Frequently asked questions
What are sighthounds?
Sighthounds are a type of dog traditionally bred for hunting swift prey. They are known as sighthounds because their primary sense used to hunt is their sight, unlike a scent hound, such as a blood hound, who primarily use their sense of smell to track game. A sighthound is triggered to chase by a moving object.
The term sighthound incorporates the following breeds: Afghan Hound, Azawakh, Basenji, Borzoi, Cirneco dell'Etna, Greyhound, Ibizan Hound, Irish Wolfhound, Pharaoh Hound, Saluki, Sloughi, Scottish Deerhound and Whippet, although this list is not exhaustive.
How is score / points allocated?
From the total being 100 points:
Which class will my hound run in?
Classes are automatically calculated from your dogs date of birth but for reference they are as follows;
Class 0 - Puppy - 12 months - 18 months. This class runs half of the adult course.
Class 1 - Yearling - 18 months - 2 years
Class 2 - Intermediate - 2 - 4 years
Class 3 - Open - any age over 4 years
Class 4 - Veteran - 7 or over
Do I need any special equipment?
No. A strong collar and lead is about it. We do not allow extending leads on the field.