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Running Sighthounds

& Other Breeds

A Guide for Beginners

New Print Update for 2020

By Denise Como

224 pages / laminated cover, comb binding to lay flat

5.25 x 8.5 format

186 B&W photos & illustrations of breeds & activities

Fun artwork by late artist Maryann Conran

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This quick-reference handbook covers all lure coursing, straight racing, oval racing and open field events, and all the accepted sighthound breeds currently competing in North America:


Chapter 1 The Basics

An overview of sighthound performance events, and

a quickie version of feeding & conditioning.

Chapter 2 The Sports

American Sighthound Field Association lure coursing (ASFA)

Latest Updates!

Introducing the  ASFA Lure Chasing Instinct (LCI) Stake

American Kennel Club lure coursing (AKC)

Latest Updates!

Qualified Courser, New Singles Stake!

New C.A.T. Events!

New FASTCat Events!

Canadian Kennel Club (Canadian Sighthound Field Assn) lure coursing (CKC)

CKC Chase Ability Program (CAP) lure coursing

National Lure Coursing Club  (NLCC) lure coursing

United Kennel Club lure coursing program (UKC)

National Oval Track Racing Association (NOTRA)

Large Gazehound Racing Association (LGRA)

Canadian Amateur Racing Associationn(CARA)

Whippet Racing Association (WRA)

North American Whippet Racing Association (NAWRA)

Continental Whippet Racing (CWA)

Independent Whippet Racing Organization (IRWO)

Weight Graded Whippet Racing Association (WGWRA)

British Rule Whippet Racing (BRWR)

National Open Field Coursing Association (NOFCA)

North American Coursing Association (NACA)

Chapter 3 The Breeds

Afghan Hound, Azawakh, Basenji, Borzoi, Chart Polski,

Cirneco dell'Etna, Galgo Espanol, Greyhound, Ibizan Hound,

Irish Wolfhound, Italian Greyhound, Magyar Agar,

Norrbottenspets, Peruvian Inca Orchid, Pharaoh Hound,

Portuguese Podengo (all coats & varieties);

Rhodesian Ridgeback, Saluki, Scottish Deerhound,

Silken Windhound, Sloughi, Thai Ridgeback, Whippet,

Xoloitzcuintli, Lurchers & Longdogs.

Chapter 4 The Gear

A comprehensive listing of sighthound field and race gear

suppliers, and well as other sighthound-oriented vendors.

Chapter 5 The Resources

Web site information for national performance organizations

and national breed clubs.

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