who here keeps a sight hound?

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who here keeps a sight hound?

Post: #191064 ADG
Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:01 pm

does anyone keep a lurcher , whippet or greyhound, and if you do, do you use it towards being self sufficient?

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Re: who here keeps a sight hound?

Post: #191125 marshlander
Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:53 pm

Friends at a nearby smallholding have two lurchers although one looks more like an alsation cross pony They bought them in sacks from travellers who threatened to drown the puppies if our friends didn't buy them! :shock:
The dogs are bonkers but friendly when you get to know them. Trouble is, one glimse of a rabbit or something and they're off! Gone for ages but they always come back. just as well we're surrounded by miles and miles of farmland.

Are you thinking of getting one to catch game for you? Would suit us or our friends as we're veggie. :lol:
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Re: who here keeps a sight hound?

Post: #191127 JulieSherris
Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:10 pm

My hubby used to keep a pair of lurchers for lamping when he lived in the north-east.
They were great for catching the rabbits - but I've banned him from getting one here - just not practical with all of our free range birds & the low fences, woods, small lambs etc that surround us!
The more people I meet, the more I like my garden :wink:

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Re: who here keeps a sight hound?

Post: #191130 ADG
Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:03 pm

I already keep them, if brought up correctly then theres no prob with sheep etc, mine move away from their bowls if the chickens want the grub, yet they will peg pheasants we catch loads of rabbits etc, its just that many ishers keep dogs, but if it cant put dinner on the table then its a waste of resources imo,
heres a lot of dinners

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heres a chicken thief sorted out

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