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#16 jessdale

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:57 pm

I've a cocker bitch coming next week, FTCHxFTCH and I'm paying £350 and that's a friend doing me a massive favour.
A well bred cocker will usually set you back £500 to £600.

That is a massive favour, which ftch's are they?
 
Can't tell you off hand mate, picking her up midweek and I'll have the names from her pedigree.
Did you get the pup?

#17 mackay

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:06 pm

 

 

 

I've a cocker bitch coming next week, FTCHxFTCH and I'm paying £350 and that's a friend doing me a massive favour.
A well bred cocker will usually set you back £500 to £600.

That is a massive favour, which ftch's are they?
 
Can't tell you off hand mate, picking her up midweek and I'll have the names from her pedigree.
Did you get the pup?

 

 

I did mate, just through the door with her, slight mix up in communications she isn't off two FTCH's, both her parents are so her four grandparents are FTCH's.

Legally docked, microchipped and first vaccination, black in colour and a right wee switched on pup she is.



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 05:16 am

my pups just turned 12 months on tuesday, he has nearly 40 FTCH in his ped and is an absolute plesure to own, train and just be around. i payed £420 in the end as the bloke was origanally after £600 for them and i wasnt really after a cocker but as the pups reached 8 weeks and he still had 2 dogs left he aproached me and we bartered a bit. had i known then how the dog would come along id have gladly payed the £600, im just looking forward to getting a bit of work for him this season now



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 07:31 am

Cockers were "the" dog to have long before will and kate got one so the prices have risen due to demand. I paid a third more for my ftch x ftch cocker bitch, the whole litter booked before being born, than i did for my ftch x ftch Labrador pup.

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#20 mackay

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 08:41 am

Worse thing that can happen to a breed of dog is that someone in the public eye gets one.


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 05:04 pm

 

 

Well,....good quality working dogs are rarely cheap... :yes:


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 07:20 pm

I know a few field trailers and they wont use their field trial dogs for work, working dogs learn to think,take short cuts and other bad habits!!

its like sheepdog trials etc its all about the competition

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 07:49 pm

:huh: Now I'm confused.

Should I be looking for something with all the FTC bumph, or no?

 

Are they 'easier' trained or worse to train?

 

Do I look for a pup from good 'working' stock or FTC etc etc.

 

Just got my kennel up the other week, and ready to look for a pup in the coming weeks. Totally new to dogs, so excuse my ignorance. :icon_redface:



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 08:34 pm

I know a few field trailers and they wont use their field trial dogs for work, working dogs learn to think,take short cuts and other bad habits!!

its like sheepdog trials etc its all about the competition

 

You can keep n top of them mate, if you try, at least from what I have seen.



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 08:35 pm

:huh: Now I'm confused.

Should I be looking for something with all the FTC bumph, or no?

 

Are they 'easier' trained or worse to train?

 

Do I look for a pup from good 'working' stock or FTC etc etc.

 

Just got my kennel up the other week, and ready to look for a pup in the coming weeks. Totally new to dogs, so excuse my ignorance. :icon_redface:

 

If it was me, i'd want both mate :thumbs:



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:01 am

just Go and get a pup and get on with it. Unless your a very serious shooter or trialler it wont matter just bond with the pup and take your time training it. Just don't start it until you know its ready.

Don't blow up your brain over thinking it.

Good luck
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Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:39 am

Not too worried about the breeding myself,bought a sprocker pup,working parents and farm reared,bushes rabbits very well at 10 months old,might do the odd day beating this year,mad as they come but listens well and paid £75. Spending loads of money doesn't mean anything
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#28 Hydropotesinermis

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:53 am

if they are reputable breeders they wont be knocked down. Your buying potential I never quibble on price its a one off capital investment on up to 10 years of a working friendship and sporting companionship. Its only money! 


Plus one. It's worth paying for the right pup.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:54 am

Not too worried about the breeding myself,bought a sprocker pup,working parents and farm reared,bushes rabbits very well at 10 months old,might do the odd day beating this year,mad as they come but listens well and paid £75. Spending loads of money doesn't mean anything

 

Like your style :thumbs:

Same thinking as myself, but NO Way there's going to be anything around our way for that kinda ££.

Spoke with a guy the other day, lookin for £450 for Springer / Cocker cross.

 

Not out to make a killing off pups or have shelves full of trophies myself, just want a dog that can do it's job, and let me have a go at training it....That could be the hard part. :D



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:56 am

just Go and get a pup and get on with it. Unless your a very serious shooter or trialler it wont matter just bond with the pup and take your time training it. Just don't start it until you know its ready.

Don't blow up your brain over thinking it.

Good luck


Plus one again.

And to the rest of your posts on this topic. This man knows his onions.


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