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    Back In Business With A New Pup

    Thanks mate Pit x wolfhound over pit x kelpie lovely bitch pal Cheers mate. She's more than earned her feed
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    Back In Business With A New Pup

    Pit x wolfhound over pit x kelpie
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    Back In Business With A New Pup

    Recent pics of the stag out for a look round the bush. Took him out with my mate and his two beagles last weekend, did very well. Good nose and strong drive, country was probably too thick for him to really do much but we still shot 4 off the dogs in 45 mins before we had to head off for a fishing trip. He's about 31" tts, probably too big for me. Largest of the litter at this age by 3" A pic of my bitch. At 5 now she's showing signs of reaching the pinnacle now, another season and I think she'll start to drop off slowly. She's had a rough life and earned her feed. Couldn't ask for a better dog to show a pup the ropes
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    Feral Dog V Greyhound

    Crossing a feral dog or dingo into a domestic dog doesn't make sense to me. Why singlehandedly in one breeding undo thousands of years of selective breeding. Also, having hunted and worked dingo xs and the only reliable thing about them is their unreliability. You'll never be able to trust them. Had one for 5 years, adored it and was a great worker. Moved his food bowl one night and 16 stitches in my arm later he was in a hole in the ground
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    Nicest Lurcher On Thl?

    He's looking good Max thanks mate sire is 33 and dam is 29
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    Nicest Lurcher On Thl?

    My up and comer, only 7 months and 28 tts
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    My New Lurcher Pup

    Looks a confident little bugger, should give you plenty of fun in the years to come
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    Back In Business With A New Pup

    Just shy of 7 months, 27.5" tts. Big strong fella, going well
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    Saluki !

    Hard pressed to beat a saluki for running rough country, they seem to be able to run on bloody anything and keep pace.
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    Deerhound X Greyhound

    Love the deer/grey cross, he's a fine stamp of an animal Lot of the stags have gone to shit due to poor breeding. Blokes just breeding cause they can and not worried about the quality of dogs they're using. Not necessarily because of cross breeding although there is plenty of that too. Get a stag from the right person and they'll keep up with a grey and then keep going when it breaks down
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    Favourite Quarry

    must have been some sight to see, from what I've seen kangaroos a'int slow and i'd imagine not every dog would have been able Like anything if you breed dogs for the job you're gonna have better luck, their pace and agility isn't on par with a hare though. It was always more about making sure the dogs learn to keep away from the back legs must have been some sight to see, from what I've seen kangaroos a'int slow and i'd imagine not every dog would have been ableDon't need a special dog to catch kangaroos at all All depends. Greys in pasture country are not difficult, especially on the light and you'll catch plenty with your run of the mill stag. The big reds in the desert country are a different story. Also depends on if you spotlight or run em in the day, run multiple dogs or just one out etc I get what you're saying but when compared to deer they don't compare for pace. I think the only thing they have on their side is sheer endurance Nah you're right, deer are more difficult. But I'm sentimental and it was such a major part of the survival of Australia as a colony that I feel its a shame its illegal. Plus a lot of family history
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    Favourite Quarry

    Not so much about type, more about teaching dogs the safe way to pull em down. The key is a throat or upper chest hold and to keep away from the back legs. My uncle had a dog that would jump, grab the head and use his bodyweight and momentum to break their neck. He did it once as a young dog by accident and just learnt it as the easiest way. Another dog he had would grab the base of the tail so they couldnt rear up to kick and get another dog to make the actual catch. As far as breed goes, the ones my family used were originally greyxdeer with a tiny bit of kelpie for brains and stamina and then just bred and culled til they got a type they liked but they had some wolfhound blood added in 50's for some size and strength. Wolfhounds were much better dogs back then, shorter and lighter built with a lot more guts. My uncle still has a few dogs from this line he hunts foxes and pigs with. Nowadays just your standard deer x grey would do the job just fine
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    must have been some sight to see, from what I've seen kangaroos a'int slow and i'd imagine not every dog would have been able Like anything if you breed dogs for the job you're gonna have better luck, their pace and agility isn't on par with a hare though. It was always more about making sure the dogs learn to keep away from the back legs must have been some sight to see, from what I've seen kangaroos a'int slow and i'd imagine not every dog would have been able Don't need a special dog to catch kangaroos at all All depends. Greys in pasture country are not difficult, especially on the light and you'll catch plenty with your run of the mill stag. The big reds in the desert country are a different story. Also depends on if you spotlight or run em in the day, run multiple dogs or just one out etc
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    Favourite Quarry

    Kangaroo for me over here. Big, tough and good fight, you needed strong and hard dogs to do well on the big males. Plenty of pace and wind too because the b*****ds are bloody quick with a wind up. Shame its illegal now, my family were always very keen on their roo dogs and bred some real nice dogs that would catch, kill and carry the smaller ones single handedly. Now they're a plague and you're buggered getting permits from the government just to shoot the pricks, real shame and hard on the farmers. Still happens though but if you're caught its serious trouble. At least I can still run the little wallabies in my state but it's not the same.
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    Nebraska Coyote Hound

    There's a group on facebook called "coyote hunters with greyhounds' I'm in and that has regular clips posted during the season of catches and runs, some good ol timers in there.
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