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The little monster finally grows up a bit

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Can't remember off hand apart from that Stevie is his sire: sorry, I don't pay a lot of attention to names as long as I've been recommended the breeding by people in the know that I trust. I would assume that he's mostly Sal/Grey, but from his temperament I wouldn't be surprised if there's a dash of bull in there somewhere: full on idiot :tongue2::laugh: in your face, hyper and charming with it. Bless him :D Very high pain threshold as well and no fear of anything.......so far.

you forgot the best bit he`s brindle :toast:

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Is that the little ball of trouble I saw back in the summer when I came to pick up my kits? Wow he's grown into a looker! Will you let him see anything on the lamp before the end of the season?

 

How did your kits turn out? Mine have come on steadily, havent given them as much work as I would've liked but one of the jills in particular is impressing me! The other is very daft and 'kittish' at times but has worked very well when she settles down. The hob is a bit more timid than the jills but has finally realised what his calling in life is and last weekend I was very happy with him. It could all change of course but so far things are'nt looking too bad.

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A new recruit, now 10 months old, and has this little critter been a trial and tribulation to all of us, though mostly to the other dogs. Full on, highly intelligent and very driven: up till now driven towards the other dogs. :laugh::icon_eek: The moment any of my dogs starts running this little sh*t tries to take them out, and he's been doing this since he was old enough to run.

 

He hasn't had the benefit of seeing lots of rabbits out on exercise which could account for part of the problem: we just don't have the rabbits sitting out by day like they used to: too many dog walkers, bad dose of myxie and me and my dogs mooching about every day for years and years. The rabbits know its safer to stay below ground by day.

 

Anyway, took the monster pup out ferreting for the first time, on his own, and wow! Talk about focused! He did come out a couple of times at around 6 months old, and was a waste of time: all he wanted to do was prat about and generally spend all his time galloping up and down the hedgerows.

 

Not any more! I have never seen a pup learn so quickly, and he wasn't just marking the holes, he was actively working the warrens, tiptoeing carefully about, trying to anticipate which hole the rabbit would come from. His concentration was 100%, and he actually caught a couple of bolters, not easy round here where the next warrens are never more than 30 yards away at the most. And he retrieved, which didn't surprise me as he has been very easy to train: like I said, he's as smart as they come, and is very play and people orientated, though he did have to do a little lap of honour with the first one.

 

The second one he put down at my feet just as the ferret came out, so for a second we had a ferret on one end and a lurcher on the other. I just told him to leave and he did.

 

I've often noticed that the most trying pups, those which test your patience all the time, are never content to do normal puppy things, often turn out to be some of the best in the field. Chance is his name, and he's from good lines of daytime dogs, and although I've got even more grey hairs now than I did, I've always known he's going to be a good 'un. He has a naturally fast and accurate strike and more want than I've seen in a long time, barring the Airedale lurchers that is. Here's a few photos of the brat not behaving like a brat at all........

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Looks like he has come good for you P.

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nice long neck there ...lovely looking dog..you must be please as punch.

 

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Inan: I'm very pleased with him, and amazed that he's avoided killing himself so far: like the look of yours very much: it will be interesting to compare notes next season.

 

Moll: he's not a bull cross!!! :tongue2: :tongue2: LOL

 

Born Hunter: I somehow think he'll need a bit longer before I dare try him at night, besides which, he's quite immature physically still. No harm in waiting a bit.

 

Our kits are doing well, though there does seem to be a difference between the hobs and jills: the jills haven't really shown as much as the hobs, who are great, unstoppable. Mind you, A. tends to just keep taking the ones which are brilliant straight off, so the others haven't really had as much exposure. Off this w/e to do some shallow warrens, though we're finding young rabbits already, which doesn't make things easier when they're running in and out of the holes.

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looks a stunner skycat. grown a bit since the hunting festival tiny little thing then,if it works like it looks it will be some dog atb j

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He's around 25 1/2" now, and still has a bit to go. I reckon he'll make just over 26".

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There's hope for us all!!! This thing that I have now is a right handful, fingers crossed she'll turn out alright!

Nice read that and nice pup!

 

All the best

 

Sniffer

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he certainly is eye catching....

 

Good to read that the ferreting trip went to plan...... young dogs can certainly complicate and destract the hunter from the ferreting game.... :) ...... some days, its nice to be able to confidently think on, and know the "trouble" is worth it.....

 

all the best with the yougster :)

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Can't remember off hand apart from that Stevie is his sire: sorry, I don't pay a lot of attention to names as long as I've been recommended the breeding by people in the know that I trust. I would assume that he's mostly Sal/Grey, but from his temperament I wouldn't be surprised if there's a dash of bull in there somewhere: full on idiot :tongue2::laugh: in your face, hyper and charming with it. Bless him :D Very high pain threshold as well and no fear of anything.......so far.

Beautiful dog SC, lovely colour and sounds like a rewarding and trying chap.

Got the Bull description spot on!

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