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In the classifieds section there is a GWP up for stud to other GWPs or a greyhounds.

Didn't want to start the discussion in the classifieds bit.

Why would you put a GWP over a running dog? Anyone got one? Surely instead of improving it would make both poor at what they do?

Moorman1 if you read this I'm not knocking you at all fella, just never heard of the mix and wondered why and didn't think the classifieds was the place for the discussion.

Atb 

Ry

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I heard there getting more and more popular.couple of people on here have g.w.p / greyhounds.i can see why and what the g.w.p might bring to the mix but not for me.

 

 

 

 

Better than a lab/grey and there's a que for one of them.

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Them pointer crosses make real good dogs for hunting up, let them range out an they will find stuff. They make half decent lurchers but few j saw all opened up on lamp when out turned it out run an that put me off em but if I was out loads during day hunting up then I’d have 1

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Friend of mine keeps GWPs, from what I have seen they are moody head strong buggers, in a big strong dog. Faor enough in day if you can give em enough work but last thing u need on lamp surely? In fairness a GWP will go all day and some in most conditions and has a v.good nose so I can understand the best of that.

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An they been about years were more popular up this way when i first come here about 18 year or so 

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1 minute ago, W. Katchum said:

Them pointer crosses make real good dogs for hunting up, let them range out an they will find stuff. They make half decent lurchers but few j saw all opened up on lamp when out turned it out run an that put me off em but if I was out loads during day hunting up then I’d have 1

That's what I thought....writing at same time

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1 minute ago, ryaldinhio said:

Friend of mine keeps GWPs, from what I have seen they are moody head strong buggers, in a big strong dog. Faor enough in day if you can give em enough work but last thing u need on lamp surely? In fairness a GWP will go all day and some in most conditions and has a v.good nose so I can understand the best of that.

They tend to lighten up an calm down a fair bit when crossed mate,  been some handy lamp dogs bred that way but ones I saw never made the best impression but know folk I trust who have saw decent ones on lamp 

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I'm only just getting into this game really,  been guested for a while but looking at getting my first running dog soon, it seems people are trying to find new crosses and mixes aren't the current ones good enough? Is a GWP or a Lab mix guna catch more quarry? Unless you want to try double it up as a gun dog why mix a gun dog?

Like I say, maybe outside looking in.

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Just now, ryaldinhio said:

I'm only just getting into this game really,  been guested for a while but looking at getting my first running dog soon, it seems people are trying to find new crosses and mixes aren't the current ones good enough? Is a GWP or a Lab mix guna catch more quarry? Unless you want to try double it up as a gun dog why mix a gun dog?

Like I say, maybe outside looking in.

Most crosses will make a lurcher mate, it’s only when looking like ye day at doubling them up is it worth adding a specialist type, hunting up then why not a pointer x, lots a ferreting so want a dogs switched into owner so why not a Collier or wanna go shooting or beating then a gun dog, that’s not saying one type won’t do the others jobs Cos they can, an also some folk just get better with a terrierx’s nature, or the laid back attitude of a lab x. An not even mentioning what they look like we all like diff things, if you just starting my advice is work out what ye want the dog to do, where it’s to do it, an what you liked you gotta feed the fcuker for a decade so ye better like it😂👍

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The mrs had 2 GWP's that were really good pig dogs,very game and good at finding.Also they were great guard/protection dogs and would attack intruders.I think same as any breed,a1/4 GWP 3/4 sight hound as a lurcher is enough.

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Lad on here got a gwp x bull grey a big brown thing , can remember reading that it’s top notch at finding them and catching them , if your working big open rough land through the day then this dog would be hand, another lad on her got some gwp lurcher s think his name belucky he’s put post up befor bout them and seem happy enough with them , 

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Kind of a pointless cross for most common hunting folks if hunting up is its speciality it sounds a restrictive cross tbh why would any one in modern time want that when there’s proven Lurcher to lurcher mixes with a bit of everything in them out there with collie,bedlington,bull to sight hounds doing all day/night I mean most Lurchers will bush if they know there job An want on gear so it’s kind of a bigger gamble than just trying the more common bred lurcher to lurcher crosses 

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all depends on what you call hunting as for up & down hedgerows,dykes etc a lurcher will do but down here where I live on open hill they would go missing you want houndx,gwpx or colliex which all have good feet,stamina,nose etc which they need to find or catch a fox plus you won't just walk on a fox down here you need a dog that is willing to cast out for miles on most of the time to find a fox & if you get chance watch Andrew Edwards vids on YouTube or buy his dvds thats what you call day time hunting!!! as for all round lurcher for lamping,ferreting,mooching etc i honestly think there are better types out there than gwpxgrey but if you into Hill hunting they do the job atb cbx 

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Iv seen a couple of gsp's and a gsp x lab decent dogs liked them n saw a gwp x greyhound a couple of times n that seemed a promising dog from what I saw..

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