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Just wondering whether any of you beagle owners have ever taken their beagles lurecoursing and they haven't liked it? If you aren't sure what lurecoursing is, here's a link! http://www.qldlurecoursing.com/

I'm a bit concerned this will be the case for our two girls. They get a bit freaked out when there is a lot of commotion or a noise they aren't used to. They also have the anxious drool when there are other dogs around. I have a feeling they weren't very socialised when they were pups.

I really hope they enjoy it as it looks like so much fun for them! They'll be just on 9 months when we go, so they'll be able to do the novice/puppy run. Then if they like it, we are able to enter them into the proper runs. They reckon it's good for them to go in pairs, so I guess it's good we've got two girls to do it together!

We are going with the beagle club here in Queensland, Australia so hopefully we'll have heaps of beagle pics to show you in a few weeks /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif

Hopefully pics of Sally and Leia enjoying themselves to be more precise!

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Interesting....I do not think we have it here, if so I wouldn't know of. Something like a greyhound dog racing, a electronic rabbit lure them around the field. But that's gambling.
 

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Li'l Girl has never tried lurecoursing, but my husband did take our whippet once. We thought she'd love it, but she didn't want to lose sight of her daddy. :eyes: Could be she'd have taken to it more if he'd tried more times.

I'll be looking forward to the promised pictures. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif
 

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I guess it's kinda like grey hound racing, but it's not a round circuit and only 2 dogs chase the lure at a time.

Apparently this sport is more for sight hounds, but beagles and other scent hounds also do well.

The course is set out different every time consisting of different right and left hand bends and u-turns and the dogs are scored on how well they stick to the course with the sudden turns of the lure.

Wow Sandy, I thought a Whippet would have loved it! We've seen a whippet once at a dog park over here and it just ran around with all the other dogs chasing her. Was amazing to see. The beag that was chasing her was barking and howling.. or is it tounging or something.. was funny to watch. Our girls didn't chase her, they were too worried about all the dogs making such a fuss and noise and say between our legs.. This is what I'm worried about. They always come to me when they are scared.. and yes I probably harbour their fears by giving them cuddles..

Be interesting to see how it goes!!

Here are some photos from their lurecoursing day last year.







And a big group run that they do at the end of the day...




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We have not heard from you in some time! how are your babies doing? you are engaged correct??
I think that they may be a little startled at first,but as time passes the will relax and hopefully enjoy!
 

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Quote:Originally posted by Suzys mumma:
We have not heard from you in some time! how are your babies doing? you are engaged correct??
I think that they may be a little startled at first,but as time passes the will relax and hopefully enjoy!
I've been slack! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif Sorry! The girls are doing well, Sally's recovered from her operation really well. She's getting a lot of eye goo though, but I just wipe it away and she's fine.

We were engaged, we are now married! Got married on the 07/07/07. So I had been kinda swamped with wedding planning, then my mums partner was found deceased in his unit 10 days before the wedding. So I had last minute wedding planning to do, plus helping to organise a funeral. Was hard, but we got through it all in the end and it was a beautiful day.

Unfortunately, no one but me wanted the girls at the wedding in the end, so we had no one to take them there and home again. But, I've been told the photographer got some good photos at our house of them pulling .. or should that be ripping their corsages I'd had made off each other. Still don't have those photos, but I'll be sure to post them when I do!

I have this photo of Leia that the photographer sent through, but it's the only one.



Other than that, just being spending time with the "husband" and the girls.

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Glad to see you back, Erin. Congrats to you and Andrew! My sympathies to your mom on the loss of her friend.

Lurecoursing. I think this is something Henry would love to do in the privacy of his own yard. But in front of other people and dogs in an unknown environment...he would be too scared. I can't even get him to walk on a leash unless he wants to do it.

I love seeing the pics of all of the beetles chasing the lure. Especially when the ears are caught mid-air in the photos.

Look forward to the corsage pics.

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... Did you say ears caught in mid air?





I love that first photo in mid flight and ears in the air /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

I have the same fear, that they'd love to do that in their own yard that they are familiar with, but not in an area where there's unknown things. However, when we went to the beach (day the above photos were taken), they saw some really little runt looking dog and chased him up the beach... maybe they thought he was a lure? :rotflmao:

As long as one runs, I think the other one will.


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Those "ears in mid-air" made me smile. I love those!

Your girls are beautiful! I would love to take Henry to a beach and see what he would do. He's too chunky to make a rapid getaway and he knows it. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

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Super congratulations to you and Andrew!! :woohoo: It must have been so tough for your mother -- trying to be happy for you but grieving the loss of her partner.
Absolutely love the photos of the beagles lurecoursing -- do the lures have food in them or maybe dipped in food? Can't imagine my Maggie getting excited about running after something that wasn't food-related.
Glad Sally's surgery went well -- expect the goop will continue for a while. Maggie had a tumor removed from the corner of her eye over a year ago and it still emits more goop than the other eye. The girls look great -- we have another thread going about our beags changing colors as they grow up but yours look pretty much the same. Love the picture of Leia and looking forward to more pics!
 

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Erin, the pictures are wonderful! :heart: Congratulations on your marriage, and my sympathy to your mother.

We thought Misty would like lure coursing,too, but she's shy. Guess she was just uneasy if she couldn't see Dusty. She's 12-1/2 years old, now, and has slowed a lot, of course. But, oh you should have seen her run when she was in her prime. It truly was like watching poetry in motion! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cool.gif
 

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I do not know about lurecoursing,but I used to go drag hunting years ago.This was run by the UK Beagle club and was great fun.My DylanATB thought it was great fun and he won three working certificates,his granny Willow enjoyed it as well until one day she hit a live electric fence and she would never go again.
Have fun
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Congratulations on your marriage and so sorry to hear about your mums partner.
The photos are fantastic, I would so love to see our two run free like that.
 

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Thanks everyone for your congratulations and sympathies for us. It surely was a rollercoaster of happiness and sadness those two weeks.

I can't wait to go lurecoursing, in between that we have the Royal Brisbane Show which we'll be attending and taking lots of photos of beags to show you the difference types in Australia. I can't wait for that! Is there such a thing as beagle overload? :biglaugh: Nah, there could never be!!

Here's one of our wedding photos for you, I've been told that our professional ones are ready and we should be receiving them tomorrow! I can't wait, specially to see the ones of the puppies /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif



This one is in front of the story bridge and Brisbane River in Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

 
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