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  1. 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
    61 points
  2. 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.
    56 points
  3. 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
    55 points
  4. 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.
    52 points
  5. 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.
    52 points
  6. 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
    48 points
  7. 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
    48 points
  8. 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 ……
    47 points
  9. So the Easter bunny didn’t leave me an egg this year but did drop off a new 7lb7oz baby granddaughter
    47 points
  10. Started wotk at 5-30am yesterday, its been a killer this week on the roof... finished at 1pm and buggered off to the beach .. Me and my brother treated ourselves to a jet ski a while back, business expense as a safety craft if doing dock yard work (you know the score...)... So we went full kit up, barbie, fishing gear, canopy.. even.got an inflatable sofa for the girls.....we were in for the long haul... lol Geth (white van man) was 2 beaches down on the kayaks with his lad (oliver), we flipped down and took Oliver for a spin... then he started catching bass... he is a proper little
    42 points
  11. I know many of you on here will have seen my sidekick Ruby the Pomeranian alongside my running dog's on many of my post's over the year's,sadly I had to have her put to sleep back on August 17th of this year at 15 year's of age,even 2 weeks before she died we were up hiking in the Highlands of Scotland in the Arrochar Alps..sadly the old girl went downhill quite rapidly & it was a very hard day for me when I took her to the vet's as she was my shadow,where I went,she went that's just how it was,they said she hadn't been in the vets since 2006 when she had her jabs for parvo/distemper so sh
    42 points
  12. I still have a team of lurchers (cripples & pensioner's) just! I'm down to the 4 lurchers now,old Don is still here with me,he will be 14 on his next birthday,Boots will be 10 year's old come the 1st October & I have his two pup's as I call them although they will be 4 year's old next week on the 9th September,Bear broke his neck a long while back now & unbelievably he fractured another bone in his neck back in February whilst out working,he must be one of very few dog's that's broken his neck twice & is still alive,he's ok again now,not great but just ok,his sister Rose snappe
    41 points
  13. He’d be about 15mths now and shaping up to be a handy fox dog. Mum was whip/bull/grey father was grey/Irish and Airedale terriers.
    41 points
  14. My 15 yr old Grandson played in a cup final today ,had a good game ,I was already very proud ,there was a little family group from Portugal watching ,I think they had a connection to one of the players ,the old grandad walked over sought my grandson out and told him in broken English they thought he was very good ,pointed to the little group and they were all clapping him ,my heart nearly burst out my chest with pride .
    40 points
  15. Had a tough day out in the mountains yesterday,weather was kind if nothing else & that's a bonus for sure! I'm sure age has a hell of a lot to do with how difficult I'm finding walking in & amongst the high tops these day's..I'm not going to lie it's becoming nigh on f###ing impossible for me to enjoy a days mooching about up there .. anyways,it turned out not too bad in the end,what I have realised & i have to admit I had a tear in my eye is that Boots is all but finished now,he has recently seen his 9th birthday & like a good friend of mine told me yesterday if a dog at 9 ye
    40 points
  16. Out tonight for an hour young lad done very well let him do the lamp on his own just watch him and he's we dog work together
    40 points
  17. My first cross deerhound/greyhound bitch Nancy is six months old now, so measured and weighed her today. She's 26 " and 58lb; Progressing as expected. Recall is good, retrieve just so-so, but hopefully will improve. She's going to be a big strong bitch, will probably give her a run around the end of February , but no rush. Cheers.
    39 points
  18. After 12 good years I lost my Collie x Grey in may last year , I posted on here if any one knew of a litter and had a number of messages back( thanks ) , so this is a bit of a follow on. This is Nell my 3/4 grey 1/4 collie 7 month old bitch , who I got at 8weeks . Nell is out of proven working stock from the North East of England bred by a lad who had both the mum and dad. I know this cross is not for everyone , but they suit me ,this is my 3rd collie x . As a more mature owner ( wrong side of 65) my activities are more focused on mooching and picking up the odd bit of fur and feather he
    38 points
  19. Pups comming on well ,made her first kill today , just turned 5 month old , flushed out the reeds and the little bitch was on it in a flash, she's very quick, her strike was bang on , she's going to be a good little worker
    37 points
  20. After 7 years of mind numbing call centre work I've finally took the plunge to go fully self employed bait collecting. The place was slowly eating away at my soul
    37 points
  21. Me and a mate had planned a beach camp/fishing weekend but he cried off so I thought f**k it I’m going anyway. Grabbed the rifle, rod and pup and headed south to my adoptive county and home of another very good mate and his family. The mackerel were well and truly ‘in’. The water was fizzing with them and bait fish, the bait fish lining the shingle for miles! I had an evening and morning stalking too. A lot of rutting with grunts resonating through the downs. Took a sorrel (probably) that evening and then got on something a bit bigger in the morning. Nothin
    37 points
  22. A true friend of the countryside and everything involved with it
    36 points
  23. Couple of pics of my son's two lurchers this morning when I had them out,the older one is Roxy (dam to my two Bear & Rose) she's a 5/8 Grey x 3/8 Bull the younger animal is Lucky,she's just a pup again out of Roxy,she was the sole puppy in the litter,her sire is a dog called Thor & he like Roxy being a 5/8 Grey 3/8 Bull so obviously that's what Lucky is too.. Lucky will be starting her working life just now,she's been very immature but in the past fortnight the change in her has to be seen to be believed,the switch is firmly on now & she will 100% do all & everything put in fro
    36 points
  24. 13 years old,the wife's made him her lap dog,....plus the greyhound bitch is coming in season,and he's still up for a jump the dirty old dog. ( And before anyone asks,the dog is 13 years old,not the wife,lol)
    36 points
  25. After over 30 years of beddywhippets, I have my first whippet, hope she makes the grade
    36 points
  26. Morning all, I don’t come on here as often as I used to but thought I’d drop on and share some images from my current trip to Spain. I am out here hunting and photographing various working dogs for a fortnight all over the country. On Thursday I hunted with various Rehalas on one of the most important monteria in the country. Throughout the day we were always in full view of the sanctuary de la Virgen de la Cabeza, patron saint of hunting and as such the area was sacred and meant a lot to the hunters present. We took around 25 red deer, 20 fallow deer, 15 boar, 3 foxes and 2 mouf
    36 points
  27. Thank f**k they are back there are some good folk out there. Just picked them up from some lasses house, found running down a road.
    36 points
  28. A mate of mine was clearing his yard, asked if I wanted anything...loads of timber and scaffold boards...well be rude not too.. I've a lot to do here, timber is mental money at the minute... First job...build a bench for the new cottage kitchen.. sand the boards up Had some off cuts of gate posts, ideal for corner posts Clad in with scaffold boards, hide all fixings...hey Presto a free bench (just my time and screws) next... scaffold board shelves.. Weekend of graft and the Kitchen is coming together now...
    35 points
  29. Been out for an hour tonight, after 2 blanks I’ve waited for the right conditions and I chose tonight, slight drizzle and wind blowing and now we’re up and running, 3rd time lucky. I know any Lurcher should catch a rabbit but I’m proud of my dog he bought them back alive, near enough straight back to me (little bit of showing off from him) Praised him to high heaven, I must admit after I took them he wanted to get at them again before they went in me ruck sack I told him a stern leave it but he tried it, I suppose to be expected at first? The dogs 11 months old next week so very early days
    35 points
  30. This picture was originally taken in the 80’s,we were both around 17/18. I posted this picture up on here in 2015,I’ll find a link to the thread and post it. The young man holding up the hare with the striped trousers on is my best mate Gary,during our teens we were inseparable. Always out rabbiting,ferreting,lamping,shooting,fishing you get the picture,and if not in the field..in the pub. Gary found god and became a minister and did tremendous charity work. Sadly Gary was an anti vaxer,and was hospitalised with pneumonia covid and put in an induced coma and placed on
    35 points
  31. here you go mate. last pic he marked every rabbit ferreting brill in the day
    35 points
  32. 1 found this old photo must have been early to mid eightys ,,i never knew much about the bitch apart from she was sal x grey , i got her off a keeper he got a call from his boss on a chrismas day some lads were coursing on the land , anyway they fkd off after a chase but this bitch was still chasing and they left her , 2 days later she walked into the farm yard in a right state pads ripped and bleeding and so on , ,anyway the keeper fed her chucked her in a kennel , he rang me ,said do you want a running dog/ so i went to the yard she was in a right mess , but i took her nursed
    34 points
  33. So this is an , I guess you can call it an article? Idk , it I wrote this for another site but I've shared it around and eveyone seems to like it. Figured y'all might as well. If this isn't the proper place to to it I'd really appreciate it be moved to the appropriate place. Thanks you. So So , probably three or so years back I post some pics of my uncle and some of the old heads making sausage, crackins' n the like. Talked a lil about how it was a microcosm of what we used to do.....some things I remember being a Lil kid growing up round here ,and alot of folks found it interesting. Well
    34 points
  34. 7 years old and born hunters already and a smasher of a we dog they have too
    34 points
  35. Unfortunately true... Facts are,.. whether a man and his running dawg are ultra polite and show the utmost respect,.. the Farming community (and the UK Law itself),.. will not allow the pursuit of Hares with gazehounds, to flourish... So, as a one time rural rebel myself, I can understand hunting men who say, 'feck you' and continue to indulge in their passion. Such characters feel as though they have nothing to lose,.so they behave in the manner that they suppose they are expected to behave in.. In truth, they work darn hard at playing the part... Personally, I will alw
    34 points
  36. My young prospect for the season 16 mths old and mad keen.. He's a Saluki/ Deerhound/Lurcher mix.. 25 years of testing and breeding have gone into producing him so I'm hopeful he will be ok.
    34 points
  37. In March we had some guests stay with us in the cottage from Liverpool, a lovely couple and young daughter... they moved on to Cornwall after 3 nights and had a bad stay, we offered them the cottage for a night as they travelled back as it was empty anyway and broke their drive up.. They've stayed in touch with my wife and booked to stay this week... they wanted to thank us so offered to cook for us at the cottage, the chap has a bbq events business and she has a long established cake shop, she is pretty amazing as a baker to be honest.... I thought it would be good, but wow.. they w
    33 points
  38. Fin has set up a little log business, splitting and bagging and I'll run out a truck load if he get a bigger enquiry, Mrs set up a bit on Insta for him last night. He got his first couple of sales yesterday, spent all weekedn splitting and putting in seperate store to my lot (I've been told hands off!! lol). He's 16 and wants a motor bike on the road for a bit of freedom, I'm dead against it but hey ho you can't wrap them in cotton wool and he's grafting to earn to buy it.... Just a different post from covid or immigrants! lol
    33 points
  39. It’s official .Daughter gave birth to a boy early hours of this morning after nearly 50 hours of labour ,bless her .7lb.14 On our way up to the hospital soon as wife gets home to see the little man .New chapter in our lives . Pics to follow Im sure . I was amazed how long they let her stay home but I guess beds are at a premium .
    32 points
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  41. Had an invite up to the Scottish hills from Northernlite to bolt a few rabbits with the ferrets to his young ACD cross. Couple of hours travel and we met up around 7 am and were on the hills by 7:30. I took my 5 1/2 month old deer/grey along just for the education and experience, those hill are no place to be running a leggy, heavy young pup, but she had a good walk, seen some sheep, no drama, and got a bit fur in her mouth. The ACD x is a joy to watch, only young herself, but very sharp around the holes, marks well, catches more than she misses, and retrieves well. A
    32 points
  42. New start with a little youngster after being many years without a lurcher after some real bad luck and being young and dumb at the time listening to others shit and following them I've sourced a cracking pup from some good parents doing all the work im looking for, breeder owns and works both parents and grandparents in the past picking him up this evening a few pics here from when he was 4 weeks plus. a nice fresh start just me and the dogs and hopefully plenty of sport in the future Sire-Beddy Greyhound x Beddy Whippet. Dam- Bull collie greyhound name to be decided
    32 points
  43. Caught this on the phone tonight
    31 points
  44. That's lovely to see, they can bring so much comfort to people, DC off of here sorted me a pup for my mum, she lost my father last year and this little creature has transformed her life, giving her a project and most importantly companionship. Also a puppy/dog promotes social interaction and exercise, I couldn't have envisaged how important it has been.
    31 points
  45. Excellent turnout at the Morpeth Hunt today. Master addressing the supporters; Must have been around 100 mounted followers; Got to say, it's a very uneven pack; Even the odd Welsh hound; Nancy the deer/grey pup and the hounds getting to know each other; Cheers.
    31 points
  46. Aup folks, first post thought I’d introduce me and me pup…. my old man was a Lurcher man he passed away couple years ago and never got to teach me the ways of bringing a Lurcher pup on, I’ve got a good bushing terrier already….so I’ve been using the search bar on here to self teach along with them Dave Sleight videos on YouTube, thought I’d show my pup he’s 9 months now had him since he was 8 weeks old, I’ve been doing some lamp training with him at night, I don’t think he’s too far off having a go but not gonna start him yet. Although I can’t wait for that first rabbit. He’s keen as
    31 points
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