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OldPhil last won the day on April 7 2022

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  • Birthday 26/07/1951

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  1. I reckon he will get ya in the end... From what I have seen,...he is just the same, as I once was, (albeit thirty long years ago).... He is relentless in pursuit...
  2. Yeah,...that really was some special field... Great area for bolting to the dog,...no nets, no fuss,.and I don't recall ever leaving the field, with less than 50 or 60 conies... Doubt I will ever see that place again,...it was the gift that just kept on giving....
  3. Keep at them Bonny Lad....,...catch a few for me....
  4. Go for it TOMO,...you work hard and this is your passion,...you are also well versed in European travel,....so live your life to the full, we are a long time dead....
  5. Yeah,...these types are a bit different, to other hybrids,...and one should always keep in mind their ancestory.... Facts are,..."Wild dogs eat fast,....they often have to".....
  6. Good idea fellah Dogs can lose condition in this cold weather,..more so if they are kenneled in an unthinking manner.... I've seen more than a few large, spacious "Cathedral sized", volumanous sleeping blocks, that seem more akin to high security prisons, than kennels... Facts are, the best 'boxes' for keeping the working dogs nice and warm, are frequently small... All a dog really needs in this cold weather, is to be able to crawl in and lose himself, in snug amounts of dry bedding.... I remember visiting a noted breeder/trainer of 'Bird Dogs' in the Highlands of Sc
  7. I wouldn't worry too much about diets and suchlike,....a young work dog needs all the good grub that you can get into it.... Facts are,.with certain hybrids,...some in a litter will often throw chunky, its just the way it goes, and nothing will turn a cloddy type into a sleek gazehound.... When folks choose to keep such crossbred curs,..they had best keep this firmly in mind, and fully realise, the physical limitations of their charges....
  8. Wow,..that looks terrible ground to have a run over....
  9. Hunted with some nice Border Terriers, back in the 1990's. Sometimes found them to be a tad on the sensitive side (same as myself,..they did not enjoy the company of noisy feckers).....but once they were on,..they were on...
  10. Enjoy your youngster,...get him out and about, everywhere,...but,... give him lots of time......
  11. These are fabulous, selectively bred, canine atheletes,...and they have now possibly reached their zenith and for the task they have been created for,they are nie-on perfection...However,..if used as roustabout hunting dogs,..they need to be treated with the greatest respect, and due to their inate prey drive, one often has to watch out for their safety,.... and obviously,...run them accordingly....
  12. Times have changed,... The facts are,... if you get a pull,..the authorities might steal your dogs from you.....and personaly,..the enjoyment of working the jukels is the only real reason for hunting these days...I don't need the meat, and I sure don't need to sell game to pay the bills,..so,..the risk of losing canine pals,..has to be considered
  13. Good on the wee gal,.....its a hard old game.....but,.... it ends for us all eventually....
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