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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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Don't make sense, when these breeds started they were types. How can the deerhound not be closely related to the greyhound? Hunting dogs were bred best to best , if they didn't put meat on the table they didn't last long didn't matter if they had rough or smooth.

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18 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.

If by coursing dogs you mean lurchers types ? Then galgoes have been imported to cross with lurcher just as much as salukies .

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18 hours ago, mC HULL said:

if you have what you want why would you out cross to a different breed \?👍

More heat resistance and the ability to keep a high pace over a longer duration. I do not say that you could not get that through crossing to other dogs, but the galgo seems to be viable option.

Due to my local laws I can not legally use my dog for hunting, and so another outlet for her is bike joring and for that in particular these traits would be very much appreciated. 

3 hours ago, downsouth said:

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.

I can not speak authoritatively for the UK, but over here some quarry disappeared, laws changed and so on.


I am not based in the UK, but over here the summer and winters are generally warmer than 100 years ago and the ground sometimes has a desert like quality. Therefore heat resistance and good feet are desirable traits for me.

Generally I would say the galgo is similar in his abilities to a saluki and this cross is relatively popular so why not try the galgo instead/additionally?

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30 minutes ago, MagyarAgar said:

More heat resistance and the ability to keep a high pace over a longer duration. I do not say that you could not get that through crossing to other dogs, but the galgo seems to be viable option.

Due to my local laws I can not legally use my dog for hunting, and so another outlet for her is bike joring and for that in particular these traits would be very much appreciated. 

I can not speak authoritatively for the UK, but over here some quarry disappeared, laws changed and so on.


I am not based in the UK, but over here the summer and winters are generally warmer than 100 years ago and the ground sometimes has a desert like quality. Therefore heat resistance and good feet are desirable traits for me.

Generally I would say the galgo is similar in his abilities to a saluki and this cross is relatively popular so why not try the galgo instead/additionally?

Mate a uk coursing bred or saluki have much more in the tank than a galago

We don't need heat resistance we need cold resistance lol👍

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1 hour ago, sandymere said:

no see preceding post, two distinct breeds.

Closer doesn't mean none when in there at the start Egypt is north Africa saluki territory plus Muslims invaded spain so chanced a saluki in em will be high 

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20 minutes ago, mC HULL said:

Mate a uk coursing bred or saluki have much more in the tank than a galago

We don't need heat resistance we need cold resistance lol👍

Regarding your first point: is that so? Is the galgo really inferior regarding more gas in the tank, than a saluki/coursing bred dog? Are you speaking from first hand experience?

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5 minutes ago, mC HULL said:

Closer doesn't mean none when in there at the start Egypt is north Africa saluki territory plus Muslims invaded spain so chanced a saluki in em will be high 

Muslims from north Africa, ie Sloughi owners, the north Africans from places like Morocco, Algeria etc consider the Sloughi to be the true dog of the Arabs not the saluki.

The mixing of cultures is why the Sloughi and Galgo share genetic material the two likely crossed and recrossed from the peninsular and Africa. The saluki was from a long way away before modern transport,  bit like saying a Spanish breed is like a breed from Ukraine because they are both in Europe.

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25 minutes ago, mC HULL said:

Mate a uk coursing bred or saluki have much more in the tank than a galago

We don't need heat resistance we need cold resistance lol👍

So does a beagle and both take all day to catch a Hare.......  😂

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2 hours ago, mush said:

Don't make sense, when these breeds started they were types. How can the deerhound not be closely related to the greyhound? Hunting dogs were bred best to best , if they didn't put meat on the table they didn't last long didn't matter if they had rough or smooth.

Many years ago furry coats where highly important in UK 

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1 hour ago, sandymere said:

So does a beagle and both take all day to catch a Hare.......  😂

😆 I THINK lol 

Coursing bred would absolutely smoke a galgos mate we can  always put it to the test this season 👍 

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8 minutes ago, mC HULL said:

😆 I THINK lol 

Coursing bred would absolutely smoke a galgos mate we can  always put it to the test this season 👍 

Ther is and has been fir many yrs folk  in Spain and Portugal and funny enough the UK  who are far more interested in the course in its original form than the slay  I kniw it’s hard fir some folk to comprehend but a kill is not the main objective of a running dog it’s plainly a case of different strokes fir different folks 🍷

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1 hour ago, sandymere said:

Muslims from north Africa, ie Sloughi owners, the north Africans from places like Morocco, Algeria etc consider the Sloughi to be the true dog of the Arabs not the saluki.

The mixing of cultures is why the Sloughi and Galgo share genetic material the two likely crossed and recrossed from the peninsular and Africa. The saluki was from a long way away before modern transport,  bit like saying a Spanish breed is like a breed from Ukraine because they are both in Europe.

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Salukis in Egypt but didn't make sudan libya when they are Muslim country's sandy id be surprised 

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