three (but due to the number of entries, sometimes in pairs). These dogs are blanketed in the standard colors of yellow, pink, or blue. The blankets are used for identification on the field when being judged that is the only identification allowed.
The hounds will run the course twice, a preliminary run and a final run. Scores from
Lure Coursing is an activity designed for sighthounds to preserve and enhance their natural attributes of beauty, grace, and speed of a sighthound. A sighthound is any purebred Afghan, Azawakh, Basenji, Borzoi, Greyhound, Ibizan Hound, Irish Wolfhound, Italian Greyhound, Pharaoh Hound, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Saluki, Sloughi, Scottish Deerhound, and the Whippet. Some rare sighthounds are now being allowed to course.
Hounds compete only within their breed. They usually run in groups of
both runs are then added together for a combined total score. Hounds are awarded placements and points based on where they finished and the number of hounds they competed against. The hounds are running not only for fun and to keep their natural abilities alive, but also for titles.
The first title they can earn is a Field Champion. To earn this title the hound must have 2 first placements (or 1 first and 2 seconds) and a total of 100 points. The next title is Lure Courser of Merit. For this title they must have 4 first placements