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  1. Hello All, Had a short chat with Snoop earlier and unfortunately Razor left us last week. This special dog was born on 4th Sept 2008. Provided one man with 6 long hard seasons performing at the highest level. He has sired some great dogs and his name lives on through them. I know there are a lot of you on here running dogs with his blood so thought it was right thing to do and share the sad news. Rest in peace this most special of dogs. RIP Razor
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  2. Just like to say how proud I am of my son today he won the British championship for ju jitsu over the moon for him ??
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  3. Took dear old Dusty for her last walk today...? I was gifted this good-hearted pup, from a guy that in reality, I hardly knew. I traveled from my home in Hampshire to a Welsh Valley and collected her... She was a super friendly pup and fitted into our lifestyle, no problem. She served me well, for nine long years, we had some good times, caught vanloads of game and enjoyed plenty of laughs,... I am sad to say goodbye ... Alas, the Big C has no mercy and seems to enjoy inflicting horrendous pain.? I feel privileged to deny this heartless monster it's perverse en
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  4. Just been in the garden and laid Celt to rest. 15 and half and been my best mate for all that time. Was surprising what this lad could do, ferreting, lamping, work with the gun etc etc. A desperation mating with my old digging terrier and my 3/4 collie grey as the dog I wanted to cover her couldn't do it but my terrier could! I had the mother scanned and if she had been coming with a belly full I would probably have aborted them but the vet said 3 or 4 so I let the birth happen. We've had some adventures, plenty of which I couldn't post on here. Celt was the last one still
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  5. A year old now
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  6. I stopped over at mums and seeing some nostalgia posts appearing in the forum thought I'd take a few pics of photos she has of collie lurchers I had in late 70s and 80s. I am indebted to her for helping me out on those occasions when work or landlords meant I couldn't keep dogs from time to time. She had a soft spot for lurchers and always had a rescue or 2 as well. I still have a first cross collie and they rate each other. He remembers where she stashes old dog toys and leads her on a tour of the house to collect them up each visit. Sadly at 91 and with Alzheimer's she can no longer hav
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  7. Haven't posted in a while thought I'd share a action few shots .
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  8. After an MRI Scan it has been revealed that my prostate cancer ends no further treatment. After X-rays on my shoulder(following a fall whilst setting some crayfish traps where I maybe should not have been) they say that mild osteoarthritis is my problem. Heard the cuckoo again. Saw my first rabbit in ages which was a black un. Heard that rabbit population on one of my old perms is on the mend, East Midlands Airport. Her in doors still loves me. What a day. Jok.
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  9. Had a few hours out with my youngest boy on Sunday...took my little bitch Arroara ...a few nice catches and digs ..
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  10. Had the old deer/grey cross Lima put down today. 12 1/2 year old, retired her at 10. She had mammary tumours for a while, which didn't seem to bother her, but it spread to her lungs and I didn't want to see her suffer so the deed was done. First cross deer/greys seem to have gone well out of fashion these days, and are derided by some, but were the go to dogs back before the Saluki crosses came along, up here at least ! Lima was a decent bitch, all round, considering she was 29" and around 75 lb. She lamped and took daytime hare, fox and roe; had her first go on the wh
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  11. I've been busy the last few months with work.but just before I started back in work SheepChaser travelled an 8hr journey to bring me a young bull x bitch for my lad.. And today I met up with Mc Hull who also travelled to meet me halfway to gift me a young bitch pup from a litter he bred.. Can't fault them both.and neither would accept a single £ from me and considering today's inflated price for dogs the pair of them are into working the dogs and not making money from them.. Thank you very much SheepChaser and Mchull I hope to repay the favour one day to both of you.. Chee
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  12. I’ve just become a grandfather for the first time. My eldest girl just had a baby boy ??? .......
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  13. It comes to us all when we keep working dogs and today was my time to say goodbye to an old friend and worker. When I made the transition from being a soldier to starting a business as a pest controller she was my main dog and without her I would never have made it. She was an honest worker who would get up out of the kennel and work seven days a week with never a grumble. She took some serious knocks in her working career and a few i genuinely thought had killed her. I've lost count of the amount of times I stitched her up out on a job and she just got up and carried on working.
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  14. It was a cold, wet December night in 2008 when the phone rang. It was next door, “Have you got a Dog?” Sue asked. “Don’t be silly” Mrs A said. “You know I don’t like Dogs” “Well there’s one at the bottom of your garden, I’ve heard it barking” “I’ll go and have a look” Mrs A said. Moments later I heard a scream, “It’s a great big effing dog” she cried. I went out to look, sure enough, a big black dog stood there in our garden and barked at us. He was wet through and ran back up to the end of the garden to get under the only slight shelter there was, a Weeping Willow tree. “He’ll be
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  15. Only in the winter of the miners strike when me and the wife and a two year old only got 20 pound a week to live on every rabbit hare pheasant partridge counted not so much to eat but to sell i also took risks poaching that i would have never done if it was not for being on strike i was also very fortunate in having two good pot filling lurchers at the time a mix of beddy/grey/collie/grey.
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  16. Red hot today,so I went to a close lake to look for snapper turtles, on the way there I saw a sheet of ply, my first thought was "Snakes" so I lifted it gently (I also replaced it extra gently), I had flip-flops on, the mother at one point ran over my toes.
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  17. Well done Jigsaw,...I just had a wee jig around the garden to that song...and I have got a grand old reason to be happy? Got my Rosy back from Surgery,...everything went like dream,..she is a tad on the sore side,.but 100% free of the Big C... Happy days...
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  18. At long last thankfully someone has put up this old footage of one of the best so enjoy and a very Happy Christmas to all of you and your families. yours in sport, Neil.
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  19. We headed towards Glastonbury,...it was wet and muddy as per usual, the rain was non-stop and the wind was icy cold. No exciting bands on offer, no sex, drugs or rock, and roll, just the promise of a new life for my old pal's lurcher dog. Lost my dear friend Robin Tarrant to Cancer at Xmas,..it was emotional. I visited him in the Hospice, it was a shock to the system and one which I was not prepared for,..however, it had to be done... Foolishly, and without really thinking, I asked him, 'Is there anything that you want me to do?" The cancer was in his throat, he
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  20. Well that’s me done I finished my last shift last night on the Railway, I’ve really enjoyed it the railway people are a different class of people, character’s helpful friendly and always willing to share skills knowledge and experience. The job I have just given up was high adrenaline and sometimes sad but it suited me lone worker managing incidents and getting things moving again I have had a varied career Pway which is track maintenance, Road Railers for a number of years and also level crossing inspections for about seven years, and the rest of my career as a Mom, Mobile Operations Man
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  21. Great uncle wearing suit and tie with me aunt and what looks like a collie greyhound
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  22. this season the first av let my son come out at cover an hes took to it like a duck to water . well sunday past he got his first fox up a ditch he held the dog an slipped him an made his day few pic of him past couple of wks the fox running was his fox screen shot from video
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  23. I heard about a lurcher been dumped by young lads that bought it that night slipped it and couldn't catch it and just left it there I seen it in the park yesterday and couldn't get near it, and when I was lying in bed last night I thought about the poor cnut out there freezing and starving so I said fcuk it and got up put dogs on the lead and went looking for it and 3 hours and a few spliffs later I managed to coax her back to my house fed my dogs locked them up left my back gate open with a pot of grub and went back to bet and got back up a few hours later and she was snugg in the spare kenne
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  24. I don't get out now, so ive just been looking at some of my days out in the field wi Nell, cracking dog and a great and faithfull companion, I used to look forward to getting up in the mornings and being greeted by her. and my ferrets pacing up and down in their hutch waiting to go out, thanks for looking
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  25. My lovely granddaughter survived her heart operation last year and made a full recovery .that alone was magical .but since then I have gave my daughter and her family there first pet .this was given to me on fathers day .best pic ever
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  26. Wifes been busy on a painting for me this Christmas. She let me see it early as she didn't want to wrap it. And I 've been a good boy, honest mi 'lud
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  27. Despite a sad year, we have still so funny adventures, thanks to our dogs. I present You Prunelle, 18 months, patterdale female during a walk. At the beginning, this was just a little walk.
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  28. After a fair few years without a running dog in my kennels, I’ve recently picked this lad up. Pumping the grub into him as he was a bit too lean for my liking when I picked him up and he’s growing like a weed. 14 weeks old, 18tts. Wheaten/Bull/Grey x Saluki/grey
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  29. Picked her up Saturday and by Sunday morning managed to upset the whole street ? Lovely character and sticks to me like glue. Completely different mentality from the bull cross as you would expect I guess lol. Around the ferrets like they are equals and job done pretty much straight away. She is not out to kill every thing at least not yet. Unlike the old chap who was a slog from the word go. Collie grey x collie grey. Her brother is spare just good working home wanted ideally. Pm me for contact details ( llandeilo) Looking forward to the next year pottering about
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  30. Was out on a shoot this morning and due to the sun shining and a wind to dry anything out we didn't really expect to find but we showed willing and you don't find feck all sat at home with dogs sat bored in kennels,so we set off and as we checked and walked many places and hedge rows and blanked.Well we had one final place to check and we'd had one out of there a month or so back and yep that was empty as well,but you don't just check the holes you know and i let my old( 12 1/2 years old) plummer bitch work the rest of the hedge row and she squeezed into a tight little place and settled at a m
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  31. I always like a walk on a full moon with a lurcher, done it now for 35 years, and still like it. Went out last night 10 pm with Buck , i take me small lamp just in case lol, .Buck was out in front, i go on these few fields by me, i find a hole in hedge and pop in lol, never much on here the odd rabbit, or munjack or fox, but norm dont see alot when out, but thats ok it just nice 50 min walk for Buck before i feed him , and shut him up in his kennel for the night. Buck gets his head down, i knew something been there , the way he was moving, i was watching him along the side of the hedge , wh
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  32. 9 years ago today Lee Rigby was brutally murdered by islamists on the streets of Britain. I bet the MSM won’t mention fukc all about this so it’s up to ordinary folk like us to do just that ……
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  33. So the Easter bunny didn’t leave me an egg this year but did drop off a new 7lb7oz baby granddaughter ?
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  34. Went out tonight with just the pup, not the best conditions, warm still and ambient light from a nearby industrial estate but the rabbits obliged lol. First rabbit, jumped about 10 yards away, he never saw it ?, second one, good run and put 3 turns into and unlucky. Third one, a squatter, took it out the seat ? two laps of the field later and he dropped it at my feet, well crunched ? Fourth one, he ran it into the hedge and it popped back out and he had it, couple of small circles and he brought it back, almost to hand. ? Had a few more handy ones but he wasn't looking d
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  35. Back in September of 2018 I bred a litter of pups from my lurcher Boots,he's basically a 5/8 Grey & 3/8 Saluki & a 5/8 Grey 3/8 Bull bitch called Roxy my son owns..last season was obviously their 1st working & to say it's been a rollercoaster of a ride with them would be an understatement,the dog pup Bear started away beautifully,taking everything in his stride no matter what I put in front of him,he's a big brute of a dog standing 28tts & weighing 43.19kg or 93lb in layman's terms, fantastic temperament on him,just a lovely dog to have around,sadly in December he broke his nec
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  36. An eventful week for the lads this week at #Invermark... Patterdale Terrier, Charlie, disappeared down a hole at work, during fox control and luckily had his tracking collar on so was easy to locate. 7 #Gamekeepers over 3 days, a total of 72 hours and under 12.5ft of solid rock reunited Charlie with his owner this afternoon at 4pm. A massive thank you to R K Services in Montrose for kindly loaning a rock breaker to help with the epic rescue mission, that was almost called to an end this morning. The breaker got them through the final 3ft of rock, where the lads tho
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  37. Having a week in Antigua, with my brother and our wives...we don't like sitting about much, so grabbed some kayaks and had an hour or so out fishing on them... 30 minutes of that was taking up by him pulling this beauty in, Giant Trevally... gave it to the local beach lads, they were made up...what a start to the holiday!!
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  39. After chatting with another TFL member last night about his latest doggy exploits l had an urge to charge up the lamp have a wander with my geriatric lurcher . A bit hypocritical really as the conversation touched on my intention to let rabbit numbers build up on my permission. Still , in truth l didn't think we'd actually see anything let alone get a run . A catch seemed even more unlikely! I don't think l've taken the dog out with the lamp for maybe eight years ,possibly more , and the old chap is probably somewhere either side of fourteen . As l suspected , there was
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  40. Well some of my cousins aunts and uncles came down from Chicago for Thanksgiving and I'm generally pretty anti social but since I spent Thanksgiving with my gf and her family figured I'd say least hi. Well a few hours later we're cleaning some fish we caught a few before out the pond about a 3min walk from the stove. My uncle who's cleaning the fish used to live down here and do stuff like this all the time but he moved up to Chicago a good while back and ...idk it was nice talking to him and the other men folk..all of them where so happy to be here doing stuff like this. Then we wh
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  41. Been on second 500mileish round trip, this time to bring the pup home with me. Cracking little pup. Lovely wi kids and other dogs. Good day, let the fun begin! 1/2Grey 3/8Whip 1/8Beddy
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  42. Today I officially retired my dog Brian from the foxing World. First of all I would like to thank busher for gifting me this fantastic animal all them moons ago .for that I am forever grateful and he knows anything I breed he is welcome to one . Quick story on Brian. Brian started hunting at around 4 months old ,and seem to take to everything in his stride. Not really taking much training in anything he was shown .I initially never got him for earth work ,as we had other terriers for that job.but again he took to bolting Charlie's for fun .he bolted his first fox aged 11 months .,self en
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  43. ok lads, im slowly getting back on my feet, a far cry from where I was years ago, and cannot ever see me back out in them fields up to my neck in cack doing what I loved , thing is, like my title says . I want the company of a dog now, it will help me tremendously get back on my feet, get me back into society , but ve got a problem, some while ago, strong winds clobbered my fencing, and left me with an opening of about 6x 4 next to my gate, what im asking is there anyone in my area Newcastle under lyme, could sort it for me, I don't expect it done for nowt, I will pay, I will even bung in eg
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  44. Full weekend at keepers spot ,but while I was there they have all chipped in and donated 500 quid to the ward my granddaughter had her operation on. Ward 23 freemans hospital .unreal . Plus donated some prizes for the raffle my family is doing .any way we had 4 yesterday and 3 today happy days .
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  45. Its been a quiet rabbiting season...my worst ever... I've been lucky to receive, a few invitations to hunt with fellow enthusiasts and grateful as I am, it's not the same without your own jukel by your side. At the end of last season, my wee cur badly damaged her foot in a collision with some concrete rubble, she tore the tendons on her front foot and could not walk, let alone run. It was a bad injury as much as, everything else on her was working,..just not her foot,..a bit like having a high-performance car, with a blown wheel,..no fecking good... My first port of call, s
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  46. These are a couple of photos I’ve dug out from the old family albums. These were owned by my great grandad. Photos of both terriers were taken around 1910 in Derbyshire. Hope they are of interest.
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  47. Had to put the old lad to sleep last week .....what a dog and a decent producer .....he has given me some great me memories and I would love to do it all over again . over 13 year old and still doing a bit with the terriers and dog that put some amount of stuff to sleep and lived to graft plenty of stuff with his blood coursing through their veins and have 2 dogs in my yard that are breed from him and if they are half as good as he was I will be a happy man .
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