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What’s Lure Coursing?!

What’s luring you ask? Lure coursing is a sport for dogs that involves chasing a mechanically operated lure.

In lure coursing, dogs chase an artificial lure across a field, following a pattern that is meant to simulate live coursing. A typical lure course is between 600 and 1000 yards (548 to 914 meters) long. In Europe the course length can be over 1000 meters, and may incorporate some obstacles or jumps. The course must have a minimum number of turns in order to simulate prey (the jack-rabbit or hare) changing direction in a chase. The fields can be fenced or not. If a dog is lure focused they will typically follow the lure from start to finish and not run off course. Dogs with some considerable lure experience, termed “lure-wise”, may try to anticipate or “cheat” by attempting to cut off the lure instead of trying to capture the lure using follow, speed and agility.

Since Cardigan and Pembroke Welsh Corgis are not sight hounds, they compete in what is called a Coursing Ability Test (CAT). The AKC also offers lure coursing titles for all breeds through the Coursing Ability Test (CAT). This program is pass or fail. To pass, the dog must complete a 300 yard or 600 yard course (determined by breed) with enthusiasm.

Here’s a 2006 video of a PWCCP Pem chasing lures.


AKC on Lure Course

Wikipedia – Lure Coursing


2014 CCWCC Specialty Show Results

The CCWCC 8th Regional Specialties were successfully held on Oct.11th. & 12th.

At the Howard County Fairgrounds. We had a lovely entry of beautiful Cardigans coming from eight surrounding States. A special Thank you goes to Elinor Hughes for manning the trophy table and keeping it all organized, and to Jeff Welch for stepping in at the last minute to judge sweeps on Sunday, when Pat Santi had to cancel due to illness.


Saturday Sweeps:

 Judge: Shawn Michael

Best in SweepsKimberwicke’s A Tail to Tell
Owner/breeder: Sophie Marvel.
Best of OppositeAvalon’s Blue Obsession
Owners: Sarah McNeal Few & Julie Maxie
Best VeteranCH.Troubadour Whisper in the Wind. HT. RE.
Owner: Gayle Petrick
Best of OppositeCH. Fine Creek’s Ghost Who Walks
Owner: Eric & Elise Wooster& Anne Taylor.


Regular Classes:

 Judge: Cindy Savioli

Best of BreedGCH. Mockingbird Elyan Magic Moment HSAsd HSBd HIAd.
Owners: Penni Adrian, Susan Long & Cheryl Kienast.
Best of OppositeGCH. Tregaron Rhys Emrys.
Owners/breeders: Rachel Doggett & Peter Wolf
Best of WinnersCornerstone’s Amazing Grace
Owners: Donna Plummer & Rita Hellegers.
Winner’s DogVestavia SA Radioactive
Owner: Cathy Ochs-Cline.
Winner’s BitchCornerstone Amazing Grace.
Select DogGCH Heritage Hill Lemon Drop Kid
Owners: Elinor Hughes & Dorothy Appleby
Select BitchCH Kimberwicke’s Tail of the Kat
Owner: Sophie Marvel.


Sunday Sweeps:

 Judge: Jeff Welch

Best in SweepsCH Bluefox Elyan Mirror Mirror
Owner: Cheryl Kienast.
Best of OppositeAvalon’s Blue Obsession,
Best VeteranCH Kennebec Honky Tonk Girl,owners
Owners: Cathy Ochs-Cline & Patrick Ormos
Best of OppositeCH Fine Creek Ghost Who Walks.


Regular Classes:

 Judge: Vince Savioli

Best of BreedGCH Mockingbird Elyan Magic Moment.
Best of OppositeGCH Heritage Hill Logo
Owners: Elinor Hughes, Dorothy Appleby & Debbie Moore.
Best of WinnersAvalon’s Heroine
Owners: Julia, James & Vicki Maxie.
Winner’s Dog Vestavia SA Radioactive.
Winner’s BitchAvalon’s Heroine.
Select DogGCH Tregaron Rhys Emrys.
Select BitchGCH. Roragyn’s Dream Come True, BN CD RAE
Owner: Sharon Gewecke


The CCWCC would like to express our appreciation to the members and friends who contributed so generously to the trophy fund. Your generosity helped to ensure another successful show. Thank you to all those attending and supporting our club.


Shirley Hobbs.

Show chair.