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Kate B - if you have spent time in Ireland then you will surely know the plight of abandoned/neglected lurcher type dogs - the pounds and rescue centres are bursting with them, even litters of young pups - so much so, that they are often shipped to the mainland and further abroad in Europe for re-homing. Why not do one of these dogs a favour and adopt one, rather than add to the problem by producing your own 'line of dogs' if you have no experience. These type of dogs often have very large litters - quality homes are hard to find for them all. The world is already overpopulated by 'wonder dogs'.

 

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well I'm not a fur mummy.

 

Hi Kate,

As you suggested, the best thing to do is to go to as many lurcher shows as you can, and talk to as many people as you can. Some will know nothing but tell you they do. Others, less forward, may be full of wisdom and knowledge. Those who shout loudest are not always the most experienced or well-informed. But, little by little you should be able to tell posers from genuine people.

Another thing: you speak of breeding: before you ever think to go down that route, have a look on the internet sites such as Preloved and Pets4homes, which will show you just how many lurcher litters are being bred all the time. And then look on the rescue sites, and see how many dumped, neglected, abused or merely lost, lurchers there are. It is extremely hard to find homes, even bad ones, for a lurcher puppy. The market is saturated by people hoping to make a few quid, or merely wanting to breed because they love their dogs and think they're the best. In reality, the lurcher market is tiny compared to all the other breeds out there.

Sky cat - i've been on those sites and I know that there are too many nondescript lurchers out there. That why i'm looking for something with really good lines that working dog people will recognise and really good looks that non working homes will like. I didn't breed Sulya for that reason - Because I didn't work her when she was young she didn't have her own working reputation and ireland is awash with lurchers. Hence my thinking about a full bred Saluki from good parentage. I'd quite like to make my own cross. And I now live in London and I used to be stopped every day by people admiring Sulya, even when she was nearly 15, I f she could still be bred, I could have got cozy family homes for her puppies just by walking her around. I'm not a 'fur mummy' as some eejit has said, but i'm too much of a dog lover to be wanting to breed pups that can't find good owners.

Ireland awash with lurchers , r you sure you lived here, only time I see them is near a Traveller site or at a lurcher show

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well I'm not a fur mummy.

 

Hi Kate,

As you suggested, the best thing to do is to go to as many lurcher shows as you can, and talk to as many people as you can. Some will know nothing but tell you they do. Others, less forward, may be full of wisdom and knowledge. Those who shout loudest are not always the most experienced or well-informed. But, little by little you should be able to tell posers from genuine people.

Another thing: you speak of breeding: before you ever think to go down that route, have a look on the internet sites such as Preloved and Pets4homes, which will show you just how many lurcher litters are being bred all the time. And then look on the rescue sites, and see how many dumped, neglected, abused or merely lost, lurchers there are. It is extremely hard to find homes, even bad ones, for a lurcher puppy. The market is saturated by people hoping to make a few quid, or merely wanting to breed because they love their dogs and think they're the best. In reality, the lurcher market is tiny compared to all the other breeds out there.

Sky cat - i've been on those sites and I know that there are too many nondescript lurchers out there. That why i'm looking for something with really good lines that working dog people will recognise and really good looks that non working homes will like. I didn't breed Sulya for that reason - Because I didn't work her when she was young she didn't have her own working reputation and ireland is awash with lurchers. Hence my thinking about a full bred Saluki from good parentage. I'd quite like to make my own cross. And I now live in London and I used to be stopped every day by people admiring Sulya, even when she was nearly 15, I f she could still be bred, I could have got cozy family homes for her puppies just by walking her around. I'm not a 'fur mummy' as some eejit has said, but i'm too much of a dog lover to be wanting to breed pups that can't find good owners.

Ireland awash with lurchers , r you sure you lived here, only time I see them is near a Traveller site or at a lurcher show

 

Traveller sites is what I'm talking about and if YOU live in Ireland you'll know that there's quite a few of those around. I don't think County Limerick is exactly a traveller free zone. And all respect to them. I've had many a good dog conversation with a traveller and a lot of travellers had a beady eye for my Sul.

 

I'm getting quite sick of people on here questioning my credentials so in future I'm just going to ignore ignorant posts like yours, like one very wise person on this site advised me to. ATB to you Sean Hartigan.

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Your dad must of been blind mm is right the pounds are full of lurchers some cracking ones to.

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Hi Kate,

As you suggested, the best thing to do is to go to as many lurcher shows as you can, and talk to as many people as you can. Some will know nothing but tell you they do. Others, less forward, may be full of wisdom and knowledge. Those who shout loudest are not always the most experienced or well-informed. But, little by little you should be able to tell posers from genuine people.

Another thing: you speak of breeding: before you ever think to go down that route, have a look on the internet sites such as Preloved and Pets4homes, which will show you just how many lurcher litters are being bred all the time. And then look on the rescue sites, and see how many dumped, neglected, abused or merely lost, lurchers there are. It is extremely hard to find homes, even bad ones, for a lurcher puppy. The market is saturated by people hoping to make a few quid, or merely wanting to breed because they love their dogs and think they're the best. In reality, the lurcher market is tiny compared to all the other breeds out there.

Sky cat - i've been on those sites and I know that there are too many nondescript lurchers out there. That why i'm looking for something with really good lines that working dog people will recognise and really good looks that non working homes will like. I didn't breed Sulya for that reason - Because I didn't work her when she was young she didn't have her own working reputation and ireland is awash with lurchers. Hence my thinking about a full bred Saluki from good parentage. I'd quite like to make my own cross. And I now live in London and I used to be stopped every day by people admiring Sulya, even when she was nearly 15, I f she could still be bred, I could have got cozy family homes for her puppies just by walking her around. I'm not a 'fur mummy' as some eejit has said, but i'm too much of a dog lover to be wanting to breed pups that can't find good owners.
Ireland awash with lurchers , r you sure you lived here, only time I see them is near a Traveller site or at a lurcher show

Traveller sites is what I'm talking about and if YOU live in Ireland you'll know that there's quite a few of those around. I don't think County Limerick is exactly a traveller free zone. And all respect to them. I've had many a good dog conversation with a traveller and a lot of travellers had a beady eye for my Sul.

 

I'm getting quite sick of people on here questioning my credentials so in future I'm just going to ignore ignorant posts like yours, like one very wise person on this site advised me to. ATB to you Sean Hartigan.

Not many travellers round here are interested in dogs that aren't worked lol

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To the people who are slagging the OP off: just for once, stop your trolling. There are still genuine people out there who come on here looking for the information they so badly want. And if, just maybe, these new members are not genuine, then what have we lost in offering them some well-meant advice? A few moments of our time. No wonder the world is fecked if an innocently-asked question gets nothing but cynicism or sarcasm in response.

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Oh and skycat - i like the look of your dog on your profile pic, what is it?

She's just lurcher to lurcher for many generations, and there is only a dash of Saluki in there.

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