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  1. Thank you mate , certainly fingers crossed after the last one
  2. Fingers crossed , he is a bit ignorant but is certainly keen and my boy has his litter brother.
  3. My young fella , about 11 months now . Sire is 5/8th 3/8th , dam is bull whippet x grey .
  4. The first lurcher I owned was a collie x and would often look at rabbits it knew it had no chance of getting and wouldn't attempt to run them , if they were 50/50 he would quite often stalk down the side of the beam trying to gain ground before putting in the hard work of the chase . It was never a problem for me I think he was just a clever dog who was never too fast and had to use his brain more than all out speed . At the end of the day he caught really good numbers of rabbits and we rarely drew a blank , but he was also a great family dog , would go for miles with the missus beside her horse and was fantastic with the kids .
  5. I had a lot of fun with my old one , bred similar 1st cross to 1st cross . Got him at about 18 months and he was absolutely useless for until he was about 3 , always seemed he couldn't control his legs or how fast they could go . He was never a world beater and it took ages for him to turn in a field but when he was motoring it was a sight , properly fast and the way he picked up rabbits was something special to watch . Good luck with your one he looks a nice pup .
  6. They look a good hardy pair . How are they bred please ?
  7. The weather soon changes up there that's for sure , could see snow on the peaks from where I was looking across. We did have a few flurries yesterday on Bodmin moor but didn't come to much .
  8. View across to Dartmoor from the tractor this morning.
  9. Lol... they are just in shadow mate
  10. Here's a few hinds from near me
  11. I dont think the hinds would be to much trouble as long as the dog could get on terms with them , the way he was talking he had had a few with the bitch . Some of the lowland stags I have seen though are monsters .
  12. I was chatting to a lad I have known for years the other night and the conversation turned to reds ( or pre ban reds as it was ) . He had a few tales . First he was sat in cover next to a hedge with his bitch 3/4 grey 1/4 bull as his mates were drawing a marsh with beagles to flush foxes through . He said he heard something big coming along the hedge line behind him and he thought it was going to be a moorland pony , a red hind launched itself off the wall next to him straight out into the open ground in front of him . He slipped the bitch and within about 100 yards the dog had the hind down and pinned by the throat , he was on hand in no time to dispatch it . Second time , out with his bitch again and 2 pups about a year old each , drawing a bit of rough ground a red stag got out from behind a couple of trees , not a massive stag but still a stag , said the bitch was on it in no time . right up on the back of its neck , the pups flanked it one each side and he said it pulled down and was over and done with in under a minute . The third, another stag , he said was a monster in some maize ground , slipped his bitch and a mates 1/2 cross on it , he said it took off and straight lined the dogs for speed but as it went to jump out of the field it hit the top of the hedge and fell back in to the field , he said it got up and the dogs pilled in one on a shoulder one on the rear leg , the stag kicked out and the leg dog was swatted away like a fly . With that the stag ran right at the lads with the one dog still holding on , they dived for cover , the shoulder dog lost its grip and the stag shot past over a hedge and into the forestry . He reckoned it was as intimidating as having a bull charging towards you and the noise was unreal .
  13. Our pups are fine with chickens , sheep , pigs , horses etc and yet put up a pheasant in the field and gave chase , funny how they seem to know what they are allowed to do already . And they have a fair bit of bull in them .
  14. Is Joe that bred the dogs still alive and running dogs then ?
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