2017 Lure Dates



Dogs Qld Showgrounds, DURACK


10th June

16th July

26th August



Visit the Club page on Facebook up to date information, 

alternatively contact Julana Akers via text on 0422 938507


Registration available from 930am

Practise runs for first timers commence at 10am

Racing starts at completion of practise runs but not before 1030am




DOGS Qld Showgrounds

Lure Area is located on the right hand side as you drive in the gate

247 King Ave Durack


Entry Fees

Non-members $5

Club Members $2.50


Lure Volunteer Incentive

 A $50 Gift Card is to be won at each of the 4 Lures.

To be eligible to go into the draw, you must volunteer for one of the Lure Roles prior to the day, and perform that role for the duration of the Lure.


Lure Roles are

- lure operator

- motorcycle operator

- starter

- timer

- lure steward

- catcher 3

- BBQ & shop min 2


If you are interested in Volunteering to assist us on our Lure Days

please Contact Julana Akers via text on 0422 938507



In cases of forecast rain or high temperatures, 

the Club will announce if a cancellation is to occur on our 

Club Facebook no later than 7pm on the day prior to the event.

Any queries to be directed to the Secretary 0422938507




Dogs from 3 months to over 10yrs able to compete



What is Lure Racing?


Lure Coursing gives the Stafford and other breeds the opportunity to do what comes naturally .... to chase!!


The Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of Qld hold 4 Lure days throughout the year, held at Durack.


What to do when you get there?

First thing is to see the club officials and register your dog! 

Different ages run in different categories.

3 to 6 months of age = 40 metres

6 to 12 months = 60 metres

1 to 2 years of age = 100 metres

2 to 3 years of age = 100 metres

3 to 5 years of age =100 metres

5 to 7 years of age = 60 metres

7 to 10 years of age = 40 metres

10 and over = 40 metres


Each of the above categories are also available for any other breed of dog not just Staffords!

Bring all the family and have a great day out!


The Equipment!!

The course is a straight line course.  The lure is usually plastic bags on the end of a long line set up on a electric pulley which rapidly pulls the lure to the finish line, hopefully with your dog chasing it!!!

All dogs must be run in a collar! That is the only equipment you will need to race.  

Of course, you must also make sure you have clean fresh water available to your dog and somewhere to contain or someone to hold  your dog while you are not racing.


The Racing!!

Each dog will have two runs at the lure! Before all racing starts, there will be a practice race for all newbies! This is a good way to get your dog use to the lure!  When your name is called, go to the start line and get your dog ready.  You may have to run a few times with your dog to get them use to chasing the Lure, so be prepared for exercise!! The starter will ask if you are ready, and then tell you when to go!  There will be volunteers to catch your dog down the other end.  


Your dog has completed his runs! What's next?

After all dogs have run, the presentation will start.  There are awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each age class.  There are also awards for the Fastest Dog of the Day! Fastest Bitch of the Day! Fastest Overall of the Day! and the Encouragement Award!

The Lure Races are held for a fun day out with the dogs, a chance to get together and have a BBQ and conversation!! So, whether your dog win, loses or just has a run around the park and doesn't chase the lure,

Enjoy the day out with your friends and your dog!!


(please note dogs are not allowed to compete in lure races wearing chain collars)

Dogs must be under control by an adult & kept on a collar and lead at all times




Cutest Puppy
Best Fancy Dress

Most Handsome Dog
Prettiest Girl
Shiniest Coat
Biggest Smile
Best Tail Wagger
Best Oldie 7-10yrs
Best Oldie over 10yrs
Eating Competition
Best Trick
Kid Sack Race
Big Kids Sack Race




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