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    Cod liver oil

    I don't think food in the belly equates to energy though. I always thought a dogs energy comes from fat/fat reserves. I preform well when I have been eating and training well but on an empty stomach. I wouldn't eat before a match/game. But in saying that a dog is made up completely different from us so I don't think it is a good comparison. I heard a someone say recently... would you rather be a fat fed lion or a hungry angry lion when heading out hunting... I know a few greyhound men who don't feed the day of a race and hounds men who wouldn't feed before hunting.
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    Cod liver oil

    Dan what is the benefit of a garlic tab? Also, when do you give them a small feed before running? I purposefully don't feed them the day I bring them out. I bring some milk and dioralite in the van when I am out in case it turns into a long night. I always have a big fatty feed waiting for them after but interested to hear your reason for feeding before... or the length of time you take before feeding them.
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    First cross

    The lads I know who work f1 dh/gh and 3/4 gh - 1/4 dh don't slip on a fox until they are 24 months. They take a lot longer to mature than your bull x and I think that is a big part of the decline of dh/gh ... lads aren't patient enough to hold off long enough. The dh/gh I have seen worked are owned by lads who know what they were doing. Serious animals to hunt day or night with a lot more brains than the majority (not all!) of bull x's I have seen working.
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    My 3

    I would like to see him dig to his terrier
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    My 3

    If someone needs a lurcher to handle game when digging I wouldn't call them a terrierman
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    Bull hound

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    Bull hound

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    Best all rounder

    I have a 3/8 bull/1/8 saluki/ 1/2 hound bitch pup coming my way. Parents are top dogs and hoping the pup is as well. Will be pushing covers and out on the lamp once or twice a week in the season. Will let ye know how things are in 2 years time!
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    Nicest Lurcher On Thl?

    What is the breeding ? Nice looking animal
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    Doubling up?

    Depends on the breeding of the dog as to when you should run it - typically Wheaton/Bull crosses can be run a bit younger than a collie cross (dh pups takes a lot longer to mature). The longer you give a pup to mature the better IMO. I would double up for the first few runs as the young dog can learn a lot from running with an experienced dog (hitting the ditch after the quarry). I would bring a pup out a good number of times lamping before ever slipping them.
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    Wheaten Greyhounds

    Your keeping wheatons 70 years as in several decades?If there has been pitbull or english added there not wheatons, there wheaton xs. @stop.end .... 'several' doesn't mean 7
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    Springer X Foxhound First Cross

    @shaneg We hunt foot beagles to push covers and to hunt - 15/20 for hunting and 2/3 when pushing covers. They work a treat for both....maybe worth considering!
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    A C Bred Terrier

    When you charge 500 for a pup and three times that for a working adult you can make some coin alright.
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    You obviously haven't seen a 'class of pack' if they can't put foxes to ground.