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  1. @lurchers @Aussie Whip @Daniel cain There have been some very honest and lovely points made. Having a kennel full of working dogs requires great sacrifice, no holidays, not trusting anyone to safely look after them and keep the kennels how you like it whilst you’re away with the wife. But for the short twenty years I’ve been messing around with them I wouldn’t change it for the world (my wife and kids would probably say different). thanks to those who shared they’re similar experiences when it came to saying goodbye to a terrier. It’s reassuring to see it’s a struggle shared by so m
  2. @Daniel cain Deleted original post as I didn’t know how people would respond to that sort of post. had to bid farewell to once a good terrier that sadly got far too hard for the job and spent most of his days in the sick bay. If it wasn’t for the fact he was such a good dog at home & in the kennels I wouldn’t have persevered as much as I did but over the weekend I knew enough was enough. wondered if anyone had been in a similar position? Im riddled with guilt and saddened to see an empty kennel. I’ve parted ways with a few over the years for various reasons
  3. @Bakerboy Four Years Old This will be her Second season, the first she didn’t do a hell of allot just steadying away and finding her way. As I mentioned in the post, last week we had a successful dig. I broke through to find her baying but no sign of quarry after I investigated it was a good meter away further down the tube & not in a stop end. I understand many part ways with this type of behaviour in a dog and normally I may of done too but there is great sentimental value with her, doing so would be a difficult thing to do.
  4. Hello lads, merry Christmas and all that. I’ve got a terrier in my kennels that starting to test my patience. Great dog, keen as mustard and all that but time and time again I’ve broken through to her steadily baying away only to find she’s sat with something mid tube on one occasion I broke though and there was nothing there however last week I said to myself if I break through I’ll clear the tubes up and pop her back in to make sure it isn’t my fault rather than blame her. Lo and behold it was sat about a meter back from the open end of the tube and eventually bolted itself - Happy
  5. Evening all, I'm lucky enough to have first pick from a friends litter. He’s crossed his Saluki dog with his Collie Bull GH bitch. I’ve only seen videos of the litter as he’s based in UK. Few different characters in the litter, some sit reluctant off in the back ground others play among themselves two are incredibly forward one more than the other. What key things do you look for when picking a litter? I’ve mostly ran mine on rabbits, reds and some others. Go stead, oshea
  6. Good evening Gents, Using this platform again as I find it a great way to reach out into a pool of knowledge and great experience. Now I don’t work my terriers to hounds here in Ireland, but more than often will find myself having a wonder about my permission and trying the terriers in some common spots. However, I have noticed I’ve drawn more blank days than good and wanted to know what those who don’t work terriers under hounds provide consistent work for their own, how do you go about your day out to guarantee an earth will be occupied and how do you feel about drawi
  7. Given from a friend of a friend, nice little bitch. I had her at six/seven months with little work out into her at this stage can’t comment too much on who had her in the previously.
  8. I’ve just finished reading Nick Stevens book called “An obsession” and found it a really good read with a great insight into the life of a professional terrier man (Pre-ban). It got me wondering what made a great terrier man for the hunt, I know there are the obvious answers but Nick went into great depths discussing the success in fox population from good cover-laying in comparison to building artificials and went into great detail about the country and we’ll know earths. are there any well weathered terrier men that could cast their opinions into the past world of hunting and
  9. Couldn’t word it any better, it’s has sadly become common practice.
  10. Letting off the lead - Hello chaps, I was given a Powell bread bitch from a close friend who didn’t have the space nor time to accommodate. She came to my kennels at seven months, very game and unfortunately doesn’t always mix well with other dogs. I like to be able to walk mine off the lead, have them stock broken and have some recall! But this bitch is the most pig headed thing, off the lead, her head goes down and she’s off. I’ve tried and tried to improve things but she will not listen. Since having her I’ve accommodated for her ways and brought her on slowly, she
  11. Hadn’t ignored it and really appreciate your response. Time off and see how he goes, slow and steady but I won’t have any massive expectations.
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