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Maximus Ferret

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  1. Great account Bosun. Hope your rabbit situation improves. There aren't as many here as there used to be but still plenty for a few runs.
  2. Have to agree about running style. Dogs with a relaxed, looping style that saluki and deerhound crosses often have, seem to be able to float over trouble sometimes. Saluki crosses in particular sometimes have dreadful looking feet but do OK over rough terrain.
  3. If they aren't pressed too hard until they're almost at the net they almost always take a route they're used to.
  4. In my opinion netting a hare is as sporting a pursuit as coursing one and if you do enough until the dog begins to understand what's actually going on, instead of just chasing and getting lucky....... well that's when it really starts to get interesting.
  5. All being well that should be money well spent. Pup looks a character.
  6. The only good reason for a harness is on a high drive young pup to avoid it's neck getting desensitised if you can't avoid taking it out in public before it starts to learn control. The collar is then saved for actual training sessions. Having said that I've never used one myself. They remind me too much of those sad, untrained rescue dogs that can't be let off leash.
  7. My bitch is that breeding. Don't know how good the pures are though.
  8. If it's a small bitch from a line of tall irish coursing greyhounds the chances are that most of the pups would grow to the same size as they would have done if bred from a tall bitch. Genetically irish coursing hounds are tall and back breeding would mostly be dominant, whatever the size of the mother. The occasional pup might well take after the mother in size but it wouldn't be easy to predict which one. Personally I do like a rangy one so it wouldn't worry me either way.
  9. 56lb is certainly very small for an Irish bitch.
  10. My own deer/grey bitch is quite big at 29 inches but that suits me as she moves well and can catch stuff fairly efficiently on the varying types of ground I run on. I wouldn't want any bigger though.
  11. Can't remember when Bill's last litter was but I think they'd be a bit elderly by now. Chartpolski would know. His bitch is doxhope bred.
  12. I used to enjoy looking at sites like pets4homes, just to see what was about. I can't do it anymore because it makes me feel bad.
  13. Love these theoretical red deer threads. Especially on a Sunday afternoon, which is a time for drinking here in rural ireland. That doesn't mean I don't believe it can be done but the threads are great entertainment for a semi alcoholic idiot like me.
  14. Glad to see her looking so well. Does she show any trace of her injury?
  15. Looks like their security certificate has lapsed. If you click on "advanced" instead of "return to safety" you can choose to go there anyway.
  16. Think they like to chew stuff sometimes. Do they like that 2 inch wide white Tendon type stuff? Mine love that.
  17. Make haggis from them Poxon. Millions of Scots can't be wrong............
  18. Try your local Lidl for some cheap raw. Over here (Ireland) they have a box in the freezer where they put short date stuff at a reduced price. Set yourself a top price (like £1 a kilo) and buy everything that's cheaper. Add it up in your head because sometimes they shove it through the till carelessly and the full price sticker can get read instead of the reduced one. I often get whole chickens for 2 euro but rightly or wrongly, I cook those in a pressure cooker and take the meat of as I don't trust the tiny thin ribs and the like. All else I feed raw and I add some "Gain puppy and saplin
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