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They are sensitive but biddable and trainable, I find them easy to live with, I'd put them somewhere between a greyhound and a saluki temperament wise. They have high prey drive and will run themselve

Got mine in training for the battle of the slop bashers 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🍷

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Now, I've nothing against galgo's, some of them I've seen on video seem very capable, but if they are so good, and available almost on our doorstep, and far easier to import, why did people go to the great bother and expense of importing Salukis from the Middle East to breed and improve coursing dogs in the UK ?

This is a genuine question and in no way meant to be derogatory of galgo's.

Cheers.

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22 minutes ago, chartpolski said:

Now, I've nothing against galgo's, some of them I've seen on video seem very capable, but if they are so good, and available almost on our doorstep, and far easier to import, why did people go to the great bother and expense of importing Salukis from the Middle East to breed and improve coursing dogs in the UK ?

This is a genuine question and in no way meant to be derogatory of galgo's.

Cheers.

Uk coursing breds don’t need no improving mate just good pure for the odd outcross I think 👍

 

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7 minutes ago, mC HULL said:

You did 😂  imported Salukis to breed improve 👍

 

 

 

Read my post carefully......I said "why DID people import the Saluki" , not "why DO people import the Saluki " They were imported in the past to improve the coursing dogs we had. This was done to great effect and judicious and planned breeding is why the coursing dogs we have now most probably wouldn't be improved by the addition of more imports.

Cheers.

 

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1 hour ago, mC HULL said:

some look to have saluki influence sIMG_20181201_111402.thumb.jpg.08863e66f6f3b0458d17d951331ae033.jpg.ad7335e1178031557f13b224f2894eb5.jpg

Mc your right they are nothing but a sal type bred to greyhounds and over time bred true to type and suited the ground in Spain .

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1 hour ago, mC HULL said:

some look to have saluki influence sIMG_20181201_111402.thumb.jpg.08863e66f6f3b0458d17d951331ae033.jpg.ad7335e1178031557f13b224f2894eb5.jpg

Genetics have them most closely related to sloughis. They predate English greyhounds by a very  long time. 

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17 minutes ago, sandymere said:

Genetics have them most closely related to sloughis. They predate English greyhounds by a very  long time. 

Sloughis are a regional type a saluki though I think sandy 

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8 hours ago, sandymere said:

Genetics have them most closely related to sloughis. They predate English greyhounds by a very  long time. 

Slough just another saluki but  bigger type in my opinion. 

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14 hours ago, chartpolski said:

Now, I've nothing against galgo's, some of them I've seen on video seem very capable, but if they are so good, and available almost on our doorstep, and far easier to import, why did people go to the great bother and expense of importing Salukis from the Middle East to breed and improve coursing dogs in the UK ?

This is a genuine question and in no way meant to be derogatory of galgo's.

Cheers.

From what I've been told by a friend in America that managed to get a couple the Spanish would rather kill them then let them go and do in some pretty horrible ways.

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21 hours ago, MagyarAgar said:

Only because it was not tried in the past or did not work out in the past, does not mean it would not work out today. Circumstances and dogs change. The quarry changes, the environment changes.
How else would you get new interesting crosses? If we all would run the same cross over and over again the lurcher game would be very bland, in my opinion. 
Reminds me of the people at work who always say „That’s how it was always done here“, super bad for innovation…
Outcrossing to the best what’s out there is kind of the beauty of lurchers in my book.

But, to each their own!

All the best!

What quarry has changed in the UK in the last 100years?Also what environment has changed?Cant recall any deserts appearing over here either.Not saying everyone should run the same cross but there are already multiple crossed and types that through years of selective breeding excell at their chosen quarry/land.Really cant see what the galgo would add to any of them.

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17 hours ago, chartpolski said:

Now, I've nothing against galgo's, some of them I've seen on video seem very capable, but if they are so good, and available almost on our doorstep, and far easier to import, why did people go to the great bother and expense of importing Salukis from the Middle East to breed and improve coursing dogs in the UK ?

This is a genuine question and in no way meant to be derogatory of galgo's.

Cheers.

Because no one here knew they existed, if we sent troops to Spain we'd perhaps have had them years ago😂, everyone else has, they're used in the North and south of America, North Africa into the middle east and Russia.

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7 hours ago, Moocher71 said:

Slough just another saluki but  bigger type in my opinion. 

They are each separate breeds, each has similarities to their nearest neighbours geographically as one would expect but each is distinct. The 1st two groupings from the Mediterranean and far east are known as ancient breeds in that there is no genetic link back to a preceding type, the greyhound and Magyar have genetic links back to a herding type and i'm not sure about the others but as they are not known as ancient breeds likely have a similar background breeds.
This study reveals that some of the breeds are closer than others.
- Sloughi and Azawakh
- Sloughi and Galgo espanol

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- Saluki and Afghan Hound

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- Scottisch Deerhound and Irish Wolfhound; both stand apart from the other Sighthounds

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- Borzoi and Chart Polski

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- Greyhound and Magyar Agar

 

 

 

 

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