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Posted 06 July 2008 - 03:11 pm

well i havent been hear for some time and has made interesting reading
when i first posted i was under the impression when the topic was opened it meant coursing in the field not what they do now in where the dogs are muzzled .
me personnaly i think that is more barbaric than running a hare to kill .just as the dogs are muzzeled they are still putting a hare threw more stress i beleive than running and if the dog dosnt kill it lives another day.and also some nice dogs been posted .and also as for stamina what distances they will run etc .my greyhound ive had her 8 months and is running with as much strengh and stamina as my lurcher well impressed :thumbs:

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 03:44 pm

hi eveyone, ive often wondered why coursing greyhounds are heavier than racing greys cheers http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

Because, sadly, most coursing Greyhounds come from Ireland where they tend to have Park Coursing rather than Open Coursing as we do here. The hares are raised in captivity, very well I might add, and well cared for. The Hares are given a 80/100 yard'ish slip and the course is usually a 15 to 20 second affair with the first dog up getting the flag. Pure speed is the thing with no merit given for "work" The result is that the Hounds are bred bigger and bigger on the basis that in a straight line a "good big 'un will always outpace a good little 'un" The average weight of an English Hound is around 60/65lbs. At this years Irish Derby at Clonmel I saw two or three Hounds that weighed in at 90lbs!!! It's a bit like Athletics, stand a 100 metre sprinter next to a 1500 metre stayer and who looks the more powerful?. Regards and keep Coursing. J.H.S.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 03:49 pm

The hares are raised in captivity


jane, just to correct you their slightly, the irish hare, thats used for coursing over here, is not raised in captivity, its cought, humanely, out in the wild and kept in pens, till needed for the coursing event, they are then released, to the exact spot they were captured on, alive.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 04:17 pm

The hares are raised in captivity


jane, just to correct you their slightly, the irish hare, thats used for coursing over here, is not raised in captivity, its cought, humanely, out in the wild and kept in pens, till needed for the coursing event, they are then released, to the exact spot they were captured on, alive.


Yeah, ok

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:42 pm

Hi all, this is my dog, http://www.greyhound...com/d?i=1197352 , she has very early pace and lots of speed. My best hunting dog so far..
And how do i know if she is a Coursing type dog or racing?

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 09:04 pm

I HAVE A 52 Ld 25 ts and she is a good allround bitch and not much prob

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 09:09 pm

I HAVE A 52 Ld 25 ts and she is a good allround bitch and not much prob


Do you have some pics of her?

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 10:18 pm

I HAVE A 52 Ld 25 ts and she is a good allround bitch and not much prob


Do you have some pics of her?


yes will ad them

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 05:39 pm

hi does any one keep coursing greyhounds? or work there dogs apart from on the track?
any coursing greyhound web sites? or any one that just keeps/breeds them

hi there did u av any luck with the coursing greyhounds as im after on my self

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 05:42 pm

hi does any one keep coursing greyhounds? or work there dogs apart from on the track?
any coursing greyhound web sites? or any one that just keeps/breeds them

hi did u get any were on the coursing greyhounds mate as im looking for a bitch to

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 03:32 pm

The hares are raised in captivity


jane, just to correct you their slightly, the irish hare, thats used for coursing over here, is not raised in captivity, its cought, humanely, out in the wild and kept in pens, till needed for the coursing event, they are then released, to the exact spot they were captured on, alive.

Yeah, ok
Well corrected Zak :victory:

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 04:05 pm

that data is track bred stuff

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 08:47 pm

I used to coarse with oxford coarseing club and also flaped my dogs at gloucster, aldershot, warwick and loudwater one bitch was in duchess of marlboro cup final two years running in my view as long as the dogs are fit and well a track dog makes a good field dog most bitches ive had have been retired track dogs the two i have now are both ex track and keen as mustard.

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:48 pm

hi eveyone, ive often wondered why coursing greyhounds are heavier than racing greys cheers http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...



track greyhounds have to be weighed in before and after a race, the lighter they are the faster they are, i believe one once is a stride but i may be wrong, coursing greyhounds use different muscles more often as live quarry doesn't move in a big rig always turning to the left. with a hare there are twists and turns in every direction! great to watch! the coursing greyhound normally has a different diet to the track too

hope this helps x

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 11:46 pm

track greyhounds have to be weighed in before and after a race, the lighter they are the faster they are



:doh: :wallbash: Who told you that rubbish? :laugh:




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