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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. 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
  3. 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
    54 points
  4. 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
    54 points
  5. A year old now
    52 points
  6. 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
  7. So the Easter bunny didn’t leave me an egg this year but did drop off a new 7lb7oz baby granddaughter
    47 points
  8. 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.
    45 points
  9. I had a lovely walk up along the river bank this morning, around 6.30 am this morning, and I was thinking about my first post I typed on Mother &son, I apologised, to the fellow who originally posted, for going off topic, it was my first post on here for at least two and half years, and there was a sarcastic remark made by a guy who goes by the name of BIG RON, I would bet he is a member who has a couple of subscriptions, and I have my suspicions who it came from, One bitch dog came to mind, Her name was Tinker a red fawn only 23" this was back in the day late 60s early 70s grey
    44 points
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Ger was an absolute gentlemen. We were digging buddies up until he got sick and sadly he had to hand over the working dog as he wouldn't be able to manage him. That broke his heart. We used to have some craic out with the dogs and also when involved with IWTF business. Ger had a great sense of humour and also insight and wisdom of the dog game and every day life. He would study things down to the fine detail and always had a different angle on things. Always making you rethink what you thought you knew. A proud Corkman and of the White Dogs we worked, he invested huge effort into protecting Te
    39 points
  16. Took the day off, been non stop lately.. Got out on the water with my lad, my brother and niece plus her boyfriend .. Loads of mackerel, few pilchard and a Gurnard.... drooped a big cuttle fish as well that took a pilchard live bait... Sun was up, the paddle out of the otter out of Budleigh was cracking... Then barbie time, fresh fish...can't beat it... promised myself I'm gonna take a few more days off, especially when the sun is up!!
    39 points
  17. 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
  18. Had this bitch gifted and delivered to my door by a good pal on Sunday night , four months old ACD x whippet greyhound cross collie whippet greyhound .
    38 points
  19. 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
  20. Wee Judy is 6 months old tomorrow. Great nature and nothing phases, great to have around
    37 points
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. After a long sleepless night the pups have landed
    36 points
  24. 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
  25. After over 30 years of beddywhippets, I have my first whippet, hope she makes the grade
    35 points
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. here you go mate. last pic he marked every rabbit ferreting brill in the day
    35 points
  29. Spent a couple of years on a cattle station in central Queensland in me early 20s . Just went over backpacking originally, but after drinking all me cash in the first month ended up with a job on this cattle property in Queensland. idea was to just save abit of cash to go off partying again. Ended up loving it so much I stayed for nearly 2 year and met my now wife. Along side the station work we were hunting and shooting pretty much daily, the place was lifting with Roos and pigs an I bloody loved it. Anyway there was a local lad that worked on the property next door who had a pac
    35 points
  30. As the other thread.. we done a lads trip to Looe for 2 nights, my dads 70th treat. Shark fishing, nice food, few beers and sunshine...it was brilliant . Dad, bro, fin and me....need more of this...
    35 points
  31. 7 years old and born hunters already and a smasher of a we dog they have too
    34 points
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. died 2 wks ago.going on 14yrs.A topper.
    34 points
  35. One of the lads that works for me has been asked by the farmer he rents his cottage from to make use of a wood and lake that he has that is going to waste. So we have been down getting it sorted and ready to use. I will probably spend more time down there than in my house. Lake has got some real nice carp in it and there’s a chalk stream that runs along the back of the lake. Apart from running water it’s got everything you need. A place for eating a place for a fire pit a pizza oven and a compost toilet.
    34 points
  36. 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
    33 points
  37. 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
  38. Nancy, 8 weeks old, and Lima, 12 years old, relaxing in the man cave; Both first cross deer/grey. Cheers.
    33 points
  39. I can’t talk in a way that will not open a can of worms . I can’t pretend that I was all call of duty black ops , kicking doors and taking names . but I can tell you some truths im a combat engineer , I served in 16 air assault brigade for 14 years . I was once part of a brotherhood and I turned away from it 2 years ago to serve my family and myself better. ive spoken before about leadership , about belonging , influence and the effect people can have on your life every once in a while . there’s been probably 5 people , in the military who have shaped and formed me into
    33 points
  40. 32 points
  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. Massive thank you to Ken, this young lad is over the moon with his pup, he's a new addition to my young ferreting team!! Lol Top man Ken, cheers mate!!
    32 points
  44. I f'in hate summer, roll on the winter
    32 points
  45. All done, happy with them.
    31 points
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