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  1. Plucky1

    The Brown Rat

    Gnipper, I'm not quite ready for packing it all in yet and my lad still gets out with me, I take quite a few lads out as guest ferreter on the estate work, I'm right on top of the rabbit job for now after years of large numbers, I had left small pockets to re-populate but the dreaded "myxie" popped up and sorted most that were left, the golf courses have been flooded this year and numbers are down to very little,just the odd 1 or 2, I still shoot and bush the 5 fisheries, sometimes with the lamp, my local farms around Chester are all in control number wise, we have stopped all the paid work, stadiums,private gardens, industrial estates,factories, etc for a few months now, still flying the Goshawk and 2 Harriss, but not as regular as we did as my mates wife is terminal thus restricting him, I have still got 3 ferrets all good workers but will be getting rid of my locators and 50m quick sets soon after christmas, I still use my HW100 rifle around the farms so I will be active but just not all day, everyday, I will bear you in mind though if I have the need, my lad knows you after he bought something off you a couple of years back when you broke your leg ?? (I think it was you), take care and "Merry Christmas" to all, ROB
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    The Brown Rat

    Yes mate, I've done everything I set out to do, speed bred a steady line of all round Plummer type terriers that are clean from health issues that breed true to type size,conformation, colour but most of all they have mostly been steady workers, I only have an early foundation bitch thats 10 yrs old, she is whats been the difference, hungry for work of any sort, bit hard on fox in her day but still a 100% working terrier, mark anything, work anything, just tuned in since the day I got her in 2008,never been a bit of trouble and an only survivor from a very rare litter that was very well bred, she will end her days with me, she still loves work and it will be a sorry day for her and me when she struggles to get out anymore, she is one of those bitches that just lives for going out, the other terrier is "Wilf", bit more aggressive than her but has become an outstanding all round dog, I'll be very surprised if he makes "old bones" this last 6 months since he woke up he only listens when it suits him, gone is the nod to enter, constantly locating him to ground after losing him, f*cker once on the scent of "old red" bushing, following across roads,motorways,railways,etc, doesn't matter how much you holler to come back, loses his head, I have bred my last litter and that was those in the pics above,they mostly went to people I know that have been lifelong friends and will be worked and very well cared for, I have altered my perspective of whats important in my life now and at 60 will ride my motorbikes a bit more and holidaying with my wife thats had to put up with me for 33yrs, my dogs will still be out everyday but not for the all day jobs, just a few hours a day, morning and night, WM
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    The Brown Rat

    what a lovely stamp of a bitch she is now, "ACE" puts a lot into his pups thats for sure !!! that strong look is in her alright, have a merry Xmas ,WM
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    The Brown Rat

    Anybody interested in buying my breeding runs pm me, there is this one and a rather more substantial one, can be used inside or out, best thing you will ever buy if you're breeding pups or even to restrict movement whilst puppy training, WM
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    The Brown Rat

    Hello Keith me ol tata, been a while since either of us posted really so a quick update on "WILF", he has really gone from a decent dog to one thats totally driven 100%, a massive change so much so that I've had to rest him for the last 3 weeks due to the damage he has took over the autumn/winter on fox, I had a couple to ground with him last year but he's woken up and decided he likes the pain, I might as well have "DANNY" back now the way he works, his face was becoming a mess as each bolt or dig left him with a mark or two, after a couple of months he was looking rough, so I decided to avoid the area's holding fox and try getting him out on just the rabbits/ferreting/general mooching etc, but he has still been lost 3 or 4 times only for me to find him in drains/earths I didn't know were there and you know it always happens when you're f*cked heading back to the van, I took these pics before for you as he is mostly healed up now, he's an aggressive little f*cker now and going on some of the reports on his pups they are all coming on into decent all round terriers, the last litter in the summer off "ROSIE" all went to decent homes and my best mate in SWANSEA had a bitch that was pick of the litter, he's bringing her up after Xmas once her adult teeth are set to do a bit of ratting. Rosie has been spayed and gone to live with my cousin Dave who lives on a canal barge just outside Nantwich to bolt rabbits from cover for his whippet/ferreting,ratting,etc, she loves it and is in her element there, that means I only have Wilf and Miley left at home and that suits me fine
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    Show Us Your White Dog's

    What a lovely pack of terriers you have,good luck with them,WM
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    Who needs a bellman lol

    My old mate had a saluki/greyhound that would always mark his black dog to ground, they were kennelled together and seemed to have a close bond, she was always spot on with her mark we came to rely on her at times but she never marked other terriers only him, WM
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    Rip poppy

    R.I.P Poppy, Lee I feel sorry for your loss but you're still as green as the day you first started posting on here and this will not be the end of your disasters, you have been trying to run too fast before you can walk again, you can get as many tattoos as you like on yourself of wildlife and dead terriers but the experienced terrier men on here can see through your posts like glass, I applauded that you got involved running the fell and moorland in your area but that just shows how desperate the terrier job has become, how can a man with no direct experience of digging give advice to lads that have dug all their lives, how many digs have you actually, honestly done yourself ??? do your terriers a favour and only go out with lads that know what they"re doing, terriers will enter any earth with a scent but its up to you sometimes to filter the risk, all holes look the same on top and its under the sod or sand where every one is different, you can call me and others what ever you like but it will not alter the facts that you are a very inexperienced terrier man that endangers those brave tykes with your lack of fieldcraft, WM
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    Brightmoor Bred Dog

    Tratante, we can only comment on the dogs we witnessed ourselves and that is your experience of "Brightmoor" terriers, my mates bitch "MEG" was a good all round honest worker, quiet in the kennel and house, but a demon when out, never seen her beaten by anything she was asked to work, she was my mates first real terrier and proved to be an education for all 3 of us young lads, back in 70's the world was a different place and the countryside was wild, you never bumped into anti's or idiots protecting badgers or foxes and if a farmer asked you to remove a badger it was done without a song and dance with nobody any the wiser, my mates bitch was the only terrier that we ever dug a badger to that killed one, she did it on more than one occasion so it wasn't a one off, she never took much damage on those times either !! I've seen her with a lot more damage on a fox, I always put it down to the fact the "tubes" were larger on brock and she was able to move around easier, she was a clever bitch that learnt early to show the top of her head to anything coming onto her quick, standing her ground and would simply flick her head under the throat, pinning and choking them to death, if she was picked on in the car by another terrier she would do the same thing, she never started trouble with any dog lurcher or terrier but she would certainly end it, she lived until a ripe old age and was "gummy" losing most of her front teeth mainly on fox by 9yrs old, we only ever bred 1 litter off her, we put her to a "Nuttall" dog my mate owned that was brainless, not much nose but accounted for a lot of "Gear" , they produced 3 pups, one of my mates kept a pup "Tina" but she never amounted to anything really, she lacked nose and was a bully, dog aggressive but a sh*thouse to ground (as many of that type are), a tad large as well for this area (Cheshire/merseyside) were most earths are scratched out rabbit bury's, as an old bitch half blind living her days out by my mates fireside it was always heart wrenching to see her come to the window whining in expectation of a good day out when I would knock for him on those early frosty winter mornings and found it hard to settle knowing we were out , when we got back to his after a good day out she would come over sniffing our clothes to see what we had done that day as if in approval before going back to her place by the fire, the day she passed was a sad day for all of us and its never easy replacing a "Good one", everything there after is judged by the high standards set those special dogs that grace your life from time to time and "MEG" was one of them, WM
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    Brightmoor Bred Dog

    The best working bitch I ever witnessed was a Brightmore bitch,a long time ago now, she lived to an old age and was still worked in her dotage occasionally, WM
  11. Plucky1

    Not All Up For It.

    Then use a molesmoke bomb LOL's, I've used these in rock cairns up on the high hills where you would never put a terrier in due to many being lost in the past, we've used them when not having a terrier with us in normal earths with mixed success bolting to a lurcher or gun, more than one way to get the job done on keepered land, its all about the result not pure terrierwork, always other options !!!Failing that get a tin of chapie put a hole in the top and wave it by the entrance that should get him to pop his head out for a look. Everybody who lamps has baited an area for fox control numb nuts, we use fish guts and bits, makes the job easy, back to the molesmokes though, are you saying you would enter a terrier in a known kill zone, renowned for deep drops,caves and small ledges that have accounted for many in the past, only an idiot would do so, there are many such places in the "Grampians" were my mate is head keeper and all are respected as too dangerous !! Put down the Plummer books will you, you haven't got any mates down were you are never mind up in Northern Scotland, my mate is Head keeper don't make me laugh. You and Pablo/Loozer could team up match made in heaven that is. I'm Still waiting on you telling me who the gang of cronies I have on THL. you probably wouldn't know where they are being a super hero !!! is this you when you're not too pissed drinking in them rough areas !! "SUPER HELMET" but I think this is more like it This one pretty much sums it up for me where you and King are concerned LOL's
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    Not All Up For It.

    Only if you stick to riding your scooter !!!
  13. Plucky1

    Not All Up For It.

    Then use a molesmoke bomb LOL's, I've used these in rock cairns up on the high hills where you would never put a terrier in due to many being lost in the past, we've used them when not having a terrier with us in normal earths with mixed success bolting to a lurcher or gun, more than one way to get the job done on keepered land, its all about the result not pure terrierwork, always other options !!!Failing that get a tin of chapie put a hole in the top and wave it by the entrance that should get him to pop his head out for a look. Everybody who lamps has baited an area for fox control numb nuts, we use fish guts and bits, makes the job easy, back to the molesmokes though, are you saying you would enter a terrier in a known kill zone, renowned for deep drops,caves and small ledges that have accounted for many in the past, only an idiot would do so, there are many such places in the "Grampians" were my mate is head keeper and all are respected as too dangerous !!
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    Absolutely Heartbroken

    You are not the first to make a mistake my mate as we have all done it, sometimes you get away with it and sometimes you don't, only takes a second to go wrong, I've lost 2 terriers on the road whilst out working, both times bolting fox near a main road and another across a motorway, both older dogs that had done these places 100's of times before without an issue, the first my bitch of 9yrs bolted a fox near a road and both were killed, the second a bitch 6yrs old that had been worked all over the country in some mad places and got away with it was entered in a wood 200yds from a motorway, bitch bolted the fox and was out straight behind it, fox slipped into a land drain with my bitch straight behind it, it came up by the side of a motorway, the fox ran across all 6 lanes of the motorway without a scratch my bitch was hit by a truck going under the rear wheels barely a foot onto the first lane, gutted on both occasions but if you keep terriers you will lose a few working, I've dug to a few mates terriers that have been dead on breaking through and it happens you just gotta toughen up and although it does not get any easier when it happens you have to move on and realise accidents can happen and working dogs get killed from time to time, its no easier with lurchers either lost 3 down the years hit by cars running something or farm implements, but all these dogs would of had it no other way as they were ALL 100% committed to their quarry !! chin up and carry on, WM
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