Lure Coursing

Lure Coursing

Lure Coursing Working Party Contacts

Lure Coursing Working Party Chair – Anita Langford,
NSW Lure Coursing Association –

What is Lure Coursing?

Lure coursing is a performance sport developed in the early 70s by sight hound fanciers who hunted jackrabbits in the open field. They invented lure coursing as a safer, more controlled sport for sighthounds that would recreate the physical requirements of open field coursing, allowing them to continue testing the functional abilities of their hounds. Lure coursing aims to preserve and develop the coursing skills inherent in sighthounds and to demonstrate that they can perform the functions for which they were originally bred. The hounds chase plastic bags on a course laid out to simulate escaping game. The plastic bags are pulled around on a nylon string course, propelled by a hand controlled motor.

A coursing dog should have the ability to course without showing signs of undue stress or lack of fitness. Coursing tests many aspects of a dog’s physical structure and temperament. As a consequence, dogs who participant in lure coursing need to be both sound and fit.


Who can participate?

Lure Coursing is open to all breeds and associate register dogs. There are two streams with two separate sets of titles.

Sighthound stream breeds are: Afghan Hound, Azawakh, Borzoi, Greyhound, Ibizan Hound, Irish Wolfhound, Pharaoh Hound, Saluki, Deerhound, Sloughi, Whippet, and Italian Greyhound plus Basenji and Rhodesian Ridgebacks

The Coursing Ability stream is open to all other registered breeds and associate register dogs.

For more information on titles and eligibility is available in the rules on the ANKC website.

Try Out Days

Try out days are an opportunity to see if your dog will run without the pressure of a trial.
For details on Try Out Days contact the NSW Lure Coursing Association by email:


Refer to the journal for official trial details.

  • 10 June 2018 - Bungendore (NSW LCA)
  • 8 July 2018 - Sydney, Orchard Hills (NSW LCA)
  • 5 August 201 – Bungendore (NSW LCA)
  • 2 September 2018 - Sydney, Orchard Hills

Lure Coursing


The NSW LCA is proud to welcome Ms Helge Kronsteiner (Austria) to Australia.

Ms Kronsteiner will be giving a seminar on Lure Coursing at Bungendore on 9 June 2018.

Please contact the NSW LCA at for booking details.

Do I need to buy special equipment?

Not unless your dog is in the Sighthound stream and you plan to run your dog in open stakes (ie, with other dogs). If that is the case, once your dog has qualified as a Junior Courser you will need to purchase “blankets” (racing jackets) for your dog in the recognised colours of blue, yellow and pink.

For more information contact Anita Langford at:

More information

Lure Coursing Committee