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Joecole

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Yep. Sadly he was abandoned as a puppy and fended for himself so his already high prey drive is a realised & imprinted behaviour. Can't let him off the lead in all but the most secure areas as the chase over rules all obedience. Can't blame him though as its in his breed to start with which wouldn't bother me per se and would provide me with plenty of rabbit. But he would go after livestock, deer etc... Which is a little more awkward. And as said before he's to unpredictable to guarantee bringing the quarry back to me to dispatch unmolested and my own moral stance on these things is that even for a rabbit the death should be clean and suffering minimal... So sadly I can't work him though I would love to.
It's such a pity the way some people treat their animals Wolf, you have a beautiful dog who was born to run but can't be trusted. Perhaps after a while he might calm down
 

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After lots and lots of training I was able to let him off in an area I walk regularly but and for about 12 months all was good. And then 3 times in one week he shot off the about 400m into the local estate to hunt cats. Fortunately his muzzle prevented him from catching the ones he found. But that was it for off lead on morning walks. I have a lead tied either end of a 100ft-ish of climbing rope now. He can run enough to chase his tennis ball and stretch his legs a but more but he can't get away from me as easily.
 

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After lots and lots of training I was able to let him off in an area I walk regularly but and for about 12 months all was good. And then 3 times in one week he shot off the about 400m into the local estate to hunt cats. Fortunately his muzzle prevented him from catching the ones he found. But that was it for off lead on morning walks. I have a lead tied either end of a 100ft-ish of climbing rope now. He can run enough to chase his tennis ball and stretch his legs a but more but he can't get away from me as easily.
we have a regular long distance walk here called the Downs Link which was an old railway line but its fenced both sides, plenty of bushes for the dogs to sniff in but they cant get very far
 
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ive got 4 english bull terriers ....

1 aged 13 (fudge, girl a rescue )
1 aged 11 (chuck , boy also a rescue)
1 aged 6 (Bella )
1 aged 10 mnths (holly, girl )

all mental ....i,ll post some pictures when i got 5 mins
 

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Yep. Sadly he was abandoned as a puppy and fended for himself so his already high prey drive is a realised & imprinted behaviour. Can't let him off the lead in all but the most secure areas as the chase over rules all obedience. Can't blame him though as its in his breed to start with which wouldn't bother me per se and would provide me with plenty of rabbit. But he would go after livestock, deer etc... Which is a little more awkward. And as said before he's to unpredictable to guarantee bringing the quarry back to me to dispatch unmolested and my own moral stance on these things is that even for a rabbit the death should be clean and suffering minimal... So sadly I can't work him though I would love to.
He looks like a very fine dog, all lurchers have their issues, chase instinct is often a problem for lurcher owners because of the way we live these days, animal welfare and the rights of other countryside users.
 
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