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I am thinking of having a lurcher but not sure where to start, the dpg wants to have plenty of sight hound in him but be good for both fox and rabbit to but I am not sure if this is possible?

 

Any help or a shove in the right direction would be appreciated. <_<

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Hi fleon most lurchers will do Fox and Rabbit, Hare and Deer,lol.

But for a Fox specialist you want to be looking at a Wheaton cross or Bull cross.

The first cross`s in both of these breeds are ideal Digging mans dogs. Both types will be quite heavly built with a large infusion of Terrier blood in there make up they will be quite game. Ideal for drawing quarry but quite able to take rabbits.

Hare`s a possability also Deer. If you want to hunt Hare or lets say all quarry then go for a 3/4 cross in either breed there you will have speed and gameness but it will be at a price. Belive me.

Or you could go for a pup out of a tried and tested Collie line but again i would go for a 3/4 its more versatile if you know what i mean. Oh and forget Hancocks,lmao.

good luck fleon.

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I saw a pit bull cross in action one day, it was only 13 months old and it was deadly on foxes. it wasn't mine though, i consider lurchers a liability incase it turned on a child. the one that i saw that day went for the terrier as it came out of the hole (the terrier was black so it can't have mistaken it for a fox), it was only good luck that the handler got it of the terrier.

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I had to hold myself back here ollie from rearing up..

As for dogs being a liability with children then i would say YES. All dogs.

Not just certain types.

A working Lurcher should be broken to terriers, ferrets and all live stock and if they aint then its the owners fault end of story.

The Bull type Collie cross fleon would be a Lurcher x Lurcher mating. Or in other words a Worker X Worker. Often two good working dogs mated together to produce tried and tested stock, a good way in my opinion.

Fleon forget the colour of the dog or the coat type as in rough or smooth just choose from a tried and tested litter.

As for size in a lurcher x lurcher mating they could well be as little as 21 or as big as 28 obviously dogs will be bigger than the bitchs.

But a dog standing between 26/28 would not be a problem for me.

You are going to need power fleon for those fox and Roe mate :D

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I had to hold myself back here ollie from rearing up..

As for dogs being a liability with children then i would say YES. All dogs.

Not just certain types.

A working Lurcher should be broken to terriers, ferrets and all live stock and if they aint then its the owners fault end of story.

Hey don't get bitchy with me, sorry if i offended i was just giving my opinion which i thought this forum was all about and I told you it wasn't my dog.

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Ollie you are quite right about you being able to express your opinion on this site, but for that opinion to be worth anything, it has to be informed. If you make a off the top of my head,heard it in the pub, opinion, dont be suprised if people who know better take you to task over it. In future i would stick to posting about things you know about. Not conjecture.

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If you make a off the top of my head,heard it in the pub, opinion, dont be suprised if people who know better take you to task over it. .

It wasn't of the top of the head, heard it in the pub opinion. If you read my 1st post you'll find I was talking from an experience I had.

 

I know it wasn't the brightest post but this is how we learn from things

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I saw a pit bull cross in action one day, it was only 13 months old and it was deadly on foxes. it wasn't mine though, i consider lurchers a liability incase it turned on a child. the one that i saw that day went for the terrier as it came out of the hole (the terrier was black so it can't have mistaken it for a fox), it was only good luck that the handler got it of the terrier.

Ollie

 

going to pull ye up fella ... Where in your post does it say that lurchers are untrustworthy with kids ? from a 1st hand experience you have had :lol:?

 

all the best yis yp :D

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Right first of all if i packed my young dog off to anyone i would bet that he would be back within days and not on his own accord,lol.

As for old puss that was a road kill i found and i thought i would take a few pictures to make out that he had caught it :D

Fleon i aint too sure what you mean by pointing?

But anyway nearly all dogs will "point" (mark) its just geting a dog, well understanding a dog when its telling you there something there.

Take this for instance if you walk your new dog he will sniff at hole`s and such like.

When he does then stop and net the holes. Yes the ******* lot or gate net it long net it do what ever. Just make sure you catch that Rabbit. Kill the Rabbit and let him smell and play with it.

Move on. Every time he stops and sniffs at a hole do exactly the same he will soon learn that there`s play time a head.

Now dont do this to a 8 month old dog, well you can if you like but do this when he`s 8 weeks old. Early entering and management is a route to success.

But be warned it also CAN in the wrong hands be a definate route to disaster.

It realy is up to you fleon how you enter your new pup.

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