Canicross Team Elmewych member Flint, is a three and a half year old saluki lurcher cross, bought from travelers working stock. A striking, elegant, tall, and well muscled smooth coated lurcher with more than a hint of saluki heritage in his physique. Flint is at his finest off the leash - he runs with incredible speed, jumps wide ditches with grace. It seems incredible that he is submissive to his young whippet team mate, but he certainly is!
In the house: A fearsome watch dog, constantly looking and listening for intruders. He can be grouchy, overly defensive, and I don't trust him on the leash with larger dogs. Smaller dogs on the other hand - he adores and fawns. Perhaps I should have socialised him as a pup with more friendly big dogs? He might be tall and muscled, but he never packs a gram of body fat - it all goes into muscle, and however much I feed him, his ridged cheetah-back and ribs still stand out as though he is half starved. Despite his grouchiness - he still likes a cuddle on the couch.
On the canicross line: certainly not a natural, he needs frequent commanding and shouting, otherwise he wants to sniff every lamppost, piss at every tree. He can be hard work on a line. What worries him? Maybe that he'll run out of urine, otherwise big dogs, wheel hub caps (see the below video), and bits of paper laying on the pavement.
Off lead in the field: This dog lives to run. A joy to watch, so much speed, moves through long grass with ease, jumps over ditches with ease.