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Old 04-08-2017, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by MudderChuck View Post
Seems likely, most don't seem to be pack hunters and have a narrow view of life, if it runs chase it.

The speed dog I've mentioned in my first pack, the Black mouth Cur look alike, was basically a Lurcher, sight hunter, smart as whip, nearly as fast as a Greyhound but with more stamina and the most trainable dog I've ever known. We had a real bond. Just a lucky mix.

Lurcher, Cur and other Dog categories get kind of blurred.

A Lurcher to me is any dog that mostly sight hunts and is quick. Lurcher has been redefined a bit over the years. Now it is mostly Greyhound or Whippet mix.
I know you mentioned greyhound collie mixes before have you ever worked with any. I would think the collie would help with training and and make it a better back pack dog. But I have no experience with them so I would like to know.
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Old 04-08-2017, 07:52 PM
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I know you mentioned greyhound collie mixes before have you ever worked with any. I would think the collie would help with training and and make it a better back pack dog. But I have no experience with them so I would like to know.
No I haven't worked with Collie Greyhound mixes, but have known Greyhounds and Collies. Seems like a good mix, seems a lot of people also think so. A Collie without all the fur is built light boned and quick but a herding breed, smarter and more trainable than the average Greyhound. Greyhounds are fast and have a strong prey drive.

There are sites dedicated to this mix on the internut. Most of my searches were about Jack Rabbit hunting, one of my great pleasures in life and I came across people breeding Lurchers to course Jackrabbits. Coursing Yotes is a likely crossover, Yotes are quick.

If you look at the skull, many breeds have some Greyhound in there, the skull shape is kind of a tip off (indicator). Other than that you'd have to do a red blood cell count and check heart size or do genetic testing. The skull shape is old school, but a likely tell tale.

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Old 04-08-2017, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by MudderChuck View Post
No I haven't worked with Collie Greyhound mixes, but have known Greyhounds and Collies. Seems like a good mix, seems a lot of people also think so. A Collie without all the fur is built light boned and quick but a herding breed, smarter and more trainable than the average Greyhound. Greyhounds are fast and have a strong prey drive.

There are sites dedicated to this mix on the internut. Most of my searches were about Jack Rabbit hunting, one of my great pleasures in life and I came across people breeding Lurchers to course Jackrabbits. Coursing Yotes is a likely crossover, Yotes are quick.

If you look at the skull, many breeds have some Greyhound in there, the skull shape is kind of a tip off (indicator). Other than that you'd have to do a red blood cell count and check heart size or do genetic testing. The skull shape is old school, but a likely tell tale.
Yea they are both quick dogs. I am really thinking about getting one if I can find one for sale. Because I start of using them for rabbit then we I get a few use them for yotes. I would probably use that dog along with the dog I have know to hunt rabbits just to get a feel for them.
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Old 04-10-2017, 09:18 AM
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I don't know of many folks breeding them. But there was a guy in Wisconsin breeding stag/border collies. His first name was Dan his last name was Mc something or other.

Mine came off of Hancock's yard. You might have better luck just calling them.
http://www.hancocklurchers.co.uk/Default.aspx

They don't charge much for their dogs but the shipping is another matter.

Good luck whatever you decide to do.
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Old 04-10-2017, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Mickey Finn View Post
I don't know of many folks breeding them. But there was a guy in Wisconsin breeding stag/border collies. His first name was Dan his last name was Mc something or other.

Mine came off of Hancock's yard. You might have better luck just calling them.
http://www.hancocklurchers.co.uk/Default.aspx

They don't charge much for their dogs but the shipping is another matter.

Good luck whatever you decide to do.
Thank you I will look into both of those.
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:01 AM
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I guess it might help to give you my thoughts on collie/greyhounds. Mine is 1/4 collie 3/4 greyhound. He's about 29" at the shoulder and 65#. He's a nice biddable dog and easy to keep. In the forest he sticks with me pretty well though he'll chase anything you put up. I had to use an e collar to break him off deer. But as he's gotten older I can pretty much call him off of anything.


He's fast and strong but he doesn't like getting bit. So, he's more useful for rabbits, possum's and the like.






Oh, and cold weather in not a problem for him. he can sleep out here in Michigan without any problems. He's about three years old in these pics.
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Old 05-06-2017, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Mickey Finn View Post
I guess it might help to give you my thoughts on collie/greyhounds. Mine is 1/4 collie 3/4 greyhound. He's about 29" at the shoulder and 65#. He's a nice biddable dog and easy to keep. In the forest he sticks with me pretty well though he'll chase anything you put up. I had to use an e collar to break him off deer. But as he's gotten older I can pretty much call him off of anything.


He's fast and strong but he doesn't like getting bit. So, he's more useful for rabbits, possum's and the like.






Oh, and cold weather in not a problem for him. he can sleep out here in Michigan without any problems. He's about three years old in these pics.
Beautiful dog and thanks for all the help
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I lost one.
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Old 04-25-2018, 12:50 PM
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It's been almost a year. Did you ever find a dog?


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