Whippet clocks in at 32 MPH
June 3, 2021
A large number and variety of hounds competed at the AKC Lure Coursing Trials held on Puget Island on Memorial Day weekend. The meet was sponsored by the Willamette Valley Basenji Club and hosted by Misty Rivers Irish Wolfhounds. There were just over 200 coursing runs on Saturday, and 160 on Sunday, with dogs attending from central Oregon to Northern Washington.
The fastest speed for the hundred yard dash events was set by a whippet, clocking in at 32 miles per hour. The rarest breed noted was a Norwegian Buhund, a herding dog who has occasionally served as a wolf hunter. The Irish Wolfhound Club of Puget Sound attended as a group, had a meeting, and several of their wolfhounds competed in the event.