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The ASTCQ hold a Lure Coursing Pointscore each year.

Lure Coursing events are held under the ANKC rules & regulations.  Below is extracts from the ANKC.

 

PURPOSE OF LURE COURSING

The purpose of Lure Coursing events is to preserve and develop the coursing skills inherent in hounds, specifically Sighthounds, and to demonstrate their ability to perform the function for which they were originally bred. Lure Coursing is an artificial simulation of the way a hare might run in the open field, with the course pattern being irregular and varied with every meet. The lure is strips of plastic bags tied to a nylon cord which is pulled around on pulleys by a battery operated motor. A normal course is between 650 metres to 800 or 900 metres long; however course lengths can vary dependent on field conditions on the day.

The objective is to test a dog’s ability to course without showing signs of undue stress or lack of fitness. Coursing places a considerable amount of load on many aspects on a dog’s physical structure and temperament characteristics. The sport is a test as to the physical capabilities of the dog. 

LURE COURSING TESTS AND TRIALS EXPLAINED

Sanctioned Lure Coursing Tests and Trials are informal events run by an Affiliate after obtaining the sanction of the Member Body, at which all dogs may participate, but may not automatically accrue points for titles.

Three titles will be awarded for Dogs that pass the CAT the required number of times.

Coursing Ability (CA) 10 Passes are required to be earned to be eligible for the title. Passes can only be accumulated at a meet where the dog has accrued a minimum total score of 160 per meet (two runs). Passes must be given by a minimum of three different judges.

Coursing Ability Advanced (CAA) 8 Passes are required to be earned to be eligible for the title. Passes can only be accumulated at a meet where the dog has accrued a minimum total score of 160 per meet (two runs). Passes must be given by a minimum of four different judges.

Coursing Ability Excellent (CAX) 8 Passes are required to be earned by to be eligible for the title. Passes can only be accumulated at a meet where the dog has accrued a minimum total score of 160 per meet (two runs). Passes must be given by a minimum of four different judges.. A higher numbered title will be awarded for every additional 5 passes (eg CAX2, CAX3).

Scoring

Placing of winners shall be decided on the basis of qualities evidenced by the following and shall be scored in whole numbers only and governed by the following system:

Enthusiasm — 15 Points
Follow — 15 Points
Speed — 25 Points
Agility — 25 Points
Endurance — 20 Points
Total — 100 Points

Less: Pre-slip penalty minus 1 to 10 points

Less: Course delay penalty minus 1 to 10 points

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