Lure Coursing is a performance event that was created to test the functional abilities of sighthounds. Lure coursing recreates open field coursing by having the dogs chase a plastic bag on a course that simulates the path of escaping game like jackrabbits.
Examples of sighthounds are Afghan Hounds, Basenjis, Borzois, Greyhounds, Ibizan Hounds, Irish Wolfhounds, Italian Greyhounds, Pharaoh Hounds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Salukis, Scottish Deerhounds, and Whippets.
The American Kennel Club now also offers the Coursing Ability Test to all breeds of dogs and mixed-breeds. This test is a non-competitive pass/fail event fashioned after lure coursing.
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