Lure Coursing
Lure coursing is a sport for sighthounds where pulleys and a string are set up into a
course in a manner to imitate how game would run.  Plastic bags are tied to the string,
and the dogs chase them.  I have been blessed with a few good runners over the years -
Kamille (who ran her last course 2 months shy of 10 years of age) and her great
granddaughter, Mara.  5 generations later, I have Ravensara that will run.  A lot of Irish
Wolfhounds either prefer real game and know lure coursing is just plastic, so they will not
put forth the effort.  

There is nothing greater than watching the dogs get so excited about running and loving it
so much.  Actually watching them race their massive frames is nothing short of
breathtaking.  I usually attend local events put on by the Minnesota Coursing Association
and the Greater Twin Cities Whippet Club put on in Farmington, MN several times a
year.  Most often, I will enter my dogs at a the national wolfhound specialty if I am
attending.  In years past, I went to Duluth, Racine, and lure coursing the GLIWA and
Locust Grove fun matches.  For more information, please visit
http://www.asfa.org.
Kamille
(photo courstey of Big Paw Prints)
Kamille
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Mara -Coursing happens rain or shine!
(photo from gliwa.org)
Mara
(photo courstey of Big Paw Prints)
Mara
(photo courstey of Big Paw Prints)
Mara
(photo courstey of Big Paw Prints)
Kamille
(photo courstey of Big Paw Prints)
Kamille
(photo courstey of Big Paw Prints)
Jeressa
(photo courstey of Big Paw Prints)