The Sporting Lurcher

Lurchers excel at all forms of dog sports including Lurcher Racing, Lure Coursing (see Lure Coursing), Field Trialing, Obedience Trials and Dog Agility.

For those interested in Lurchers and dog sports, we can highly recommend The Lurcher: A Complete Guide by Jon Hutcheon.

Lure Coursing

Lure Coursing is a dog sport in which the Lurcher (and other sighthounds) use their natural coursing ability to chase a lure instead of live prey since the likes of hare coursing is now banned throughout the United Kingdom.

The ‘lure’ in this case is a bunch of plastic bags tied to a rope which is then pulled around a course by virtue of an electric motor connected to a pulley.

For those interested in learning more about Lure Coursing, we are happy to recommend Lure Coursing: Field Trialing for Sighthounds and How to Take Part by Arthur S. Beaman.