sanctioning bodies.

The ILCC participates in both ASFA and AKC trials and hold several trials and tests per year.

AKC CAT Eligible Breeds: Open to all dogs that are individually registered with the AKC, recorded in the FSS program, dogs with PAL numbers or dogs enrolled in the AKC Canine Partners program..