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#1 blakes101

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:01 pm

Does anyone use 'retired' racing Greyhounds for hunting?

I'm intrigued by the use of Greyhounds for hunting, don't know a right lot about it but would like to know more about their use/purpose in hunting if anyone could give me a brief outline of what they are used on and how.... I take it the main - if not only quarry - is Rabbit/Hare? Thanks

#2 chid21

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:05 pm

rabbit or rat would be there only quarry

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:18 pm

I've got a bitch in the kennel that got retired off the track last year and use her day or night on rabbits and rats. She ferrets and lamps just like a lurcher, just had her at work with me there picking up the shot pigeons and rats

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:19 pm

what are they like with stock?

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:28 pm

what are they like with stock?


Mine are excellent with stock but I bring them up in the fields anyway, they don't like cats though unless I see it first and tell them to leave it

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:34 pm

im going lamping a track greyhound and a coursing greyhound tonight there only young just sharpen them up i never got any hassle with greyhounds with cattle dont have sheep around me but id say would be dodgy unless they were brought up as a pup to ignore them :thumbs:

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:40 pm

Interesting stuff. Especially using them to retrieve Woodies. I'm not surprised at them not liking cats! I personally wouldn't want Greyhounds and Sheep in close proximity.

I'm a big fan of Greyhounds. Great dogs, great pets. I'm just not sure of their capablilites off the track but I guess at the end of the day they are hunting breed, like many breeds of dog are.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:40 pm

the father in law ran a greyhound in the 70s he bought it in to breed with a collie but the greyhound wouldnt stand, but that was ran on rabbit , hare , fox and the odd deer ...

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:57 pm

Interesting stuff. Especially using them to retrieve Woodies. I'm not surprised at them not liking cats! I personally wouldn't want Greyhounds and Sheep in close proximity.

I'm a big fan of Greyhounds. Great dogs, great pets. I'm just not sure of their capablilites off the track but I guess at the end of the day they are hunting breed, like many breeds of dog are.


Not woodies mate but feral pigeons, flying rats :bad: . If you were thinking of getting one I would advise getting a pup and bringing it up like a normal lurcher as if they are brought up on a track they get used to the sand too much and turn like a bus :laugh:
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:30 am

I think they are great dogs, when I grew up thats all I had to course with ,lurcher has more stamina mind, I had a bitch in the 80s she was shit hot at finding partridge and pheasant, not very willing to give em up mind she could be very heavy mouthed, but great fun well worth having, bet to have on from a pup would make a big difference some of them come off the track, you would swear they had a self destruct button,

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:13 pm

my brother bought en ex racing greyhound bitch 80 quid to stud his bull cross too, anyway he bred her then took her lamping she catches rabbits before they get a chance to turn havent run hares with the bitch yet but will catch the red ones real easy too just not to bright when she gets bit back but thats what his bull cross is there for, one thing i will say is his greyhound is like a steam train if theres a rabbit running through a fence she will hit it head on straight behind it very dull but extremely game, all the best :thumbs:

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:25 pm

my brother bought en ex racing greyhound bitch 80 quid to stud his bull cross too, anyway he bred her then took her lamping she catches rabbits before they get a chance to turn havent run hares with the bitch yet but will catch the red ones real easy too just not to bright when she gets bit back but thats what his bull cross is there for, one thing i will say is his greyhound is like a steam train if theres a rabbit running through a fence she will hit it head on straight behind it very dull but extremely game, all the best http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

bit like its owners brother :thumbs:
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