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#46 morton

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 06:07 pm

All down to the man behind the dogs not the dogs

That is such a naive statement.Ill defy the most gifted of folk that have spent a year or two in the game,especially those that have owned and honed Collie and Saluki infused runners,to state with honesty that these types have never caused them considerable grief at one,two three or an hundred times in their years with these type lurchers,the lessons learnt made them far better when entering the next,then the next and so forth.Even then,with all the experience in the world, its often possible to meet a turd that no amount of experience will polish.Anybody that states their expertise makes it such that they have yet to meet their match and have never witnessed a difficult lurcher,especially of the Collie or Saluki persuasion is only deceiving themselves in the pursuit of a suitor for their ego.


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 06:48 pm

That's doing the genuine lads so good you saying shit like that
Saluqis in the right hands are just running dogs I've seen wilder X's in the wrong hands it IS NOT about breeding it's about the man behind the dog and please don't feed the Antis with they all rob bollocks

You calling people idiots won't help the cause either for having an opinion, and again I never said all owners. What I said was a lot of owners shouldn't have them. If you think that everyone should have one then you are greatly mistaken. Maybe that's why desertbred is having success with them. He knows what makes them tick, so good luck to him.

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 11:31 pm

another thread gone west, we work dogs because we like it, so chill out and enjoy what you have it will seem so much better, when my cockers f**k up I don't get excited I just get on, my dogs and me are as good as some and better than most, but I don't take myself to seriously these days, its so much better that way.
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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:40 am

Good posts Casso n two crows😎 salukis are just dogs/lurchers , we over complicate it ourselves some want them too be top hare coursing dogs , some want them too behave like collies , most buy expecting problems , why bother in the first instance ? If you want. 3/3 hare killing dog go buy one, facts n history tell you which breed will excel here and is less chew too own n higher chance if success , if you want a lamper poacher obidient style dog go and get a collie X, fox dog Wheaton or bull X, the only real reason too get a pure us cos you want too hare course , lamp , mooch try different quarry with a pure then it's likely you will enjoy owning one

Handling wise I see little or no difference too either my coursing dogs or my Springer all fed trained n exercised the same way , although I do conceed I might have it easy as they like a pack and young seem too learn from the old weather it's jumping manners recall chasing Killing whatever ,reacall was once an issue but little time spent looking into the problem showed it layed at my feet very minor adjustment and job sorted , daily I take six out at a time I rarely use a leash once I'm across the main road , plenty livestock never had any chew ,

For me if you want something enough you will make it work it find excuses for failure , am not in any way saying they perfect dog cos reality is they ain't they just another sort of dog or lurcher

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 10:03 am

Good posts Casso n two crows😎 salukis are just dogs/lurchers , we over complicate it ourselves some want them too be top hare coursing dogs , some want them too behave like collies , most buy expecting problems , why bother in the first instance ? If you want. 3/3 hare killing dog go buy one, facts n history tell you which breed will excel here and is less chew too own n higher chance if success , if you want a lamper poacher obidient style dog go and get a collie X, fox dog Wheaton or bull X, the only real reason too get a pure us cos you want too hare course , lamp , mooch try different quarry with a pure then it's likely you will enjoy owning one

Handling wise I see little or no difference too either my coursing dogs or my Springer all fed trained n exercised the same way , although I do conceed I might have it easy as they like a pack and young seem too learn from the old weather it's jumping manners recall chasing Killing whatever ,reacall was once an issue but little time spent looking into the problem showed it layed at my feet very minor adjustment and job sorted , daily I take six out at a time I rarely use a leash once I'm across the main road , plenty livestock never had any chew ,

For me if you want something enough you will make it work it find excuses for failure , am not in any way saying they perfect dog cos reality is they ain't they just another sort of dog or lurcher

 good thread  above   mate   :thumbs:  , just out of interest   regards the recall prob you had with them, what did you have to different  to say your other type dogs ? ive never really had a prob with recall with my dogs , dont get me wrong if Buck on fresh sent or seen his quarry he will piss off , but he keen and i like dog to show keenness  , not  1/2 arsed   if  i am honest . if you want you can pm if you want regards you recall prob  you had with these type of dogs .



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Posted 24 September 2017 - 10:35 am

All down to the man behind the dogs not the dogs


Wrong.

Like people some, some dogs are just wrong ones ;)
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Posted 25 September 2017 - 10:07 am

Its strange the lads I run Salukis with and my own dogs never give problems with recall or returning after a run this is not by luck or by accident ,many folk can keep lurchers not all folk have the skill or temperament to keep salukis.

 

I agree - different types of lurchers have broadly different temperaments that suit owners of different temperaments. Friendly well trained dogs need humans who understand the breed and how to handle them. Best example is the Rottweiler. A properly socialised and looked after Rottweiler is a brilliant family pet. However if someone gets one without really understanding what makes them tick, they are dangerous. Kick a young Rottweiler and you'll get a dog that is always preparing for a kick. Hug a young Rottweiler and you will het a dog that is always waiting for a hug. The skill involved is not massive but the time and temperament to give a dog what it needs can't be underestimated. And some dogs are easier to train others. 

 

Salukis are great dogs if the owner has the right temperament. If they don't they end up in the pound or worse. I don't have the right temperament. Everything I have read about them indicates they would drive me mad.   




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