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Sorting through my mums house we came across pictures of my first lurcher, 1979 so I gave the pup an of the era name "toyah" ?. We had terriers and ferrets but this bitch was a game changer for moochi

First rabbit me and my mate ever caught on the lamp. We were about 14 and allowed to take his old mans dog out by ourselves. We used to walk miles. I still know the exact spot we caught it. We thought

My Wife Rosy,...back in 1981,... with good old Lambourn Lucy....?

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This was my first coursing bred dog about 24 years ago, he was out January jack, look how straight his back legs are I don’t like them like that probably why he was so slow, I like a good bit of angulation on the back legs I think I gives speed and power, look at a hares back legs there nearly folded in half most time I’m sure that’s why a hare is so fast for its size it all about leverage 

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7 hours ago, thefensarefarbutistillgo said:

This was my first coursing bred dog about 24 years ago, he was out January jack, look how straight his back legs are I don’t like them like that probably why he was so slow, I like a good bit of angulation on the back legs I think I gives speed and power, look at a hares back legs there nearly folded in half most time I’m sure that’s why a hare is so fast for its size it all about leverage 

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Am I r8 that January Jack own by Les Gibson, He didn't live far from us some old boys round here use to knock a bout we him 

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5 hours ago, BobDown said:

Am I r8 that January Jack own by Les Gibson, He didn't live far from us some old boys round here use to knock a bout we him 

I'm one of the old boys that used to knock about with Les lol 

Cheers, D.

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15 hours ago, thefensarefarbutistillgo said:

This was my first coursing bred dog about 24 years ago, he was out January jack, look how straight his back legs are I don’t like them like that probably why he was so slow, I like a good bit of angulation on the back legs I think I gives speed and power, look at a hares back legs there nearly folded in half most time I’m sure that’s why a hare is so fast for its size it all about leverage 

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If looks could kill though!! I get you our point over the straight back end I was always told the shorter the distance between back foot heel and bottom of the back hock the better the the dog but really the better the old boys felt they were physically able to pull one over 

 

you probably know at a guess from your posts that it’s all about heart nothing else and the buzzing of being a 3/3 man is more about the course than the kill that’s what they’ll never understand anyone the actually slip the more turns the better the always putting the hare before your dog in a bet but it learning every time your out they think that a three min video means it shit but I appreciate it now that that’s are dog settling in and behind it’s arse every time 

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I think that I have posted these photographs before on THL, even sadder it was not even my lurcher. One of the 1st that I seen worked though. So many pictures get lost or damaged or loaned and never returned. Even taking them was a faff on. Making the conscience decision to take a camera. Getting the film developed and prints made. Only to find out most of the exposures were crap ? How much easier is it now? A digital camera always in the pocket on the phone.

Anyway, a nice, quiet and honest bitch that earned her keep for a friend. Circa 1985.

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Double bred Bilko dog, equally at home on track or field. Sadly shot by a 'keeper when running a hare;

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Bitch sired by Bilko, out of a Greyhound bitch. Fastest I've ever seen on a track and up to a hare,

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Both early 70's.

Cheers.

 

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