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Luckee legs

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  1. Absolutely right, whippet is a sandy colour (blue fawn apparently) and collie grey is black and white in classic border collie markings. Thanks , they are in good shape, great for hunting, bad news for arms and knees if they see something they like when on the lead . And the really bad news is now my children are long since away from home there are not many people who would walk them if me or my wife couldn't
  2. One is a collie greyhound, big lad at 25 inches, much bigger than two other first x and heavier than a 3/4 cross I had. Refused to chase a lure for 3 years until I got our Whippet and now he doesn't want to miss out Whippet is ped out of a dog called Stig, unfortunately he's a little too big for ped racing but we have a lot of fun at club and country fair lure coursing. On timed dashes he's one of the fastest, interestingly in same event Whippet x greyhounds of the same height are often quicker. Probably the reason mine are muscle packed is my wife and I run canicross with them, it
  3. I sympathise Ray, not sure many dog walkers would want my two. They are Jekyll and Hyde, going from sweet as you like to complete psycho for deer and unfortunately cats, in fact I had a similar injury to you earlier this year when they saw a muntjac, I didn't , and they pulled me so hard it wrenched my knee. After seeing a physio I used a brace with hinged metal struts and all was good after about 6 weeks Photo of my male whippet exactly as you describe, great fun for a bit of racing but loads of stress hunting as he has no concept of danger. Also at 36 lb he can pull like a train
  4. I've had similar thoughts about relocation but totally failed to act. Has the relocation worked ?
  5. It's a concern in East Anglia and if anyone comes across a hare with myxi or rvhd symptoms there is a study " This project is being run by Dr Diana Bell, a senior lecturer at the University of East Anglia School of Biological Science, Norwich. She is requesting members of the public who find or photograph hares to email her at d.bell@uea.ac.uk ".
  6. Another thanks, I've been putting off repairs recently and this is encouraging me to face up to the job . Don't forget to add top line and purse line videos
  7. Same for my area of East Anglia, creates some issues for me as the farmers and friends are very alert to hare coursing and I can't afford to be judged deliberately out on hares. When ferreting on land with hares I walk between warrens with the dogs on leads
  8. Sounds similar to mine, 22" and 18kg. Phenomenally quick but too game for his own good. Has to be on a lead if deer might be about. I walk both of mine on a lead to ferreting spots as there is a high risk they'll put up a muntjac left to their own devices
  9. For the hob I had done last year the vet was very careful in telling me everything that could go wrong . Fair enough. Equally I am on my fourth vasectomised hob and for each of them the op was successful with no side effects and another 5 years of service at least in each case
  10. That is amazing if still valid. I know they had several done and of course there is the issue that these hobs are entire and will need a separate cage for about half the year so they may be hogging cages
  11. That's a good idea, it's how I found the vet we used. It's a much better and usually cheaper experience if the vet is familiar with ferrets
  12. Btw these are independent vet practices, very different pricing on anything non standard compared to the big corporations
  13. I've had two vasectomized by the vet practice I've used for our ferrets in 15 years since we moved to Cambridgeshire. If I remember correctly about 120 pounds in 2011 and definitely 200 in may 23 Anyone in easy distance of Essex ferret welfare can take jills there for a reasonable fee. The vet they use is doing several ferret vasectomies a year and i understand is still only charging about 100 pounds so next time I'll go there.
  14. Most days I wish my collie x was as driven with rabbits as he is with cats and muntjac. He has an 11 out of 10 setting when a cat appears
  15. I can't beat @boors joke so I'll be serious, just don't try it. Fox is also a serious risk although I have over the years bolted foxes that were in rabbit warrens (no smell or evidence of them ) on two occasions with no loss of ferrets
  16. Bloody hell that worked with 2 of them. , batteries out as well
  17. Fair points. Badgers in east Anglia have become incredibly common, even 40 years ago they just weren't in evidence and today they are everywhere. I hadn't thought about foot traffic, that has gone up a lot and also plenty of new build houses in our area with lots of cats, I lost a ferret this year and looking for it around our village at dawn and dusk I was amazed by the numbers of cats. Deer certainly cope better, muntjac are a massive pain for me as my dogs are mad for them
  18. It's difficult to be certain with RHD because the numbers just collapse and you don't see carcasses but I feel it's the main problem. I have in the past ferreted and shot on one farm and numbers always bounced back
  19. I suffer some of that and it's frustrating to know pregnant and milky does are getting potted
  20. That's a tough experience. Hope everything else runs smoothly
  21. Anyone else getting shorter than expected life out of 394 batteries this year? I buy Renata off Amazon / eBay, a brand which used to have a long life and now seem really variable. Possibly connected to batteries and stressing em out because when they finally break that's it, is the magnetic switches on three of my four mk3 collars are inconsistent and sometimes won't switch off. Is there a fix?
  22. Welcome to my pity party In East Anglia we get less rain compared to most of the UK but it's still very wet on my ferreting permissions and this winter I have not taken more than five in any one outing. On these farms 10 years ago I'd be stopping once I caught twenty as I couldn't process more in one go. Myxi has been bad where numbers looked good in summer, VHD hit populations like Thetford forest seemingly not returning and flooding looks like the final straw. On the plus side it's still great to be out with the dogs, they are always optimistic , I've seen a few photos on social
  23. That's a tough call and it's obvious you care a lot about this. I can't help with this but if you get positive feedback about health prospects and keep it I'm sure it will work out. About 20 years ago I kept a collie x bitch with an undershot jaw, I was apprehensive but she was a great dog
  24. We and our dogs are all on spectrum somewhere. Reading above reminds me of one of ours who was obsessed with grabbing and sometimes shredding books. Made me wonder if the scent encouraged it. Anyway I had to permanently have a guard in front of the bookcase. BTW he damaged almost nothing else. We can only do our best, but it's very important to do our best
  25. With you on that. Maybe work on the food guarding while using non fur items for training. I've always been able to get good retrieves with toys and dummies early on. Honestly In the field we've not always been able to sustain that promise. All retrieved game but 80% developed flaws whether circling, dropping early etc. usually related to working with other dogs . Anyway, good luck
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