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    This is somthing i had to consider carefully when choosing a Bullmastiff as my new pup.
    My first concern (and still is for my mother) is they where bred for security work at private estates in Great Britan where they where specifically used to chase down and attack humans. This is not a reason why i chose this breed . The B.M's comitment to its family, affecionate demenor and his inquisitive expression, thier lack of need for a lot of exercise and a well trained dogs reputation for being great with children won me over. That plus the fact i have always liked them since i was a kid made the decision easy.
    However i need to be fully commited to my dog because i realise they can be aggressive towards strangers including children and other dogs and are also one of the strongest of dogs who's size alone can cause problems. Its many potential health problems where also taken into consideration. To some it may seem like a lot of work and while i agree it will be i want to turn the 'hard work' into more of a 'fun time' to really bond with him. My goal is to have a very much loved pet who knows its place in the pack, well disciplined yet a lot of fun and somwhat intimidating towards anyone who wants to cause harm to my family or property.
    I have a big job ahead and i really looking forward to every minute of it !!
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    Hi, Yes Star is fine, actually a bit too fine, it was pointed out to me she is getting to be a little fatty So I will be getting her back onto a healthy weight and fitness program very soon.

    What I was thinking of was adopting a grey, and doing some races, as a fun thing. A racing pet
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    My Whippets love going to the luring days, they bark more in that one day than they do all year. It's pure joy. Once the Zoi gets a bit older he'll go too.

    I get presented with rabbits all the time, we are doing our part in keeping down the local feral population.

    The Gordon did a bit of bird work, and loved it. She stood under the gun and didn't flinch and had a true soft mouth. Yes she got a little distracted in the field when she couldn't immediately find quail, but she was very young. Unfortunately her health (tumors) have meant we haven't done it in years. But I'm certainly glad I got to see her have a go.

    Beau, are you thinking of a racing grey or a pet/retired grey which you'll take out to fun lure days?

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    My boy has not been hearding but you should see him with a basketball.
    That thing when he is playing doesn't move from his nose or mouth.
    It is like he has it on a string, but he is young and runs out of puff.
    So then he rests up for a while or comes in and gets back into it later again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC View Post
    My Whippets love going to the luring days, they bark

    Beau, are you thinking of a racing grey or a pet/retired grey which you'll take out to fun lure days?
    Hmm I am giving myself some months to think about that so far my thoughts were greyhound,... greyhounds were built to run,.... greyhound should run given the opportunity. That is as far as it has gone at this stage.

    Or even a whippet.
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    I've heard of "lure coursing" for jack russells.

    And (competitive) tracking is very popular here - with all sorts of different breeds. I think the beagle club has their own tracking days too.

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    At our lure coursing days any breed is welcome.

    We have anything from Cavs to Fox Terriers to Dobermans. Most but not all will chase; some times it takes two or three starts for them to get into the swing of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC View Post
    At our lure coursing days any breed is welcome.

    We have anything from Cavs to Fox Terriers to Dobermans. Most but not all will chase; some times it takes two or three starts for them to get into the swing of it.
    My Tessa would love that, she is a very good hunter in our barn
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    Murphy doing one on one with his new skills at hearding a basketball.
    It is real good watching him control the turning it by his mouth.

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