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Phil Lloyd

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  1. TRAPS AGAIN

    "Honesty is a good attribute in a man..."
  2. Collie/Grey x Whippet

    Personally,...I like a genuine half cross, one that can run like the Greyhound and has thinkers like the Herder... A lot of dogs that claim to have Collie blood, exhibit very little sheepdog intelligence or tractability, and I often wonder,..'What was the fecking point"?
  3. Some lurchers can be extremely versatile... I believe a canny lurcher would be capable of finding a deer,..dead or alive...
  4. A bit of cover

    The Working Lurcher truly is,... a 'Jack of all Trades, Master of None" If you kept a different breed of dog for every eventuality,..you would need a kennel full of jukels.. I'll settle for less than perfection,...I only ask,..." just give it a try Shep", that'll do nicely...
  5. TRAPS AGAIN

    Traps bedded in,..now we wait,...best of luck...
  6. A bit of cover

    I don't ever send my dogs into cover,...it is always their call...
  7. A bit of cover

    Sometimes a rabbit will be sitting up, safe and sound, just in the mouth of a burrow. A keen dog will not know this until he breaks the bush, mine often flash into cover, only to just miss the rabbit as it gets to ground. As has been stated, it is an important attribute of a ConeyCatcher...
  8. Jill’s wanted .. Yorkshire

    The old "Bolt or Die", philosophy eh... Can't say fairer than that
  9. Jill’s wanted .. Yorkshire

    Wise words there Vin... When I packed in the rabbiting job (some ten years ago) I let most of my old line of working ferrets go to various folk,...I never envisioned needing them again. Then,...slowly but surely,..the hunting life drew me back in,...I tried to walk away, but I just couldn't. It was only when I started going around with other guys and watching their stock in action,.. that I realized what I had given away... There are Plumbers and there are Plumbers,...and there are ferrets,..and there are ferrets...
  10. Jill’s wanted .. Yorkshire

    Your Hobs have the blood of the old ConyCatcher line, flowing through their veins Their sleek and agile Dam has worked exclusively, amidst the chalk and flint of the Southern Downlands... I'm sure that you'll be reet....
  11. Cruciate ligament damage.

    IF it is a genuine snap Peter,...it is not a good prognosis....
  12. Mooching with kids and dog

    Fabulous picture...
  13. First taste of feather ....

    Go for it, whenever you catch an edible., get that curry pot going,...you know it makes sense...
  14. Raw diet

    Raw is so natural, its gotta be right...
  15. First taste of feather ....

    Pheasants are cheap as chips,..but if my dogs ever catch one, I always feel duty bound to Jalfrezi em...
  16. We used to do the same down here Micky... Pheasants first,..then out every night on the Roe,..it was a good time to sell the game... What the Butchers couldn't take,..the folks in nearby Leigh Park definitely could... Truth was, we couldn't kill enough...
  17. Sand ,dos and donts

    Superb advice from 'men who knows',..many thanks...
  18. Quick video of the pup

    The Plains in Wiltshire is a really awkward place to play, 'bolt and chase' games... Tried it when I first put a ferret to ground there, I quickly decided to throw a few nets down... Also,.I reckon the place is a queer old area for the smaller types of running dog,..the terrain just doesn't seem to favor them. Obviously not as rocky as some other places, but plenty bad enough. ....I used to like having a wander across the vast area, but not been on for several years.
  19. Collie/Grey x Whippet

    Lovely group of dogs on view, ideal for the rabbiting enthusiast I only hunt a few hedgerow rabbits now, I don't really need a dog with terrific pace..it would just be a waste... We only get a quick, 'dash and grab', so its either, one in the bag, or one waving us goodbye...
  20. are haix boots any good?

    Using Haix Scouts for this season,..just covered them with a layer of leather wax that came with my old Meindl Dovres. Like most things in life, 'Time will tell'...
  21. Raw diet

    The horse flesh is good tucker,.ya just gotta be sensible and not let them gorge on it... I like to mix all the various raw meats (lamb carcasses, chicken backs, rabbits, etc ) with oily fish...sardines, pilchards... To be honest, I probably grub my dogs far too well, cos same as myself, they are lazy beggars and don't do a whole fecking lot...
  22. conibear pans

    Used the pans for years Wolfdog,...originally we used flattened out bean tins to create our trigger plates,..they worked well... Bodygrip traps are immensely versatile, but as Micky has said, ...we just don't have enough, wilderness areas to use them to their fullest potential... I have been fortunate in as much as,..in the early days before our trapping laws became so Draconian (and I predict they will get even more so)....I was staying amidst a remote district, no people, no dogs or nosy folk with prying eyes, and foolish fingers,..and I set my traps accordingly... In such a situation, these traps are deadly...
  23. Suffolk blue pastoral dog info

    Whilst I commend you upon your most exhaustive research,...I would place scant faith or credence in the plethora of antique data,..much of it is simply hearsay, presented in different forms...I can only talk from personal experience... Historically, I can remember seeing what was commonly called, a Dorset Blue, ..it was at a country livestock market and stood out like a sore thumb amongst a sea of border collies. Indeed, my own father frequently had Collie pups of a Bare Skinned variety, as well as a few Shag types, in the same litter of Welsh sheepdogs. Locally I have seen heavy coated herders, high on the South Downs, twixt Hampshire and East Sussex, but, I will admit,..that was a very long time ago. I believe it to be a foolish mistake, for enthusiasts of the pastoral bred, working lurchers, to lump the Beardies and Smithfield Droving curs into a well-accepted family clique,..when in fact, they were originally created to fulfill, vastly different tasks. I feel sure that there might still be, a few individual specimens that resemble these ancient herding types, ..possibly lying around in the most unlikely of billets, their owners blissfully unaware of their primitive lineage... Maybe that is the best way to leave them.....
  24. Suffolk blue pastoral dog info

    Seen a few Blue Shags locally, back in the day. I doubt many stockmen bother with them now... I used a real hard-bitten example over my Mercedes bitch, back in the 1980s,...produced some real characters...
  25. Another One Cured ...

    Goodonya, Nature can be so cruel,..you did a good thing...
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