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Welcome to Bantu Basenjis & Ridgebacks!
Tally Ho! Lure Coursing is an exciting and fast paced sport for all sight
hounds, including Basenjis! In Africa, Basenjis are still used today for hunting
prey with tribes - flushing and catching their prey on the run. Lure trials are a
safe, controlled way for our dogs to show us what they are built to do by
simulating the movement of prey by a remote control operated pulley system
in an open field. The hounds love it and it is amazing to watch them perform.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) sanctions lure coursing trials and tests for
dogs to earn various field championship titles. The American Sighthound
Field Association (ASFA), Large Gazehound Racing Association (LGRA) and
National Oval Track Racing Association (NOTRA) offer various titles as well.
In 2011 AKC started offering the Coursing Ability Test (CAT) which is open to
dogs of every breed and mix. If you have a dog that loves to chase, check into
this great program!
For a brief description and short video of lure coursing, visit ASFA's site.
Petra completed her AKC Field
Champion title July 16, 2011 making
her a new GCh Dual Champion!
Beauty and Brawn!
Tally Ho Flashback!
Pippi and Twist both took 5
point majors at the EBC trial
on August 3, 2007 with Twist
taking Best in Field honors!
T.K in one of his first ever runs earning his Junior Courser title. This
boy looooves to lure course! Granted he's a bit pushy on the field, so
he does it just for fun nowadays and leaves the competition to his