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#1 davidc

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 04:00 pm

i've recently purchased a whippet for cousing rabbits and was just wondering how many of u use them for work and arethey were tougher than what some people say they are? also if [NO TEXT TALK] has some pics would like to see some if possibe thanks?

#2 banjo14

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 04:08 pm

whippets in my opinion are the best thing you can have for rabbits.
i have owned whippets and whippet crosses for about 18 years now and wouldnt change them for the world.
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#3 davidc

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 04:21 pm

oh is it thats nice to no do u mainly lamp with it or ferret also do prone to injurys

#4 rob190364

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 05:23 am

God knows why this is in the greyhound section! :icon_eek:

#5 J.DOG

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 08:29 am

Lol

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 06:56 pm

never had a kc one,but track whippets,hell aye. :thumbs:

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 07:24 pm

I've worked whippets for the past 8 years and they are as tough as old boots. I ferret,lamp and flush the large rabbits to the gun and they always give 100%. They are well suited to the land i work them on.

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#8 Stanleigh

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 11:04 am

I,v had whippets and whippetxs for the last 15 years , I will never own any other type of running dog , they suit me and what I do perfectly, toughness and bravery have never been in question . ATB

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 11:17 am

good luck with your whippet pup,very underated animals,just dont follow all advice blindly,other wise some will have you filling it with more drugs than amy winehouse used.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 11:20 am

I've worked whippets for the past 8 years and they are as tough as old boots. I ferret,lamp and flush the large rabbits to the gun and they always give 100%. They are well suited to the land i work them on.

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belting dogs [BANNED TEXT] very nice like u say there tough a old boots and have just as much fire as almost any lurcher

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:21 pm

have seen a few run and they are mental on the bunnies day or night. was just wondering how did they fair pre ban on other quarry?? i know they are primarily bunny bashers but just wondered what other quarry they were capable of taking pre ban

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 03:59 am

I would agree that they are tougher than they look.. Mine tackles foxes and sleeps out in her kennel on frosty nights, although she'd much prefer to be inside. ;) However, she's a slight little bitch and isn't quite hard enough to pull up an old dog fox who whows were cover is and is determined to get there. I wouldn't expect the average whip to kill a fox one-up. They just lack biting power... although there are some bigger whippets about. The job I ask of mine is to make them bail until the other dogs can catch up.

First fox she met, bit her when she poked her muzzle down the earth. The second one bit her when she ran it down and rolled it. She wasn't happy and I wondered whether it would put her off. No such thing. She's very keen, but is always the first to leave go after the fox is dead. Others can rag it, but she'll curl up and have a spell as soon as the job is done.

One tip I was given by an old whippet man, was to run them in rough country while young. His theory was that they would crash and burn often enough for them to realise that they had to look where they were running... but do so before they were running fast enough to cause themselves major injury. I've followed this advice and seen some spectacular prangs, but nothing that has caused major injury. Only ever one decent skin-tear.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 07:00 am

I've worked whippets for the past 8 years and they are as tough as old boots. I ferret,lamp and flush the large rabbits to the gun and they always give 100%. They are well suited to the land i work them on.

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#14 BazB

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 03:47 pm

hi whats the difference between a laguna whippet and regular whippet?

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 06:16 pm

hi whats the difference between a laguna whippet and regular whippet?

This has been done to death, the name Laguna is a prefix which means the owner of the prefix can only use the name, like Laguna Black Lupina, and no other Breeder can use the name, the Laguna prefix was owned by MRS D. U. Mckay, who has since passed away, and I think her Daughter now owns the prefix.
Pre ban, Luguna Whippets did well in the Coursing field, but they are no different to other Whippets.
You see it in famous greyhound kennels like the prefix Westmead the name is owned by the Savaas, hope this is easy to understand.

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