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 Post Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:32 pm 
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The Alamo Area Whippet Club is hosting a lure coursing event this Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Triple Crown Dog Academy in Hutto. It's about 30 minutes north east of Austin, visit http://www.triplecrowndogs.com/ to get the address and a map.

This is an all-day meet for the Whippets, and after the official competition is done they hold a fun run to raise money for their rescue. It is $5 a run and open to everyone. The coordinator told me to arrive by 3 p.m. to see the tail end of the competition and get ready. I think it would be a great field trip for our speed demons, and as usual I'll have my camera, so I hope to see some of you there!

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 Post Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:45 pm 
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You know I bet Ellie would be awesome at lure coursing...think they could use a mechanical pig? lol Ellie is way fast but I don't know that she would chase anything other than a pig...

Can't wait to see pictures!

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 Post Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:38 am 
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Did you ever try this out Julie?

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 Post Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:22 am 
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Haha! Yeah, I tried it, and did a little write up: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=58. So I learned that Lacys would never be able to compete in lure coursing because they are never classified as sight hounds. But even if they could compete, they wouldn't do very well because of the way it is judged. It is more about style and proper sight hound execution than speed. But don't tell Sadie that, she's pretty sure she kicks butt at everything :))

Still, if you ever get the chance to do a fun run, you and Remi should check it out. She'll probably like it, especially if there's a fake bunny instead of the regulation plastic bags. Plus it's so cool to see the real coursers, they are so fast and graceful, but in a very different way than Lacys. I'm definitely glad we went!

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 Post Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:02 pm 
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I love watching coursing hounds after real rabbits. <3
They're absolutely gorgeous dogs.

My dogs would stand there and be like "Why the heck are we supposed to be chasing bags?" lol.

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 Post Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:13 pm 
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Wonder if lacys could compete in rabbit hunting comps? I know they have beagles enter those contests? They don't shoot the rabbit apparently..they just score the beagles on how well they track the rabbit (how? I dunno) and how well their voices carry and change on track (apparently same thing with coonhounds..their voices change when the critter climbs a tree and stays treed...) and such. Do lacys tend to be open on track on rabbits? I don't think so....worthwhile in checking that out though.


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 Post Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:36 pm 
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Rachel, that is pretty much what Sadie thought :)) She chased the baggies for a little bit, but it wasn't hard to distract her. She was like, a plastic groccery bag, forget it, I want a live pig!

Ted, Lacys are supposed to be silent on track for everything. They should only open up when their eyes are on the prize, whether that is a bayed hog or a treed squirrel or a trapped coyote. I have seen Sadie chase a jack rabbit once when we lived at the horse farm, and she was whimpering as she ran by, but there was no barking. Plus those trials are usually closed to Beagles only.

As I said before, I guess Lacys can't do everything, but they sure can do a lot! If you are interested in an event, give it a go, cause at the very least you'll have fun learning about something new.

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