Columbia Basin Dog Training Club - Richland, WA and Surrounding Area


Lure coursing is an event for all Sighthounds.

Eligible dog breeds are:
  • Afghan Hounds
  • Basenjis, Borzois
  • Greyhounds
  • Ibizan Hounds
  • Irish Wolfhounds
  • Italian Greyhounds
  • Pharaoh Hounds
  • Rhodesian Ridgebacks
  • Salukis
  • Scottish Deerhounds
  • Whippets
The AKC offers this program to test a dog’s basic coursing instinct or hunting by sight ability.

The dogs chase an artificial lure in an open field and are judged by two judges on the dogs’ overall ability, speed, endurance, agility, and how well they follow the lure.

The dogs can earn titles, such as Junior Courser (JC), Senior Courser (SC), and Master Courser (MC). They can also obtain a Field Championship (FC) and the title of Lure Courser Excellent (LCX).

Another event, the AKC Coursing Ability Test, is based on the sport of lure coursing and is open to all dogs - purebred and mixed breed.

Dogs run singularly and are required to complete their course with enthusiasm and without interruption within a maximum amount of time.

The Coursing Ability Test is a pass - fail event.

Several different titles may be earned based on the total number of times a dog has passed the test.

For more information on lure coursing and the Coursing Ability Test, visit: