Pat Bennett started Luratics in 2005 when she was told her Bedlington Terrier, Lucy, couldn't run because she wasn't a sighthound. A sighthound is a dog bred to hunt by sight: Greyhounds, Whippets, Borzoi, etc. Lucy was an absolute fanatic about coursing so Pat started this club - the first of its kind in the country - to give her and all other dogs a safe, healthy outlet.
Jerrod Johnson took over from Pat in August 2021. Jerrod loves dogs and is great on the lure - he was trained by the best (Pat!), he's competent and caring and always runs the dogs safely!
Many dogs, from Terriers to Chihuahuas to Border Collies to Great Danes and everything in between, are crazy about the thrill of the chase. And that’s why Luratics! was created. It doesn’t matter what size or shape or age your dog is – if they love to chase things, they will absolutely LOVE lure coursing! And even if you think they won’t – many people are very surprised when their dogs go crazy for the lure!!
Our Big Field events are large enough for all dogs (400-600 yards), including most sighthounds! AKC and ASFA sighthound courses can start at 500 yards but usually are closer to half a mile long because sighthounds need a lot of room to turn at top speed!! Our Small Field Micro Runs (200-300 yards) are not suitable for sighthounds but all other breeds are welcome.
Because Luratics sometimes holds events at different places around the county, not all events are suitable for sighthounds. Please check our Calendar to see which events are sighthound-friendly. Please contact Jerrod if you have any questions.
Pat Bennett and Lucy, ready to run