GOOD MATES: Jan Walker and dog Jenny June at the Warwick Lure Coursing Club field trial on Sunday.
GOOD MATES: Jan Walker and dog Jenny June at the Warwick Lure Coursing Club field trial on Sunday. Gerard Walsh

Jenny June loves spotlight

AFTER nine years of lure coursing, Jenny June has not lost her love of the sport.

On Sunday, the Warwick Lure Coursing Club attracted 50 nominations to its field trial.

One of the 50 was Jenny June, a little dog owned by Jan and Len Walker.

"I only have to say lure coursing, she pricks her ears and is jumping on the dashboard of the car," Jan said.

"We first came to lure coursing with Jenny June at 10 months of age."

Jan and her husband Len used to go bike riding and Jenny June would run along beside them for her training for the sport.

After some health issues, the couple have given away the bike riding and now throw a ball around the house and yard for Jenny June to boost her fitness.

Due to her age and minimum training, Jenny June is allowed to go in the veteran's class which is on a shorter course.

She is still scored along with all other dogs and recorded 174 on Sunday, two under overall top dog Mala, a Kerry blue terrier, from Brisbane.

"Jenny June was judged on the half course as if she had run the full course," Jan said.

"They don't discrimate at lure coursing."

Jenny June won the aggregate for unregistered dogs at a field trial in 2008.

Jack Stowell, of Murrumba Downs, was in Warwick for the first time with Tilly.

He is a regular at the Brisbane club and said "the Warwick event was really good".

"My dog went well," he said.

Jenny Robb was back at lure coursing for the first time in a year.

The Allora resident said she also showed dogs so her availability for lure coursing depended on how the dates fitted in with the show season.

The club meets monthly and has both practice days and field trials which always attract some regulars from Brisbane. It is based at Henry Joppich Park, off Wentworth St. Their clubhouse was originally built for Warwick football.

More information from club president Anne Freebairn on 4666 6208



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