21 July 2013

A(nother) First!

Bodi (a Brick-Miska puppy born May 31, 2011) earned a lure coursing title yesterday!  He is the first Varazs-bred dog to earn such a title and can add the initial CA (for Coursing Ability) behind his registered name. Way to go Bodi and owner Corrine Sellars!!  And today, they passed two more United Kennel Club lure coursing tests on their journey to a Coursing Ability Excellent title!

Here's a video of Bodi in action. (For some reason, the camera didn't focus well on the close ups at the end of the video.)



Typically only sight hounds have been allowed to compete in lure coursing (chasing a mechanically operated lure such as plastic bags/rabbit fur around a field) but two organizations in North America - the United Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club - now permit non-sight hounds to enter and compete in trials which is rather neat!

I tried the course today with Bodi's mom, Miska and his sister, Diva. Miska started to chase the lure but got distracted by all sorts of smells in the field and decided she would rather mark her territory and/or hunt for game than chase a lure.  Diva was much the same in her first run but then the light bulb went off in her head and she did extremely well and passed on her second try.  Yay!! Despite a third attempt for Miska, Miska just didn't 'get it'.  We'll try again next month!  Here's Diva's second run when she passed.  It was great!


  1. Congratulations to your dogs - AGAIN!!!! Neat sport - must try it with my dogs.

  2. So much fun! Will have to try that with Stella but we don't have any UKC out here.