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#31 Mick C.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:26 pm

Net every hole you can.

Its inevitable that you will miss a hole here and there.

The dog will have its chance soon enough.

Personally i dont like loosing rabbits.



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Posted 13 September 2012 - 09:21 pm


The thing is, you are basiclly agreeing that the dog catching the rabbit is 'cruel'.

who,s agreeing its cruel http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

Sorry mate, not you. That was aimed at leveller.

Most of the anti's arguments are based around it being 'cruel', so if we say that by suggesting that you wish to see your dog catch the bolters, you are provising the antis with fuel - then you are basicly agreeing with them, that it is or can be seen as cruel. That would make lamping with a dog a big no no, and probably using ferrets, also a bad thing.

Whereas i would argue that bolting to the dog would be the most natural and fair way of doing it.

As long as you go about what you do in a respectful manner, and can justify it to yourself and someone else with a brain, then its ok by me.

As for leaving holes unetted, i would net everything you can, with all this cover you will probably miss a hole anyway, and trust me, you will feel more elated by seeing your dog pinning a bunny in a net than you will watching it get straight lined by one, or losing it in the cover etc.

Good luck!
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:25 pm

I don't think rabbiting is cruel. I sometimes think the pay isn't that good but it certainly isn't cruel

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:54 pm

Don't know about best, but they do for us.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:16 pm

Whats the last dog? and is the black dog 100% whippet?

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:33 pm

My best ferreting dog was a JR he wouldn't catch bolting rabbits unless he was close by as they bolted. But he would work any thickness of cover and any terrain and put them too ground. Then If I couldn't find him I would shout where are you boy and he would give a very quiet woof as he seemed too know quietness was key. Awesome little fella
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:11 pm

Whats the last dog? and is the black dog 100% whippet?


The last dog, is a collie x greyhound (3/8 5/8), and probably the best ferreting dog i have seen. She is eight.

The black dog is 100 % whippet (well, as 100% as any of the strong working whippets are), but i big, strong lad. He's two and a half and shaping into a good ferreting dog, although he works best 1:1, and is an excellent mooching dog.

The other two are a collie/whippet/grey (blueish brindle) and a line bred collie/grey x collie/grey (etc) (red brindle).

and can't forget the little dogs!

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Russel type terrier, great for covering holes in thick cover etc.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:12 pm

This little black one as caught a few in his time..............................

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:49 pm

Really like the look of the 3/8 5/8 collie/grey. Thats what im after in a few months, or 1/4 3/4 not too fussed.

Did you see much earlier magwitch? i see you walking to where id just been earlier on my way back. I see quite a few rats down by the road but the wrong side of the fence for the dog to get at em. First time he's seen any he went mental!

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 12:13 pm

this is my dog daisy , she is an english bull terrier , we work a local farm that breed stock for the food chain .
she has never caught a bunny but she does mark up very well.

a stunning looking english bull you don't see many like that now. How tall is she?
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 12:36 pm

Probably one of the best looking EBT's I've ever seen.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 09:44 pm


this is my dog daisy , she is an english bull terrier , we work a local farm that breed stock for the food chain .
she has never caught a bunny but she does mark up very well.

a stunning looking english bull you don't see many like that now. How tall is she?

she not very tall but is well built and very agile she runs up the bonnet of my dads transit and kisses his parson's from the roof top .

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 09:49 pm

Probably one of the best looking EBT's I've ever seen.


thanks aaron i travelled about 300 miles to get her, 8 weeks old she was no bigger than my hand , took her out with me today and she worked very well she pinned 2 rabbits down and guarded the other 5 all day bless her i was well pleased :boogy:
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 09:51 pm

Really like the look of the 3/8 5/8 collie/grey. Thats what im after in a few months, or 1/4 3/4 not too fussed.

Did you see much earlier magwitch? i see you walking to where id just been earlier on my way back. I see quite a few rats down by the road but the wrong side of the fence for the dog to get at em. First time he's seen any he went mental!

The Terrier nailed one................................
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 01:27 pm

My whippet x greyhound does the job marks, catches bolters good round the holes and ferrets well pleased with him
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