Posts with tag Bob Mason

Speed and agility are key to success in lure coursing. This year's NLCC was held in New York; 2013`s event is likely to be in the Northwest. Photo by Hunter's Run Action Photography.

New York Dog Takes AKC Lure-Coursing Championship

Two hundred and twenty sighthounds faced off earlier this month in the Finger Lakes region near Romulus, N.Y., to determine which one was the best American Kennel Club lure-coursing dog in the United States in 2012. Among those running were 35 lure-coursing champions, 10 conformation champions, 28 dual champions and nine grand champions. After two… read more

A Bernese Mountain Dog races for the lure, which is made of white plastic, at an AKC coursing ability test. Photo by Gaines Photography/Courtesy AKC.

Non-Sighthounds Hit the Lure Course

Hundreds and hundreds of dogs that aren’t sighthounds, qualified for conformation rings or even of single-breed heritage have competed in American Kennel Club coursing ability tests since February 2011. Bob Mason, an AKC field representative in Oklahoma City, might well be called the father of coursing ability. A lure-coursing enthusiast since the mid-1970s, Mason has traveled… read more