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    line breeding?

    I like him dilly , a little belter
  2. Nothing , think he was saying a good beddy cross is hard to come across
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    Terrier mistakes

    Only you can make the decision mate. I had a strong black dog who I would be confident of putting anywhere diggable and if he would stop end it then you d dig him . Good digs to . But if he had something he could nt keep up with on a loop in a rangey place he just could nt work it out and come out. You had to pick him up re enter him in a different part of the earth and hopefully he d find again. I gave him away and he was highly rated where he went and used at stud. I advised them not to use him but they ignored the advice as they had dug some stuff with him. But that was nt the point , the dogs nose and finding ability was poor. I suppose it depends what else you have in the kennel and your own standards. If you ve had loads of digging over the dog and it’s only happened a few times then that’s digging , you don t get em all. If you know the dogs walking cos he ain’t having his own way then that s a different story.
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    high strung pup

    Good luck
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    high strung pup

    So you walk to an area loose the terrier presumably with a location collar on. You walk endlessly round the wood or whatever area you are in. After spending all that time searching you get a bleep on the locator box to find the earth is under a huge rock seam or slab. You only keep dogs that stay till dug . So then what ?
  6. It s good that there s still younger lads coming through , but I watched a few lads out and noticed a few things that made me cringe . Maybe I’m set in my ways to much. First was dog in then box was on instantly. What’s the rush ? If the dogs worth it’s salt it s not going anywhere , give the dog plenty time. Digging on a bank and throwing the spoil down hill. Easier to back fill throwing it up hill. Last was scruffing dogs. It s my pet hate. The dogs worked for let’s say an hour or 2 or more. Then break through , scruff the dog and ram it back in terrier box. My oldest dogs nearly 14 now. We dug him last week nothing drastic a couple of metres but I still give the old dog a praise up on break through and afterwards. I heard one lad say they re tools . They re there for a job I agree but don t get caught up in the macho bollxxxs and start being heavy handed with em if you don t get a result. Take em off quietly on your own and let them work it out for themselves. Sometimes I think the dogs are brighter than the owner.
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    hard terriers

    At the start you have to work with what you have. Hard , steady mixer, mute, bayer. As time goes on you can be selective in what you keep and want in a working terrier. As for people’s opinions bud I would nt fret to much. I learned years ago that 90 % of it is bollxxxs anyway. Look after your dogs enjoy your digging and let the idiots do their own thing.
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    Pairing up

    Cracking result mate well done
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    Absolutely Heartbroken

    What type of terrier was he Darren and what were you going to work with him ?
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    Terrier / Lurcher Books

    Good collection there for someone
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    Jp's Arthur

    Could nt word it better myself . Well done that man
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    Genuine 1St Cross Bull Greyhound

    I ve got a reverse 5/8 here that can run and hits like a train , it's the turning bit he struggles on
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    Genuine 1St Cross Bull Greyhound

    Nice dog Bradus. Bit heavy for me but still a nice animal. Is he a straight half cross
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    Genuine 1St Cross Bull Greyhound

    A first cross is a good general all round dog. Mine were 23 -24 inches all broke to stock and ferrets and were all rock steady with other dogs and out with terriers. Always try 100 % and never sulk when corrected. People have the opinion that they re only good for teeth and terriermans dogs. They re a hell of a lot more if bred and raised properly.
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    My Sons Lurcher

    Lovely looking bitch , a credit to him. My lads 12 and I got him his first lurcher that's a year old now. He had her out from a young pup and she sleeps on his bed which is a first as all my running dogs are kennelled. He play s football and she ll lie on his coat and watch him over the field. We lamp once or twice a week but we d do every night if it was up to him.