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Old 04-12-2016, 12:33 PM   #1
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Default Whippet mix Brittany or pharaoh hound mix Brittany

Do you guys think that these would make good mixes. And what do you think they would act and look like. And what do you think they could hunt.

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I'm not a dog expert, but I did a little bit of research and this is what I came up with.

I tried searching for a mix of these breeds and couldn't find any. I'd say they wouldn't really make good mixes for hunting, to be honest. The Brittany is a smaller terrier-looking dog, while both Whippets and Pharaoh Hounds are skinnier and leaner looking dogs - a mix would probably not look very good. Behaviour wise, common traits of all three seem to be intelligence and general friendliness.

As for the hunting part, Whippets are generally used to hunt rats and rabbits. Brittany's are used almost exclusively for bird hunting and treeing. Pharaoh Hounds are also used almost exclusively to hunt rabbits, and are similar to Whippets. If you want a dog that looks good and is good at hunting (rabbits, at least), I reccomend dropping the Brittany and just getting a Whippet x Pharaoh Hound. Though in all honesty this mix would probably be very hard to find, anyone who's dog has really big ears will tell you it's a Pharaoh Hound!

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I'm not a dog expert, but I did a little bit of research and this is what I came up with.

I tried searching for a mix of these breeds and couldn't find any. I'd say they wouldn't really make good mixes for hunting, to be honest. The Brittany is a smaller terrier-looking dog, while both Whippets and Pharaoh Hounds are skinnier and leaner looking dogs - a mix would probably not look very good. Behaviour wise, common traits of all three seem to be intelligence and general friendliness.

As for the hunting part, Whippets are generally used to hunt rats and rabbits. Brittany's are used almost exclusively for bird hunting and treeing. Pharaoh Hounds are also used almost exclusively to hunt rabbits, and are similar to Whippets. If you want a dog that looks good and is good at hunting (rabbits, at least), I reccomend dropping the Brittany and just getting a Whippet x Pharaoh Hound. Though in all honesty this mix would probably be very hard to find, anyone who's dog has really big ears will tell you it's a Pharaoh Hound!
With the research I have done if I were to get a pharaoh hound I would not mix it they are very expensive and rare so I don't think I would mix it. But I agree that they mixes would hunt rabbit and that's about it probably. And thank you for your info and opinion and I agree with most of it. I do think that in a group of two or three they could go after fox. And in groups of four or five with one or two coonhound they could go after coyote maybe.

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Mixes are unpredictable. What you would get would be a toss up. The individual dogs you breed might not even produce good hunting dogs(they might produce dogs that have no desire to hunt). Honestly, there should be no reason to "mix" any of those dogs, there are over 200 established breeds out there already, I'm sure you can find one that will match what you want.

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Mixes are unpredictable. What you would get would be a toss up. The individual dogs you breed might not even produce good hunting dogs(they might produce dogs that have no desire to hunt). Honestly, there should be no reason to "mix" any of those dogs, there are over 200 established breeds out there already, I'm sure you can find one that will match what you want.
true you never know and there are tons of breeds. But I like mutts and I would like to make a sight hound with and ok nose and be able to live in the cold. That's why I would mix a Brittany and a whippet the Brittany would make it withstand the could better and add a little bit better nose. Will that's what I hope would happen but you don't know tell you do it.

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There's nothing wrong with mutts, but if you like mutts id recommend looking in your local shelter or rescues for one. Who knows, there might be a dog that is exactly what you're looking for in there.

There's honestly no need to breed further mixed breed dogs. If you breed that mix and the puppies don't come out as you want, then what? What will you do with all the puppies that come from that breeding? It's hard to find bigger dogs homes. Plus what about the health? Are you going to do genetic testing and temperament testing on the sire and dam you would breed? Because you need to do that, so you aren't breeding unstable and unhealthy dogs. Breeding itself is expensive and time consuming, at least it is if you plan on doing it correctly. Which I'm sure you would want to do so you don't risk the health of either of the dogs.

Have you looked into lurchers yet? They are a whippet mixed with another breed, that might be what you're looking for. I'd recommend checking them out.

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There's nothing wrong with mutts, but if you like mutts id recommend looking in your local shelter or rescues for one. Who knows, there might be a dog that is exactly what you're looking for in there.

There's honestly no need to breed further mixed breed dogs. If you breed that mix and the puppies don't come out as you want, then what? What will you do with all the puppies that come from that breeding? It's hard to find bigger dogs homes. Plus what about the health? Are you going to do genetic testing and temperament testing on the sire and dam you would breed? Because you need to do that, so you aren't breeding unstable and unhealthy dogs. Breeding itself is expensive and time consuming, at least it is if you plan on doing it correctly. Which I'm sure you would want to do so you don't risk the health of either of the dogs.

Have you looked into lurchers yet? They are a whippet mixed with another breed, that might be what you're looking for. I'd recommend checking them out.
will I would plane on owning both dogs and making sure they were healthy and I would know the temperament of them both. And it would not be a big dog it would most likely only be 20 or 40 pounds. And yes I have looked into luchers and I would not mind having one if I could find one. But I have been looking into getting a whippet and I already have a Brittany so I was thanking that if I got one I may mix it. To see how it would turn out.

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I'd really recommend that you do a lot of research on what has to go into breeding dogs before breeding them. It's more than just putting a male and a female together. Also keep in mind that there is a chance you could lose your female dog(pregabancy is risky for dogs). You seem set on this, so I'll just ask that you please do your research before hand and make sure you will be able to find every single puppy a home and that you will take responsibility for every puppy for the rest of its life(that is what good breeders do).

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I'd really recommend that you do a lot of research on what has to go into breeding dogs before breeding them. It's more than just putting a male and a female together. Also keep in mind that there is a chance you could lose your female dog(pregabancy is risky for dogs). You seem set on this, so I'll just ask that you please do your research before hand and make sure you will be able to find every single puppy a home and that you will take responsibility for every puppy for the rest of its life(that is what good breeders do).
I plane to do a lot of research and I have done a lot and I would find them homes or I would keep them I may just keep them all of they turn out like I want them to and use them for hunting.

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Interesting thread. Ama is so right on what has been said You have to go way beyond what a particular mix will look like. Health issues can easily become more apparent/profound in some mixes. Temperant is also very important too It takes many years to perfect a mix. There are too many mixed breeds already out there. And a lot of work and dedication is required
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