Post by Talons_falconry on May 20, 2006 6:28:57 GMT -5
Years ago I read that salukis and borzois are good falconry dogs (nice lookin as well). I was just wondering has anyone seen them used in falconry, and what breeds do you "people" use? Would like to come up with a general idea of what everyone uses. What the pros and cons of each breed are, ETC. All Ideas and info would be appreciated. Talons
Post by Talons_falconry on May 20, 2006 23:04:45 GMT -5
We have a lot of jacks and cottontails, as well as pheasant. I work with a girl that raises 100,000 plus game birds each year for release and sale she has even talked about setting up a hunting preserve and having me take the guide classes and be a guide for them. She has a mix of pheasant, chukar,quail, and partridge. She also breeds chocolate labs and boikin spanials (man I hope that spelled right).I like the look of the borzoi and suluki but have yet to even see them even mentioned on the board.
In 20yrs that I have been interested in falconry. I have yet to see or hear anyone using them in the U.S for falconry. I would assume that it would be pretty hard to get them to stop. Those are big coursing sight hounds bred to catch game. I would be too worried about the dog catching the rabbit and bird. Most American Falconers use these hunting breeds. Pointers, Setters, Terriers, Retrievers, and a few of the smaller tracking Hounds. Course, There is always a exception. I have seen some pretty good Mutts and other breeds do the job but, it's rare.
Last Edit: May 22, 2006 1:54:48 GMT -5 by Tiercel78
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Post by Master Yarak on May 21, 2006 23:02:16 GMT -5
Those breeds mentioned are sight hounds. They are still used today by the Arabs. They run fast for a long way. They have been used traditionally to heel larger quarry. If you lived where their were no obstructions they may be of benefit. It takes some effort to get team going correctly. The time may be better spent with just you and the bird. Yarak
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