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About moonlighter

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  • Birthday 05/04/1979

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    My interests are running dogs. Anything to do with working them day and night time.

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  1. I’m interested in cockers and crosses too. A popular cross is with a beagle. Has anyone had one of these, and I’m assuming the beagle in the mix would make for a better dog for bushing with the lurchers as it would follow a trail a bit better, and probably wouldn’t be as hectic, maybe a bit more steady. But what would they be like for taking bush beating on a shoot? Would the beagle blood make them unsuitable for this. The reason I ask, is that most of my work would be bushing for the lurchers, but maybe 2 or 3 days bush beating throughout the season.
  2. If your on Facebook, there’s a couple of good groups, “bedlington, whippet hunting group” and “bedlington, greyhound” group. They sometimes have litters on there, although they can’t directly advertise on Facebook.
  3. A mate of mind used to go regularly. On the Eurostar. He said you could run hares within a few miles of coming off the train. The fields are massive and hares and plentiful. He also ran in Belgium too, but like has been mentioned, the police don’t take it too kindly.. but it’s not the police you need to worry about, it’s the farmers. One time when they got caught, they were pleased to see the cops.. I think they were close to getting a beating.
  4. I’ve had a dog die of lepto... horrible thing.. I get mine all vaccinated and boosters.. it’s only a few quid. Not worth the hassle of thinking ‘what if?’ If something goes wrong.
  5. Brilliant... any plans to breed from him. That’s definitely an all round lurcher
  6. Coursing bred dog. The dam was called silky, the sire was supposed to be Tom Murray’s Smokey. My dog was a decent coursing dog, but he took pretty much everything both day and night and worked with the terriers and ferrets too. He was very well trained to.
  7. I had a dog from him, from an 8 week old pup. What a dog he was, probably the best dog I’ve had.
  8. Did you see it happen? Or was it clipped by a car?
  9. That’s a good working style for a young dog
  10. How’s the lurcher bred mate?
  11. Market harbrough in the midlands.
  12. Some bitches have bad seasons. My mate had a coursing bitch and when she was in season it would ruin her for weeks. That’s not a problem in the summer, but it is if she falls in the winter. Plus if you keep them in the house you have the blood to contend with. Of the dogs/bitches I’ve had, the dogs have been better on fox and have been that bit stronger too. But I love the bond I get with a bitch.
  13. I was only thinking of him yesterday, or rather his dogs. I spoke to him on the phone and put my name down for a pup. He did actually call me back several months later saying a bitch pup had come available, but had already bought a pup in the mean time, so I didn’t get it. This was going back over 15 years.
  14. In my experience, you won’t train 2 pups as well as one .. plus it takes more work to find for 2, plus In 7/8 years time you’ll have 2 old retired dogs in the kennel and not one. Getting a second dog, to keep the other quiet is not really the best way to be honest.
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