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  1. What’s racial instinct ?
  2. Once they can contrast home life become a lot easier, no doubt Well done you sir , she looks in fine fettle
  3. She looks in good order there that bitch, what’s the head space like with them ?
  4. Ah your 100% right sir the point been the younger you introduce confrontation or discipline instead of management the deeper it’s embedded, sure he’ll wag his tail at ya after it but he’ll never forget it , especially in your space
  5. When a dog gets a handle on what he was bred for , everything falls into place , little issues fall away because then he wants to fit , thats how a pack works , the physical act of hunting is what makes a pack social , that’s where the bonding takes place, on that same note until he gets that principle he’s a bit all over the place, so when lads are trying to discipline a pup to makes it social, to stop it doing shit , your only promoting misbehaviour because if he can’t engage with you without fear , everything else is much more inviting include stock he just want to express himself physically, collar that and ya have him once ya get him over a certain stage and he’s programmed to a certain activity with you , ya can then lather the shite out of him but ya got to be careful , some of the more primitive breeds are unforgiving and it only shows in the Field ,
  6. Doberman is a great example of that , Official War dog of US Marine Corps during World War ll , Pacific duty in Guam places like that , nerves of steel , Splashed all over the papers and news in the States at the time , everyone wanted one , you can’t breed friendliness into a breed, all your doing is breeding a flaw/weakness Into the Animal , when they stop breeding for purpose and function, you f**k up the genetic pool almost unheard now as a true working animal , I’d hate to see that happen to the Mali
  7. Nothing intelligent going on in my head , just a very curious f****r, park and open coursing is nothing to do with catching , one dog races another up till the hare , hare is usually given enough grass for the hounds to take a turn out of her and that’s usually it , judge decides red or white , the dog that takes first turn wins , 3 points in the bag they don’t want hares caught , why would they , it don’t look good it’s about genetics , hounds in general , fox hounds , beagles , greys , basset hounds , you name them , that list of dogs that hunt/ kill on there own, are less socially engaged with man , generally Collies , labs , springers , setters , mals , pointers , pastoral breeds work with man to catch , all work been a version of hunting , genetically they assimilate humans into their working mindset hounds can tune out the world while running to a mind boggling degree sheep dog can tune out the world while running to a mind boggling degree but still take instruction , that’s the key , Even if you cross two pure bred animals , different breeds , the offspring of the crossing even if there’s a full hound in the mix , will be more socially aware, id rather make life easier for himself in knowing one dog is more social inclined to work with me than another , that’s all mate took me a long time to figure that shit out, one may be faster but the other is trying to second guess me , one is genetically programmed to tune me out and the other to tune me in
  8. I don’t as a rule stock break a lurcher , I introduce it to work, say lamping ,I ingrained that in for a few months so the dog understands the system , It gets the pattern of events that leads to work , boots on , battery ready , smells and sounds of work , all lead to catching rabbits or whatever your hunting , they get it quicker more socially aware , less inclined to deafness out , meeting stock after that isn’t an issue , full hounds are a lot more trigger happy, If it moves chase it , it’s what it’s bred for shape size colour matters f**k all , movement stimulates It right down to toes , the genetics of social engagement listening to me is not there
  9. Id be more inclined to start a lurcher sooner rather than later but less emphasis on breaking to stock , i ignore stock work with a lurcher they seem to gravitate to what they bred for quicker
  10. This mans right , get your pup, invest time and effort in it , what I wouldn’t do is introduce too young , use the first year to engage it totally in you, what your looking for is social engagement with you as a starting point, dogs bred to kill on their own, generally are more aloof and inclined to act on instinct, full hounds and terriers ,as opposed to collies , gun dogs and the like who work specifically through and with their owner , tend to be more biddable, social more inclined to want to please go out and play/ interact with it in the same fields/ areas your going to work in, no point training in the garden and expect the training just to transfer into any environment it doesn't work like that with dogs , every environment is a different mindset , what I would focus on is introducing a state of calm out , where you can just sit down beside a ditch Somewhere and the pup will gravitate to you to the exclusion of everything else , and just sit there and feed it bits and let it chill , ferreting is a great way of starting a pup A pup is forever trying to figure out what to do with its body to make action happen so in ferreting it learns “ if I do f**k all I can make rabbits appear” , bingo you've just introduced a state of calm , not by your physical training but the dog learning from the inside out , it’s not enforced through you so no confusion between you and it whereas some pups can run into trouble if stated on the lamp with other dogs , a frenzy of excitement which always means movement to a dog and if a dog feels that movement makes bunnies appear That is exactly what it will do , it’ll keep running to the exclusion of you it doesn’t have the genetic make up to pander to any training , instinct will rule if you often reference the fact that instincts prevail, but then engage that instinct into interaction with you, ball play tug play , you’ll go a long way in bonding before you introduce the real thing , if ya get me bonding is engaging drive / instinct with you through physical movement once again best of luck
  11. Do ya want me to talk them up , what people believe is up to them ,
  12. X track / coursing , was given a slippy pup by Mallon in Monaghan for getting a hound going for him to make the time , reared it till I found it was no better than a half bred beddy thing I had but with less bottle lads tried dogs same dogs between track and field , if ya know dogs ya know dogs and it wasn’t going to make the grade for anything heavy
  13. Bred a couple of first crosses years ago, no problem getting full hounds bitches then and worked them to see what they were made of , kept an odd one around put them on anything worth running but found them lacking in most departments, f***ing air heads , if the action was 100 yards in front they’d have spotted a leaf blowing 50 yards behind and be hot on its ass , you don’t need a working grey to breed pups that work if the dog is a right one , I only ever saw them as vessel for breeding, cost nothing and had the basic frame for running put it this way I always associate pure bred dogs greys in particular with black type horses (thoroughbreds), their intelligence is in their speed , their not bred to catch, anything , so supple is not a strong point with them, and as with the difference between gypsy horses and thoroughbreds, I always found them a little more distant, a little lacking , run first/think later , don’t get hung up on the speed thing Bud , turning ability , heart, social engagement go a long way , if catching was about speed we’d all have greys , we don’t and it’s for a reason , even a pup out of two half assed lurchers will give you something decent with more stamina and more social engagement , speed kills, only when driving, bottom line , there’s not a single grey, bred to catch anything for the last two hundred years , unlike the desert dog bred solely to catch best of luck with it anyway, I’ve been as honest as I can bud ,take it or leave it
  14. Forget all that socialising bollocks , pups are born social , social is the foundation the expression of physical force /energy /flow / drive is key to bonding with you and everything else, when a dog is stimulated it Has to move , unless trained otherwise, which is another days work look at it this way , dog see dog, dog get energised by sight of other dog , dog is stuck with said energy, to ground this feeling a dog must move , it can’t just do f**k all , if your not the answer , your the problem you correcting the mutt in your space when stimulated, makes everything else much more inviting , because you can’t return his system to neutral if ya get me , which f***ing about with other dogs will the biggest issue by far for every dog is “what do I do with my energy “ answer that from the start and the dog will happily ignore everything else and invest himself in you , YOU CREATE HIS WORLD , that’s the bottom line forget titbits treats any of that shite, don’t bowl food , only feed all food when on walks , getting him to push into you with your left hand on his chest to get food in your right , get him hooked on a tug item Or a ball but I prefer a tug item it gives a great work out 5 mins training is better that 5 hours walking because the dog is in a drive mindset , a state of flow , it reduces his charge and it’s all happening in your space , teach him to bark on command, teach him to down, keep him on a long line while out dont play in the home, in fact ignore the f****r, inside calm outside play only let him express himself energetically through you that’s the key , Dont let other dogs correct him fucks sake your creating a bigger problem you’ll have to solve later your the problem but also the answer , best of luck
  15. We’re all entitled to an opinion, because you don’t agree with it doesn’t mean the individual or his opinion is retarded , The ease in which you throw in , an off the cuff remark about some Irish, who may not agree with your empirical mindset just about sums you up on here , you still living here .? “we were still the best nation in the world when we were still united “ Where the f**k you going with that statement, The word nation doesn’t leave much room for the Scots welsh or Irish
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