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#1 sam3009

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 12:08 AM

Just bought a 1/4 airdale 1/4 bull 1/2 greyhound x 1/2 bull 1/2 whippet pup. anyone else use airdale?

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 12:11 AM

any pics and what will you use the cross for,
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Posted 12 October 2008 - 12:18 AM

any pics and what will you use the cross for,
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I'll put some pics up tomorrow. Theres no visible airdale traits. just wondering if anyones used them and why. shes standing 15"tts at 12 weeks and BIG boned.

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 12:23 AM

the Airdale is the dog i hate the most(since one killed my ferret while hunting)and yet i still admire them,would love to see
some hunting pics of them,and some pics of various crosses,
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Posted 12 October 2008 - 12:34 AM

Just bought a 1/4 airdale 1/4 bull 1/2 greyhound x 1/2 bull 1/2 whippet pup. anyone else use airdale?


is the Airedale blood from the Redline stuff imported from the states??? it would be great to see a picture.

Not sure about the Airdale blood lines, but I know the dam and sire are both "SERIOUS" dogs. I'll find out tomorrow and post some pics

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 12:52 AM

I think in Frank Sheradons book The Working Lurcher he writes about a guy called the Cornell, who basically sets out on a mission to breed the ultimate lurcher, anyway after years of breeding and working he comes to the conclusion that the Airedale x greyhound was the best cross, in what percentage hes unsure, presuming 3/4 greyhound 1/4 Airedale, but the quarry which he was hunting and in what way and on what type of land i dont know it doesn't say, would be interesting to see what such a dog performs like compared to todays lurcher's, i would hazard a guess that the outcome would maybe look similar to a beddlington cross. I think Airedales were used for hunting rats otters on the river banks and were at onetime commonly known as otter hounds, so they must have poised good working traits at one time, what one would gain from an injection of Airedale blood of present into there lurcher stock i wouldnt like to say. :thumbs:

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 01:05 AM

any pics and what will you use the cross for,
Higgins.

To be honest, for a bull x, she looks very racey even though shes big boned, so I,m hoping larger quarry. Just read an article in an old EDRD about Airdales and their excellent tracking ability. So, I'm hoping bigger stuff.

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 01:08 AM

I think in Frank Sheradons book The Working Lurcher he writes about a guy called the Cornell, who basically sets out on a mission to breed the ultimate lurcher, anyway after years of breeding and working he comes to the conclusion that the Airedale x greyhound was the best cross, in what percentage hes unsure, presuming 3/4 greyhound 1/4 Airedale, but the quarry which he was hunting and in what way and on what type of land i dont know it doesn't say, would be interesting to see what such a dog performs like compared to todays lurcher's, i would hazard a guess that the outcome would maybe look similar to a beddlington cross. I think Airedales were used for hunting rats otters on the river banks and were at onetime commonly known as otter hounds, so they must have poised good working traits at one time, what one would gain from an injection of Airedale blood of present into there lurcher stock i wouldnt like to say. http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

is this book still available? if so do you know where I can get a copy ?

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 01:11 AM

I think in Frank Sheradons book The Working Lurcher he writes about a guy called the Cornell, who basically sets out on a mission to breed the ultimate lurcher, anyway after years of breeding and working he comes to the conclusion that the Airedale x greyhound was the best cross, in what percentage hes unsure, presuming 3/4 greyhound 1/4 Airedale, but the quarry which he was hunting and in what way and on what type of land i dont know it doesn't say, would be interesting to see what such a dog performs like compared to todays lurcher's, i would hazard a guess that the outcome would maybe look similar to a beddlington cross. I think Airedales were used for hunting rats otters on the river banks and were at onetime commonly known as otter hounds, so they must have poised good working traits at one time, what one would gain from an injection of Airedale blood of present into there lurcher stock i wouldnt like to say. http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

is this book still available? if so do you know where I can get a copy ?
Any good sporting book shop i reckon i think its The Complete Working Lurcher. :thumbs:

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 02:05 AM

I think in Frank Sheradons book The Working Lurcher he writes about a guy called the Cornell, who basically sets out on a mission to breed the ultimate lurcher, anyway after years of breeding and working he comes to the conclusion that the Airedale x greyhound was the best cross, in what percentage hes unsure, presuming 3/4 greyhound 1/4 Airedale, but the quarry which he was hunting and in what way and on what type of land i dont know it doesn't say, would be interesting to see what such a dog performs like compared to todays lurcher's, i would hazard a guess that the outcome would maybe look similar to a beddlington cross. I think Airedales were used for hunting rats otters on the river banks and were at onetime commonly known as otter hounds, so they must have poised good working traits at one time, what one would gain from an injection of Airedale blood of present into there lurcher stock i wouldnt like to say. http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

is this book still available? if so do you know where I can get a copy ?
Any good sporting book shop i reckon i think its The Complete Working Lurcher. http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
cheers Merle, I'll check it out

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 04:29 AM

My friends dogs...

1/4 Airedale 3/4 Stag hound, 10 months,
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Grey one is the same gyp as on top and the dark one is a 1/2 cross stag/Airedale "kenya" and she is 3..
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same two gyps, Kenya got this nutria lamping, Kenya works GREAT with the terriers and "gwen" the gray one is coming along nicely..
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I also am getting a 1/4APBT 1/4 Airedale 1/2 greyhound I pick him up next week he is 17weeks.. Really looking forward to him.. He is the all red one in this pic,
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Posted 12 October 2008 - 09:01 AM

I think in Frank Sheradons book The Working Lurcher he writes about a guy called the Cornell, who basically sets out on a mission to breed the ultimate lurcher, anyway after years of breeding and working he comes to the conclusion that the Airedale x greyhound was the best cross, in what percentage hes unsure, presuming 3/4 greyhound 1/4 Airedale, but the quarry which he was hunting and in what way and on what type of land i dont know it doesn't say, would be interesting to see what such a dog performs like compared to todays lurcher's, i would hazard a guess that the outcome would maybe look similar to a beddlington cross. I think Airedales were used for hunting rats otters on the river banks and were at onetime commonly known as otter hounds, so they must have poised good working traits at one time, what one would gain from an injection of Airedale blood of present into there lurcher stock i wouldnt like to say. http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

is this book still available? if so do you know where I can get a copy ?

The book is called "The Lurcher - Training & hunting" , it's a cracking book.
Good prices on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.co...H...931&sr=8-11

#13 sam3009

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 08:49 PM

My friends dogs...

1/4 Airedale 3/4 Stag hound, 10 months,
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w237/...


Grey one is the same gyp as on top and the dark one is a 1/2 cross stag/Airedale "kenya" and she is 3..
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w237/...

same two gyps, Kenya got this nutria lamping, Kenya works GREAT with the terriers and "gwen" the gray one is coming along nicely..
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w237/...
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w237/...

I also am getting a 1/4APBT 1/4 Airedale 1/2 greyhound I pick him up next week he is 17weeks.. Really looking forward to him.. He is the all red one in this pic,
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w237/...crackin dogs mate http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...



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Posted 13 October 2008 - 05:57 PM

I would also like to add that the Airedale was chosen from a hog hunters kennel who only keeps Airedales, they locate and catch the hogs for him and that is why we used this blood, not many really game Airedales left, mostly show junk, so be careful when choosing an Airedale for a cross that is is a worker and not just off of a dog someone seen work once, or imported from workers.. The cross I am looking at for next time is a Black Mouth Curr X Stag hound, I think the pups will work a lot the same but working Currs are a lot easier to find..

C.J.

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 11:45 PM

I had to females that were littermates to yours collar but I believe the coyotes got the ring neck gyp in that picture. Anyhow, I hope you enjoy the male pup. He is a good actin sumbitch. I got the one female left that looks just like him. I am really lookin forward to seeing if the female I got left is gonna be any good or not. I hope she is fast enough and I hope she has some stay to her cause if not, she aint gonna do me a whole hell of alot of good unless of course she is feckin bone crusher, then she can stay as long as she wants.