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7 hours ago, Aussie Whip said:

That's why I like 3/4 whippet as you are getting all the goods,1/2 crosses are not one or the other(not saying they can't be great dogs) but adding 1/4, say terrier blood for vermin or !/4 staghound for bush sense,you are still getting a fast dog with a little more edge.And most still retain the great whippet temp.

Half x whippet bedlington to me don’t make no sence when a bedlington greyhound isn’t a big dog a f1 beddy whippet it’s not one nor the other but terrier whippet x f1 whippet greyhound or other larger sighthound makes sense but then again people have to start somewhere I don’t think I’d own a Little whippet x again I’d rather have a straight work bred whippet if I had to have a whippet size dog I’ve found in our country your to restricted with small dogs you got to have a medium/large type an be ready for anything no point in a small dog that has to run twice as hard to cover the same ground distance as a medium size dog little dogs are hard pushed 

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2 hours ago, poxon said:

Half x whippet bedlington to me don’t make no sence when a bedlington greyhound isn’t a big dog a f1 beddy whippet it’s not one nor the other but terrier whippet x f1 whippet greyhound or other larger sighthound makes sense but then again people have to start somewhere I don’t think I’d own a Little whippet x again I’d rather have a straight work bred whippet if I had to have a whippet size dog I’ve found in our country your to restricted with small dogs you got to have a medium/large type an be ready for anything no point in a small dog that has to run twice as hard to cover the same ground distance as a medium size dog little dogs are hard pushed 

Yep the bedy grey f1 not a big jook and maybe 23/24  at the top end I'd rather have this x than a whippet x bed ,

its all down to what we need in a jook and the land we work .

i like a dog to be able to handle anything we come across and so far my bedy grey not let me down ,if I was going to take a litter out of her it would be deerhound or collie Type lurcher over her ,I was offered to use a Wheaton x but to much terrier in the mix .

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2 hours ago, poxon said:

Half x whippet bedlington to me don’t make no sence when a bedlington greyhound isn’t a big dog a f1 beddy whippet it’s not one nor the other but terrier whippet x f1 whippet greyhound or other larger sighthound makes sense but then again people have to start somewhere I don’t think I’d own a Little whippet x again I’d rather have a straight work bred whippet if I had to have a whippet size dog I’ve found in our country your to restricted with small dogs you got to have a medium/large type an be ready for anything no point in a small dog that has to run twice as hard to cover the same ground distance as a medium size dog little dogs are hard pushed 

To me a good working whippet is ideal as  is for day time rabbit hunting and ferreting I do.My 3/4 whippet 1/4 stag has a slight edge being thicker skinned and tougher feet but other than that is just a whippet.You do have to start with a first cross though as you say.My mate has a first cross stag/whippet but I think lacks pace compared to the 3/4 on the hard ground with little grass.

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2 hours ago, Moocher71 said:

Yep the bedy grey f1 not a big jook and maybe 23/24  at the top end I'd rather have this x than a whippet x bed ,

its all down to what we need in a jook and the land we work .

i like a dog to be able to handle anything we come across and so far my bedy grey not let me down ,if I was going to take a litter out of her it would be deerhound or collie Type lurcher over her ,I was offered to use a Wheaton x but to much terrier in the mix .

That’s it mooch all down to the horse for the course i mean your not going to go far wrong with a whippet beddy if your games a bit of ferreting an bushing about but a decent bred bedlington greyhound will do that an more with gears same as me mate I like the ready for anything type I bred out of 2decent dogs but didn’t get what I Was expecting 🤣😂 others that had pups off me got what I was expecting An they seem happy I got unlucky but I can’t slag my own dog off to much she’s better than I give her credit for she’ll ferret for me works the lamp bushes she’s live to hand works through stock an her abidance level is really high an she’ll retrieve fur or feather to me.her draw back is if we’re out with the guns she won’t retrieve shot fox that’s what’s put a bee in my bonnet about her some have it some don’t 🤷🏻‍♂️
I’d look in to a deerhound x of some description I’d avoid putting to much collie in to the cross mate 

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My old bullx would go to ground had her in a rock pile for 4 hours before fecking thing 

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not uncommon for a hound to go to ground even push in far enough to have to be dug ? then again not uncommon for a beddy terrier to go to ground and stick either ?.

 

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